Ibiza Fest – Sunday 29 August

We’ve something new to the Schooner this Bank Holiday weekend; Ibiza Fest – Ibiza House Progressive Trance Classics. From 1:30. The pub might be busy, but you don’t need to book.

This does mean that Sunday’s food menu will be for takeaway only. We’ll be back with dine-in Sunday dinner next week though.

The Great British Beer Festival …

… at your local. We’ll have beer and pies. And live music.

In collaboration with Northern Alchemy’s THE LAB, we’re holding a beer, pie and music festival, starting Friday 30th July. Between the two bars, we’ll have 10 cask ales and hand crafted pies from Pitman’s, voted the UK’s number 1. We’ll also have a selection of vegan pies from Magpye.

Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

12th April Reopening

None of us like rules, but there are some that we need to follow when the Schooner reopens on 12th April.

But, to allow us to reopen, there are some rules we all need to follow.

We’ll update this information in line with official guidance.

Opening/closing times

We’ll open at 11am every day. On busy evenings, we’ll be open until 11pm, closing slightly earlier when we’re less busy.

Outdoor service

We can only serve outdoors, to customers who are seated. We must take orders at tables. Drinks can’t be ordered or collected from the bar. To keep things simple, we’ll take payment, either by card or cash, outside too.

Test & Trace check-in

We ask that everyone eating or drinking at the Schooner uses the NHS COVID-19 app. Every member of a group needs to check-in and it’ll really help us if you use the app. If you don’t have the app, we’ll need to ask you to give your name and your contact number. We can’t serve anyone who doesn’t check-in.

If you’re collecting a takeaway, you don’t need to check-in.

Social distancing and groups

Our tables and chairs are arranged in line with social distancing rules. Please don’t move them or form large groups.

Booking a table

We’re not taking table bookings for outdoor service, so tables will be taken on a first come basis. We have two beer gardens, with seating for around 80 people.

We don’t yet have approval to use any part of the pavement or road outside the pub. That means that customers shouldn’t stand on the road with drinks. However, we do hope to gain approval in the near future to have tables on part of the road.

Takeaway drinks

Takeaway drinks will be available. We have our world famous Schooner two-pint milk bottles, as well as new four-pint bottles. Takeaway customers can order and pay outside the pub.

Social distancing rules must be observed while queueing outside the pub.

Takeaway drinks must not be consumed in the pub or on the highway outside the pub.

Takeaway food

Schooner takeaway food will continue to be available when the Schooner reopens, seven days a week, but we’ll have a break 12-17 April.

Sunday lunch

Until we can open for indoor service, our Sunday lunch menu is available on a takeaway basis. If you’re using our outdoor seating, you can still order roast sandwiches.

12th April

A lot of people have asked whether we’ll be opening our outside spaces on 12th April.

We’re waiting for a decision from Gateshead Council as to what outside space we can use, and also more detailed guidance about outdoor service. When we know more, we’ll decide whether we’ll take bookings or serve on a first come basis.

As soon as we know more, we’ll post on our webpage and Social Media.

But we will be opening.


Why wait for next month’s national pie week? This week, you can have the full pie experience from the Schooner.

Choose from Leek and Potato in a cream sauce, Lamb with mint gravy, Chicken Vindaloo, or Lean steak and blue cheese. Any two with four pints of your choice of beer or cider for just £20.

All week. Free delivery as standard.

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.