Did you know that we cater for celebrations, conferences and events? We offer free use of our conservatory, with a choice of quality buffets at good prices. Here’re some typical examples, but just get in touch with your requirements and we’ll give you a quote.

Mother’s Day

Why not treat your mother to a lovely meal on Mother’s Day? We’ve a special menu and, as always, we offer great quality food at affordable prices.

We’d advise booking early to avoid disappointment because we expect 22nd March to be very busy.

To book, just call us on 0191 4777404. We do need to ask for a deposit on this occasion, just £5 each. Deposits can be paid when booking over the phone, or in person.

Take a look at the menu ….

Inside Out

The BBC made a rather excellent programme about the Schooner.

The episode of Inside Out, shown last night, aimed to show how tough things can be for an independent pub.

The episode can be found on the BBC iPlayer. It’s worth watching because it also covers the serious issue of male suicide.

Some pictures from the programme; regulars, the team and food.

Burns’ night

Gateshead has a strong connection with Scotland, you know. Some Schooner regulars may remember the famous battle between Malcolm of Scotland and William the conqueror, which occurred just around the corner to the pub. OK, so this actually happened just up the road on Sheriff Hill, but it’s a close enough link for us to celebrate Burns’ night this Saturday. After all, Malcolm of Scotland almost certainly called in the Schooner before the battle for a quick dram.

Anyway, we will have haggis.


We still have a handful of tickets left for the Schooner New Year’s Eve party. The running order looks something like this: 6:00 Gavin Webster, comedian 7:00 Stephen Cochran, acoustic set 8:00 Schooner disco 9:00 Hot buffet 11:50 Fireworks, followed by the Newcastle-Gateshead NYE fireworks display 00:15 Schooner disco until closing

Ending 2019

To bring 2019 to a close, we’ve the following line-up:

Saturday 28th – The Deputies unplugged – a quality acoustic set from members of the well known northeast band.

Sunday 29th – The Sponge Divers – for the best in Soul, Motown, R&B, funk, blues, rock and much, much more.

Tuesday 31st – We’ve Gavin Webster to start off our New Year’s Eve festivities. If you’ve not seen him before, he’s a brilliant comedian. Don’t miss this opportunity to see him in an intimate setting. We’ll then have Stephen Cochrane for an acoustic set before fireworks, food and music into 2020.

Mrs Claus

We have the Schooner Children’s Christmas party this Saturday, 14th December. We’d planned a great time for the kids, but stumbled across a pretty significant problem. We have no Santa Claus.

Apparently, he’s out on a works Christmas do with the elves and stuff.

But, we weren’t daunted by this setback. Mrs Claus will be here in his place. She’s actually nicer and doesn’t usually go on tour like her older spouse. So we’re really lucky to have her.

The fun starts at two, with food, games, a Punch and Judy show and a magician.

Followed, of course, by a visit from the lady herself, Mrs Claus.

We’re aiming to finish around four, but this is very much a rough time.

Our kitchen and bar will naturally be open for hungry or thirsty parents.

We’re fully booked, but could possibly fit in a couple of kids if anyone gets in touch by lunchtime Friday –