Takeaway Menu

While the Schooner is closed during the current Covid-19 situation, we’re offering a takeaway service, seven days a week. Watch this space for our Sunday menu. Meanwhile, here’s our Monday – Saturday takeaway menu.

We’re closed

We’re pretty upset by the Government directive that all pubs should close tonight.

Of course, we’ll comply and our doors will be closed tomorrow.

We’ll be back as soon as we can. So watch this space and social media for more information about our return.

We’ll miss our customers, but we’ll see you all as soon as we can.

We’re open

Following yesterday’s Government advice, urging people not to visit pubs, cafes and restaurants, we’ve thought long and hard as to the best course of action for the Schooner.

While we do expect business to be impacted, we’ve taken the decision to remain open for the foreseeable future. We take our social responsibility seriously, so can we ask any customers with flu-like symptoms to self-quarantine and avoid the pub until they’re well.

So, the Schooner is open as usual. We’ll continue to monitor Government advice.

Thanks to all of our customers.

This week in the Schooner

The Schooner webpage (this one) is the best, static source of information about monthly gig listings, our menu and more. For up-to-date, on the day, information about a gig or event, best keep an eye on our social media in case of late changes.

Coming up this week:

Wednesday 17th Our weekly quiz, with quizmaster Chris. Free food, great prizes, 8:30 start. New people always welcome.

Thursday 18th Schooner Buskers’ night, hosted by the amazingly talented Michael Rolf. This isn’t your average Buskers’ night, this is a different level. Start time 8:30.

Friday 19th Back by popular demand, after they went down a storm a few weeks ago, Jonny Sax will be live at 8:30. For anyone who missed their last gig, you’ve a second chance to see what all the fuss was about. This duo make a great team, with soulful sax and strong vocals, covering a huge range of material. You’ll probably know every single tune, but these guys arent just another cover band. A must see.

Saturday 20th The Pistoleros will be live at 8:30. If you’ve not been lucky enough to come across them already, they’re a pretty diverse rock band, fusing together rock, blues, folk and punk and a whole lot more. This will be a fast paced, high octane gig.

Sunday 22nd We’re honoured to have music royalty, live in the Schooner this Sunday, at 6:00. Archie Brown and the Young Bucks. Professional standard, but you already know that, original music and some ultra-cool Blues covers. What a way to spend a Sunday evening!


OK, so we’re not exactly a cocktail bar. We do appreciate this. However, we’ve often been asked whether we serve cocktails.

So, we now do.

We’re offering three cocktails at a very reasonable price of £3.50 each.

Cold weather, hot music!

After another great Sunday in the Schooner, we’ve a wet, wintery Monday. But let’s not feel down; we’ve a cracking line-up this week.

Wednesday 26th Schooner Quiz night @8:30

Thursday 27th The fabulously talented Michael Rolf’s Buskers’ Night. This is no ordinary buskers’ session so, even if you don’t want to join in and play, it’s well worth checking out.

Friday 28th Hattie Murdoch will be live in the Schooner around 8:30. If you’ve not seen her play before, you really do need to come along. She’ll be playing great original material, with some covers thrown in. A gorgeous atmosphere is guaranteed.

Saturday 29th Suspect Device will be bringing fast paced, quality punk to the Schooner. This will be a proper punk gig, so we’re expecting to be mad busy.

Sunday 1st Following our famous Sunday luch, we’ll have Frankie’s Cafe playing from six. A perfect ending to a week in the Schooner, this band will entertain you with top quality Rythm & Blues. This is a return visit for the band, who won’t disappoint. They’re as close to perfection as you’ll get.


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.