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The Schooner

146 Albion Street, Southwick, United Kingdom, BN424AU
Critics Review 8/10
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Our kitchen is open everyday from 12 - 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Schooner

Located 4 miles west of Brighton and Hove, the Schooner is pleased to offer a gastro pub experience in a relaxed & inviting environment. With a grand view of Lady Bee Marina we offer craft ales on constant rotation and a modest but lovingly created wine menu. The bar also has a selection of spirits to entice the most discerning drinker.

Our kitchen is open daily offering a selection of classics as well as seafood and game. With panoramic views from one of our popular bay windows The Schooner is the ideal place to spend a Sunday afternoon enjoying a roast with good company. Only seconds from the bus (Stagecoach 700) or Southwick Station there is barely a need to use our onsite parking.

When placing a reservation please inform us if you have any access requirements, need a highchair or plan on bringing a dog.

Cuisine: Sunday Lunch, British, Fish, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced, Set Menu
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Dinner with a View at The Schooner
8/10
Located four miles west of Brighton and Hove, on the Southwick section of the coast road, is The Schooner Inn, a laid-back gastro pub serving good value pub classics. The overwhelming impression, as we settled in, was one of peacefulness, just what we needed at the end of a long hectic week and quite remarkable given the pub’s position next to such a busy road. Frosted glass at the front of the pub cleverly blocks the view of passing cars and if you’re lucky enough to sit at the back of the pub you will be treated to a view of pretty little boats bobbing about on the glittering sea in Lady Bee Marina. There is even a novel little narrow gallery secreted away at the side of the pub where you can sit on a bar stool nursing a pint and ponder the meaning of life while gazing out over the water. The serene atmosphere was rounded off with a selection of chilled Motown classics playing quietly in the background. The kitchen is open 7 days a week from noon to 9.30pm and alongside pub staples, like fish and chips and bangers and mash, there are a couple of more unusual options like loaded nachos and baked thyme-infused camembert. There are a few vegetarian and gluten-free options and a dedicated kids’ menu. You can get 2 courses for £11.95 Monday to Friday and Wednesday is 2-4-1 burger night, bargain! The Sunday roasts are very popular (booking advised) and they also serve a selection of sandwiches between noon and 6pm Mondays to Saturdays. They have craft ales on constant rotation and a modest but lovingly created wine menu as well as a good selection of spirits. Coffee is provided by Brighton’s own Small Batch Coffee Roasters. We took our two dogs and were given a large table with plenty of space, which was really handy. The mutts were immediately offered treats and brought a huge, gratefully received, bowl of water. Once we had wrangled the dogs and relaxed into our seats we ordered drinks. I chose a glass of the Vignabaldo Umbria Pinot Grigio, a refreshing dry but fruity little number and Andrew went for a pint of 1066 a cool, light, golden ale. Then it was time to order food, and we were hungry!
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

What a fantastic day !! Massive thanks to the whole team at The Schooner for looking after us so well on the day of Lisa's funeral. From start to finish everything was perfect and nothing was too much trouble. With over 120 people to cater for all the preparation and hard work in the kitchen and the outstanding service in the bar came together brilliantly. It made what could have been a difficult day a celebration for everyone to remember and that is exactly what Lisa wanted. Superb!!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Lovely evening, family Christmas dinner. Food was good and service excellent- everyone enjoyed

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Excellent value for money. Very quiet Monday night. Just what we were hoping for!

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Great evening at the Schooner. Pub Quiz and 2 for 1 burgers. What more could you want???

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Had a family 18th birthday party there and it was excellent, great service, great food, perfect views and excellent value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

Food was absolutely delicious despite arriving late. However, the atmosphere and layout of pub is not the best for those with small children compared to other places that think about offering something like colouring in crayons etc.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Best quiz in town!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Great space with lovely views over the marina. Delicious afternoon tea and friendly staff. Definitely recommend this for any event, and it was great for a baby shower.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Lovely food and great service. Our only disappointment was that my partner is vegetarian and the nut roast had finished, which was one of our reasons for choosing The Schooner. However she had the parcel which was good and I had the beef which was great!

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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

Great food at very reasonable prices. The Schooner is our local go to place to eat and drink

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Shame that the none of the wine was as advertised on the menu and some of the food had run out by 7.30pm! However the customer service nearly made up for these things and we had an enjoyable pub meal.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

We will be using this venue on a regular basis.

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Visited On Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The food was once again , perfect.. All 8 of us thoroughly enjoyed it... it was a packed out evening , the staff were completely rushed off their feet but didn’t hesitate to please all of the customers .. and the atmosphere was brilliant.. ! 10/10 from me!!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Love the Pub, Food and staff. Very welcoming and a great place to view the port!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Service great. lovely pub with a great atmosphere. Food very good and 2-4-1 on a Wednesday. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Fab as always, We go for the quiz every Wednesday with the fab Chris as Quiz Master :) always a good laugh and the food, drink and service is always fab. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 October 2018

I found the service very attentive (and I especially appreciated being seated overlooking such a lovely view!) The food was delicious and the background music just right :) I can't wait to bring my husband for a meal when he is back in the country next month!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Always brilliant

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 October 2018

You're guaranteed a warm welcome and excellent service, to go along with the fine range of top quality food on offer. Quiz night on a Wednesday is a must!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

A wonderful Sunday roast with fresh ingredients and not overpriced like so many places these days!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Nice atmosphere and good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sadly a complete disappointment on all levels, except the view.. Several items unavailable, and rest mostly deep fried, so not much choice there. Burgers burnt, fish and chips extremely poor and not eaten. Waitress helpful and did her best. Another couple had booked a table near us, but appeared to leave without eating. Will not be returning

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Great fish and chips! 😁

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Again the food and service was excellent . We both had the fish which was great and fresh. The whole dinner was perfect. Can not wait till the Christmas menu starts. Keep up the good work

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