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The Schooner

146 Albion Street, Southwick, United Kingdom, BN424AU
Critics Review 8/10
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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
Price point: $ $
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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, 15 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch the only complaint I have was the Mega Combo roast, it was as big as I'd liked for £15.95 I was hoping the portion was a lot bigger. I did mention something to the waiter and he kibdkt brought me out more potatoes as I only had two previously. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

Really lovely food and friendly, attentive service. Will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

I think my trip advisor reviews sums it up perfectically. Fantastic place.

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Visited On Friday, 06 October 2017

This was a family meal for my husband's birthday. There was a lovely atmosphere in the pub and the food was delicious. In fact my son said that the steak was the best he had ever had! We will be back again soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 October 2017

The Sunday lunches were delicious! They were a good size and very good value for money. We are all so pleased the kitchen is open again and look forward to seeing you very soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 October 2016

The service was intermittent and the food was quite greasy.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 October 2016

Lovely food good service. I will definitely go again.

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Visited On Friday, 16 September 2016

For the first time the food wasn't great very disappointed. Sorry guys.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 August 2016

A few weeks back a party of 11 visited The Schooner on a Saturday afternoon,we had a thoroughly good time,we enjoyed the drinks,atmosphere,and the lunch we were presented,the staff were faultless,excellent service.My wife also took a party of 8 work colleagues to have a lunch,during the week, and,once again everything was fine On the strength of this,two of our friends and ourselves decided to try a Sunday roast,one of us is vegetarian, the rest of us chose the roast beef,we were served with dinner, the vegetarian meal was mostly cold,which had to be returned,my wife's was cold too,we all agreed that it was rather unpleasant! my wife and our friend sent theirs back to be reheated, we were given apologies by a member of staff and he took two of the dishes away, I found the beef rather bland and,although my potatoes were reasonably warm the rest of the meal was...rather sub-standard,particularly the Yorkshire pudding..You ask for a rating on food & drink,the selection of ales etc. is very good indeed but something needs to be done about your Sunday lunches,ours was not what we expected. I belong to Trip-advisor and at the moment, I find myself in a bit of a quandary as the drinks,and staff were very good so I am not sure what review I could place? How very unfortunate after such a good time on previous occasions! My wife is so disappointed that she will not be returning under any circumstances!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 August 2016

Ideal for us yesterday - un-rushed and very welcoming. I thought the food just went that extra mile to make it special but keeping it in the realm of good pub food. Monkfish scampi was excellent. Beers were good - well priced under £5 for a pint of Punk IPA is brilliant. Very nice Picpoul. Staff very friendly and accommodating. So whole family - aged from 29 - 85 had a great time.

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Visited On Friday, 26 August 2016

The presentation of the food could not be better, the service was also brilliant however I did feel that the chicken burger I had could have been a little more appealing and the portion of coleslaw was more like a shot ! I also felt the ginger beer from the bar was minuscule, I always have ginger beer when out and this was quite possibly THE smallest I have ever had!

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Visited On Friday, 12 August 2016

As like many I try to reduce my carb intake so I requested extra salad instead of a bun with my burger and onion rinfmgs instead of fries .none asked how I liked my burger which was very well done (dry) It came with one slice of tomato and a few lettuce leaves -hardly a salad the onion rings were however delicious. We were not told about the specials until we went to pay and saw the board on the bar. Not the best meal I have had here 😞

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Visited On Thursday, 11 August 2016

Usually great atmosphere and excellent food but last time I went atmosphere was slightly lacking and my main course not as good as on previous occasions, however I would say 90% of the time excellent! possibly better at weekends when busier and also scaffolding currently obscuring the lovely view.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 July 2016

Amazing food! Staff are so friendly and helpful! Can't fault it!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 July 2016

Every time I have visited the staff have been great and the food fantastic. I love that you are dog friendly too.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 July 2016

Lovely food with great service and view

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Visited On Sunday, 10 July 2016

Good sized serving of well cooked food, served by friendly staff. We sat by the window overlooking the harbour and never felt rushed.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 July 2016

We booked the Schooner for a family get together for 24 people, we didn't have one complaint or fault with our food. The service was excellent as always, and the staff really can't do enough for you. Fab experience!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 June 2016

Another excellent meal and thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Schooner. We'll keep coming back for the delicious food and drink as well as the friendly and attentive service.

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Visited On Friday, 06 May 2016

Amazing food, lovely evening!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 April 2016

Hi Fiona I thought I would put something on here rather than trip advisor for a change! Where shall I start basically I had such a great birthday and personally want to thankyou and the staff. We were really impressed with how it all went the timing was great to bring out that many dinners and them all be hot was fabulous. One or two of our guests had not been before well I can tell you now I think they will be back some very impressed friends loved it. The food was amazing. I don't think I can recommend the schooner enough I absolutely love it. Thank you all so much. Love Gareth and Louise

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Visited On Sunday, 17 April 2016

Love the Sunday roast..... They really are very tasty!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 April 2016

great meal had by all after a great morning doing the warrior run!!!!!! Thanks to all the staff ,see you all soon

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Visited On Sunday, 03 April 2016

great food, great atmosphere, highly recommended place to eat

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Visited On Thursday, 31 March 2016

Would like to have been told that the ingredients on menu had been changed No roasted parsnips with chicken but had green beans instead. Very very slow getting our food. Booked at 6 and didn't get our mains until gone 7 which is far too late for me to eat so left most of it Shame because the starters were delicious

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