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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, 17 February 2019

Just a great place to have a family Lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Run out of 2 mains. Hot dog meal was little more than a cumbetland sausage in a roll for a tenner. We won't be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Come here every Wednesday for the quiz night. The quiz master is fantastic, the atmosphere is great, the food is good. All in all a fab day to spend a weds eve x

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Visited On Friday, 08 February 2019

Although the fish pie was very tasty it was most definitely lacking in fish, out of three fish pies only one piece of salmon could be found with very little evidence of any monk fish or cod! Such a shame as it looked delicious with such a lovely topping of cheese, but was that a disguise? When mentioned to the chef we were told that the fish used was very flaky and would have blended into the sauce!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely friendly staff & tasty food. The only criticism was that I asked for a little extra gravy & was told I may have to pay for it!! However, the young man obviously forgot, as it never arrived....

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch my family of ten where well impressed very friendly definitely do it again

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

Really lovely local pub. Fab Sunday roasts and great beer.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 January 2019

We enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch! There was a very relaxed atmosphere with great music playing and we were able to have a nice family catch up over very tasty food. There were clean plates all round! The service, as always, was excellent. We shall be back very soon!

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Lovely setting looking over the harbour, good range of drinks, good food, good service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Christmas Day was excellent! Food was outstanding and the staff were very welcoming.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

We love The Schooner! It did not disappoint - the food was amazing and so was the service.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

so often pub food is OK but not particularly good. The food we enjoyed at the Schooner was really good and the staff were excellent. I'm coming back soon. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Lovely Christmas meal. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

Service was good the meal was medium chips were over cooked and the fish wasn't that good pub was a bit tired and not that clean round the table area that we were sitting at

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Fantastic lunch will come again

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Everything about the pub is great. The staff are welcoming and attentive. The food on Sunday was excellent. The views are wonderful.

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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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