Lockdown III

We’ll, we’ve quickly moved through Tiers 2, 3, 4 and now we’re into a third national lockdown. Sadly, there are further restrictions on pubs.

While in lockdown, we can only sell alcohol for delivery.

But we’ll deliver draught beer and real ale in world famous Schooner two pint milk bottles. We’ve also some great takeaway drinks deals – why not support the local economy and order from an independent local business like the Schooner rather than buy from a supermarket?

We also deliver great value food at sensible prices; always with free delivery.

The Christmas Burger

The Schooner special Christmas burger; available to take away 7th – 23rd December.

A burger, with homemade stuffing, squashed pigs in blankets, brie, cranberry sauce and, on request, a sprout. Served in a gravy-dipped bun, with hand-cut chunky chips.

A beast of a festive burger for just £10.

Christmas to take away

Like many other businesses, particularly those in hospitality, we’re finding it really hard to plan ahead.

Take Christmas Day, for example. We’d hoped to be able to offer Christmas lunch to eat-in. However, the review of the current Covid-19 Tier system will be happening too late for businesses like us.

So, we’ve had to make the decision to offer a takeaway Christmas. We promise, the food will be just as nice and you can enjoy it in the comfort of your home.

We’ll deliver free, 12-5pm on Christmas Day.

Christmas Day pricing is:

£15 Mains

£20 Two Courses

£25 Three Courses

This does mean that we won’t be able to offer Christmas Day in the Schooner, but we can offer a bit of the Schooner in your home.

Of course, you can also order drinks to enjoy with your meal.

Just call 01914777404 to book.

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.