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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 Sunday, 14 January 2018

Lovely lunch but would of liked the gravy seperate.Really good waitress very intentive and friendly .Will definitely be back .

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Visited On Sunday, 14 January 2018

Great roast dinner and excellent service!

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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

Excellent - so glad we chose to celebrate Christmas Day at the Schooner. Even though two of our party were a bit late because their flight had been delayed, the staff adjusted our service so that we all enjoyed the great meal and atmosphere. Our thanks to everyone.

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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

Owners are lovely, friendly and super organised. Had Xmas day dinner here which was very nice.

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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

We regularly visit The Schooner and always enjoy our time there, whether it be for a drink after a nice stroll to the beach over the locks or for a meal. Great service and tasty food. We most recently booked for Christmas Day for 11 or us. Everyone in our party really enjoyed the time we spent there. All the food was hot and delicious. We love our local pub!

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Visited On Monday, 25 December 2017

We had a lovely meal and the service was really good. Would definitely come again for Christmas dinner

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Had a lovely festive meal at The Schooner with the family - now a tradition in our household. Food was very tasty.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

Fabulous Christmas meal - would highly recommend and most definitely be coming back. Thank you for a wonder evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 December 2017

Very nice young lass served our table.couldnt have been more helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

Lovely food as ever but could have been bigger portions more veg x

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

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Visited On Thursday, 09 November 2017

Best steak for a long time, perfectly cooked with a great bottle of red to go with it. Will definitely be returning!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 December 2017

Roast was amazing - thank you so much

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Visited On Saturday, 02 December 2017

Excellent food at a reasonable cost. Explosion of flavours and great presentation. I would highly recommend to anyone who likes good quality food a visit to the Schooner Inn! Simona and Stuart XX

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Visited On Friday, 01 December 2017

We had our office Christmas party Delete repeated word Everything was great .There was 10 of us and the the kitchen did us proud. Very nice staff and excellent service. We liked it so much we are going again on the 15th December for Brads 21 st. Having the Christmas menu again .Glad it has reopened . Go and have a look yourself.You willlove it

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Visited On Sunday, 26 November 2017

Excellent Sunday menu. Good to have local produce and Sussex beers. We could have had any of the dishes, even the vegetarian one! Well cooked and presented. Desserts were tempting and different. Friendly staff. We'll come again!

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Visited On Monday, 27 November 2017

It was a Monday afternoon, so a bit quiet, but that was no bad thing for the 4 of us. We sat by a window, and enjoyed the view. I was impressed with the staff: very attentive, but not overly so, and we all enjoyed the food and drink. Will go again.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 November 2017

Really wonderful Sunday lunch with friends. No faults at all! Lovely to have the kitchen open again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 November 2017

We had a lovely evening only two tiny things the coleslaw was incredibly salty and the lighting a bit too bright but otherwise this was one of the best and most reasonably priced meals we have had for a long time and the service was brilliant we will be coming back

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Visited On Sunday, 19 November 2017

Delicious Sunday roast and friendly staff

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

probably the best sunday lunch we have ever had in a pub! the only minor criticism would be the yorkshire puddings which were crisp on the outside but rather soggy on the inside.! can't wait to go back but once the word gets out you will need to book in advance.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

Best roast for me

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

The best roast ever. Great customer service and value for money.

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Visited On Friday, 03 November 2017

Excellent service. Food good Menu limited Would like to have returned for one of our monthly, Southwick Camera Club, coffee morning but doesn't open until mid-day.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 October 2017

What an absolutely lovely place! The food was just great, amazing service and stunnjng atmosphere.

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