Sophie Davis

While we’ve reluctantly had to cancel all live music before the review of Covid-19 Tiers on 16th December, Sophie Davis would really like to play as planned on Sunday 6th.

She’ll now live stream a set on our Facebook page, so that gives us something to look forward too – and a hint of normality.

Schooner Christmas Lunch

This year, we’re going to be serving Christmas lunch 12-6pm on Christmas Day.

To book a table, just call 01914777404. We’re not asking for a deposit, but we do ask only for definite bookings.

We’ll need everyone’s order in advance – you can do that when you book, or let us have your order later.

We also ask that, if your plans change, you let us know in advance, so we’ve time to offer a table to someone else.

We’ll be offering a limited take away service, with free delivery. More information about this next month.


At the Schooner, we’ve always offered bread pub food to take away. But, before the first national COVID lockdown, we’d really only done this on request.

However, when we closed on 20 March, we moved to a full takeaway service, with both collection and delivery. We extended this to drinks too.

To be honest, takeaways kept the pub going through that first, long, lockdown. Faced with a new lockdown, we’re moving back into the takeaway business.

There’s a change in Regulations this time around, so we can only accept pre-orders. You can order food or drink by calling 01914777404, or you can click and collect. Collection is from outside the pub, since the new Regulations prevent entry to the building.

If you can’t collect, we deliver free.

Lockdown II

The new, second, national lockdown from 4 November, means that we need to cancel live music after Tonight.

We want to go into lockdown in style, though, so we’ve brought forward a couple of planned gigs. Last night, we had the amazing Jonny Boyle.

And this evening, the incredible Tony Bengtsson will end six nights of live music with a great original, acoustic set.

Nutopians – Sunday 13th September

We’re releasing some additional tickets for Sunday’s Nutopians gig. These will have a limited view, since they’re for the conservatory, but it’s still a chance to catch a great live band.

Entry will be by ticket only. We observe social distancing, so anyone without a ticket would be most welcome to listen from our beer garden. We’re fitting external speakers to make sure you can hear everything.

This week in the Schooner

Well, we’ve a busy week ahead:

Monday 31st – the Beth Macari trio (ticketed)

Tuesday 1st – Own Your Stage (young performers’ showcase)

Wednesday 2nd – the World Famous Schooner Quiz

Friday 4th – the Beardy Busker

Saturday 5th – DJ Dean Paul Walton

Sunday 6th – Acoustic Weller (ticketed)

And, of course, we have a half price offer on food, Monday-Friday this week.