12th April update

In line with the current guidance, we’ll reopen on 12th April with outdoor table service. Social distancing will be observed.

Our understanding of the guidance is that we can only take orders from and serve customers seated at a table.

We’ll have seating for over 80 people in our new beer gardens. Tables will be available on a first come basis, so we won’t be taking bookings.

At busy times, if there’re no free tables, drinks will be available to take away in world famous Schooner two and four pint milk bottles to enjoy by the Tyne.

We’re in discussion with Gateshead Council about use of part of the Highway outside the pub, but it’s not clear whether we’ll have approval by reopening.

We’ll post updates when we know more. We’re looking forward to seeing you, it’s been a long time

This week in the Schooner

This Week in the Schooner:

Tuesday 21st – Own Your Stage 18:00 – 20:00 Thirteen young musicians will use the outdoor stage to play to each other and any Schooner customers who’d like to watch. This is a great chance to catch some emerging talent. To maintain social distancing, the stage area will be reserved for artists and their families.

Wednesday 22nd – Schooner quiz night. Since the pub reopened, the quiz has returned in a big way. If you’d clike to take part, just come along. If you’ve a team, we’d advise booking a table.

Friday 24th – The ridiculously talented Russ Tippins will be live on the outdoor stage for an acoustic set. If you’ve seen Russ play, you’ll know how good he is. If you’re coming to see him for the first time, you’ll be blown away. Starts around 19:00.

Saturday 25th – The Kill, the premier Northeast rock band. Materiel from greats such as Van Halen, Foreigner, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Motley Crue, Skid Row, Warrant and more.

Live around 19:00.

Sunday 26th – 17:45

1977. Arguably the best all-round punk cover band in the North.

The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, Slaughter & The Dogs, Generation X, The Jam, Chelsea, The Adverts, Joy Division, Stiff Little Fingers, The Boys, Sham 69, Dead Boys, 999 and more.

For all live music performances, social distancing must be observed.

Christmas Eve menu

Since we need to get things ready for tomorrow’s Christmas Day menu, we have a reduced menu today: Chicken tikka masalaBombay aloo (Ve)Kasmin (Ve)- served with rice and naanSelection of pies- served with mash, peas and gravyHot roast beef sandwichSausage sandwichFries All modestly priced at a fiver.


From next Tuesday (26th November) the Schooner is introducing a weekly curry night.

Our curry is made fresh, to authentic Eastern recipes and served with naan bread. Priced at only £6, including a pint of any beer or a glass of wine.

Vegetarian/Vegan option available.

Every Tuesday, 5 – 9pm.


Regular customers will know that Monday is pizza night in the Schooner. From next Monday (25th November), we’re introducing a special offer; any pint of beer, or a glass of wine, with any pizza for just a fiver.

Our pizzas are freshly made to order in our own kitchen.

Pizza night is Monday, 5 – 9pm.

Alive & Kicking, Tubesnake, West Coast Band

This Friday, 22nd November, the fabulous Alive and Kicking will be live in the Schooner. With influences from greats such as BB King and Elvis, you know they’re going to put on a great show.

Saturday brings Tubesnake bring the sonnds of The Doors, Bowie, REM, The Who, The Stones, the Kinks, and much, much more to the Schooner. This is going to be a great night, so expect a lovely atmosphere.

We bring the Schooner’s weekend to a close with the West Coast Band, the superb four piece harmony band. Expect to hear material from such greats as Neil Young, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, The Byrds, and so much more.

Man v Food

We’ve a special Man (or Woman) v Food event on Monday 4th November. The challenge is a huge Yorkshire pudding, filled with beef stew and dumplings. We think this is pretty much impossible, but we have some heavy duty eaters who think otherwise. Why not come along to see how it’s done? Monday, 5:00 – 7:00.