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Quiz night bookings

The world famous Schooner quiz night is usually very busy, so we’d recommend booking a table in advance.

The quiz is every Wednesday at eight; to book a table, call 01914777404 or book here.

Tables will be held for 15 minutes after the time booked.

New Year’s Eve

We’re really sorry to say that the Revolutionaires have had to cancel their New Year gigs because one of the band has tested positive for Covid. However, we’ve managed to book the Brothel Creepers for New Year’s Eve at short notice.

They’re a brilliant band, with material from the 50s, right through the decades. With food, champagne at midnight and music until late, tickets are a bargain at just £8. We’ve still some left if you’d like to grab one. Just call 01914777404 or ask at the bar.

Christmas at the Schooner

Christmas really isn’t Christmas without a Christmas quiz. And we have one of those! Wednesday 22nd, Santa hats optional, booking essential; call 01914777404 to reserve a table.
Then, Thursday 23rd is our not to be missed Schooner Buskers’ Christmas party. Just come along if you’d like to play or listen to some great music.
DJ Fred provides the music on Christmas Eve, from six until late. Expect cool tunes and an even cooler atmosphere.

We’ve still some availability for Christmas Day, with Christmas dinner to take away from 12:00. Call 01914777404, or order at www.the As always, delivery is free. And, of course, we’ll be open all day for drinks.
On Boxing Day, Paul (Big Red) Randall will be live from six. There’s no need to book, but we’d advise arriving early to get a good spot.

Between Christmas and New Year, we have Russ Tippins on the 28th. If you’ve seen Russ play, you’ll know he’s one of the best guitarists in the North. On the 29th, we have the Schooner quiz of the year; call the usual number or message us to book a table. We’ve a DJ on the 30th, with chilled Sound of Ibiza.
This brings us to New Year’s Eve and the Revolutionaires. Tickets available from the bar, a great end to the year.

Playing a gig at the Schooner

We’ve heard that a lot of new, young bands are struggling to find somewhere to play. Some venues are even charging bands to play.

So, if you’ve had problems finding somewhere for your band to play, get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to help. Just call 01914777404 or come along and talk to us.

New Year’s Eve

We’ve still some tickets left for New Years’ Eve at the Schooner. We’ve live music from the fantastic Revolutionaires, great food and music until late. With champagne at midnight included, tickets are great value at just £8.

Just call in to grab a ticket; they won’t be around long.

The Sound Divide, Blakk Sabbath, Rhys Breen

This week in the Schooner:

Wednesday – the world famous Schooner quiz. We’ve been full to capacity the past couple of weeks, so we’d advise booking a table fast!

Thursday – Schooner buskers hosted by the amazing Mr Tom Atkinson. We’ve an added competition too – come along to play and have a chance to win £500. And a gig at the Schooner. See our Facebook page for more details. Or just come along to enjoy good music.

Friday – The Sound Divide, a fantastic band with material from the Foo Fighters, Del Amitri, Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, AC/DC and much more. This is something you won’t want to miss.

Saturday – Blakk Sabbath, easily the best Sabbath tribute band in the Northeast. An astounding band.

Sunday – We end the week with an acoustic set from Rhys Breen. This guy’s pretty damn good.

Big Red and the Grinners

We’ve missed outdoor live musical the Schooner this year. We’re in the process of clearing the land next to the pub, with the aim of creating a new outdoor stage area.

We’re very conscious that we’ve had noise issues in the past, so we’re working with Gateshead Council to come up with an outdoor music solution that works for everyone.

We’d hoped for a test gig on Thursday 7th October. But, sadly, things are taking longer than we’d like.

So, our planned outdoor test gig, Big Red and the Grinners, will now be indoors. To keep things sensible, we’re limiting numbers too, so this is a ticketed gig. Tickets at just £5 are available from the pub or here.

We’ll post updates on social media, but we do expect tickets for this gig to sell-out quickly.

Ibiza Fest – Sunday 29 August

We’ve something new to the Schooner this Bank Holiday weekend; Ibiza Fest – Ibiza House Progressive Trance Classics. From 1:30. The pub might be busy, but you don’t need to book.

This does mean that Sunday’s food menu will be for takeaway only. We’ll be back with dine-in Sunday dinner next week though.