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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 Saturday, 18 August 2018

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Lovely place, lovely food. So nice to have such a great place to eat in Southwick.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

A very pleasant meal. Just a couple of points to help improve things. The spring onion mash was very good but it would have been even better if there had been more than about a tablespoon of it. The meal was served on cold plates which meant the food cooled very rapidly. It would have been better if it had remained hot until finished.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Love this pub, go every week for the pub quiz which is great fun and compared by the lovely Chris. Also eat there a lot and am always impressed with the food, always hot. Service fab, very friendly. Fab place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

I enjoyed my meal and thought the staff super efficient. Will definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Fab. Great pub, friendly and the food is always piping hot and tastes great. I’m pescatarian and am impressed with the options. The falafel burger is lovely.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

the Spanish night was great food was excellent great atmosphere can't wait for the next themed night

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

We had an amazing meal at the Spanish themed evening. The tapas was delicious and very well presented. The paella was authentic and beautifully cooked. We finished with the yummy desserts. Looking forward to the next themed evening already! Amazing service too.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

We were a little disappointed with the food on Sunday compared to several month's ago as the Schooner had been a favourite of ours. It was overcooked and dry - the roast potatoes were very hard and difficult to cut through. I would also really like to see something fruity/healthy on the pudding menu as the sweets on offer are all high in fat and sugar. At the moment there are lots of English soft fruits available.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 June 2018

Excellent atmosphere and service. Quality of food was excellent as always, only slight hiccup was several items were off the menu as they’d been busy.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 June 2018

Our first visit here. We sat at a table overlooking the harbour and had a lovely meal. Four of us all ate something different for both starters and mains - each dish was delicious. Friendly service too! We will definitely return.

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Visited On Monday, 28 May 2018

I had the fish and chips but left half. The chips tasted as though they had been cooked before and some were too chewy to eat and the fish was very greasy. This was such a shame because visits prior to the fire were amazing

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Always enjoyed my entire experience here. My wife and I treat ourselves to an evening here when we can and are never disappointed.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 April 2018

Lovely meal - good wine 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 01 April 2018

Only 2 veg options which is fine but both had nuts which my husband is allergic to! Maybe they should consider this for the future.. although the chef knocked up an alternative which was very tasty and in my opinion, an example of great service. Thoroughly enjoyed the salmon roast, unusual but worked really well!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Function room was great venue for a get together, we were well looked after and enjoyed the food, drink and view! Thanks again.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 March 2018

More potatoes on Sunday roast, it is one of the things you remember when eating Sunday roast

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Visited On Friday, 02 March 2018

The server was pleasent but I was made to feel like it was my fault when I asked about desserts after 9.30 and the kitchen stops at 9.30 but no one had asked us if we would like some before this time. I was surprised on a Friday night they had run out of quite a few things. Food was nice but could of been better seasoned and the bill took 3 times to get right hopefully just a off night. Would probably come back and give it another try.

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Visited On Thursday, 01 March 2018

Excellent friendly service, good food at a reasonable price

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Wonderful food, staff and value and still enough atmosphere even on a Tuesday evening!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 February 2018

A new find for , close to where we live great food and service. We will certainly visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 February 2018

My only critical comment on the roast dinner is that there could have been more vegetables - but everything I did have was delicious. The view is fabulous and the staff were all lovely.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Went here for Valentines night. Was yet again fantastic food. We love this place. Well worth a visit.Well done ,keep it up

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Visited On Sunday, 11 February 2018

Lovely food. Always a good experience

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Visited On Thursday, 25 January 2018

Excellent as always.Steak night .The Best

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