The Schooner

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

Our kitchen is open everyday from 12 - 9.30pm with the exception of Sunday 12 - 5.30

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 real ales sourced only from Sussex breweries 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. 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 restricted mobility, need a highchair or plan on bringing a dog.

Cuisine: Sunday Lunch, British, Fish, Gastro Pub, Locally Sourced
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, 13 October 2019

More attention is needed to the atmosphere. Back ground music, softer furnishings, warmer and more homely feel. It all feels very sparse. Service was excellent. Food was good as always, although a few more veggies on the adult roast would be great.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Delightful staff, great setting and a lovely Sunday lunch!

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Very welcoming, great service and lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

I have written to you separately yesterday replying to your confirmation of booking page. As stated, we were less than impressed with the unavailability of our choice of the food on offer and at least saved some pennies by opting for the 2 for 1 fish and chips, hardly inspiring. No tartare sauce seemed to cap it all. Service was reasonable and friendly. Unlikely to return. On another point it seems strange for correspondence to be addressed to surname only - very military.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

I was dismayed to see that the chairs were badly stained & dirty. The menu was very limited. The service was good and the food was good. Overall I was disappointed as I had expected more from looking at the website

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Great food with Vegetarian/Vegan/GF options.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Super visit....great

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

We commented on the grubbiness of the seats, and they were all changed for us in advance of our main party arriving. The staff were 2nd to none, and were friendly, professional and the whole event was fantastic. Bearing in mind we were serving 31 meals, everyone arrived hot, and no-one complained about any aspect, everyone loved it all. In future the only thing I would say, is that the salve behind the bar area should have been removed, as it was slightly unsightly, but that was the only negative I could give!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

One or two other fish options would be nice but otherwise, it was all lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Absolutely faultless!!! Service with a smile, excellent ales,amazing food, great atmosphere....we love it!

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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

I had a lovely birthday lunch!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Mains better than starters

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

New summer very good. All meals served hot and clean boards/plates at the end. Service great.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Wonderful home made food, catering for vegan and gluten free diets, with a lovely outlook. Very friendly staff and excellent value for money. I am sure we will be back very soon!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Thanks for a lovely evening made the young persons birthday special tthanks malc

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Would have liked a little more veg and mash with the roasts but overall very nice.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Great Sunday dinner, pleasant staff

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

All good thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Lovely food and the waitress, Maddie was very accommodating.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

We had a very enjoyable evening with family and friends at the Italian evening. The food was delicious and the service, as always, was great. Can't wait until the next themed evening!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Perfect fish and chips!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Great pub,great beers(especially Sea-Legs!),great food,great staff how many more greats do you need?.......EXCELLENT.....I think you can take it that we like The Schooner!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

We really liked the main but the puddings were a bit of a let down, I had the brownie, now if the little hard bits was the brownie then, I’m guessing that other people have complained as well. We would come again but change your puddings.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

There were 8 of us eating. Only 2 enjoyed there meals. My curry was bland my naan bread was soggy. The waiter kept returning to say things were sold out. I would never return and was extremely embarrassed as we took are family there from America after you being recommended. The £158.00 bill was disgusting for the food we received .

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Great Sunday Roast - plates were cold though. Friendly service.

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