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 –