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The Schooner


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, View, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

The Schooner is an independent gastropub nestled on the Sussex shoreline between Hove & Shoreham, offering locally sourced meats, fish & seafood. Situated in an 18th Century building with a warm welcome, real fires and stunning panoramic views overlooking Lady Bee Marina & the harbour it's a wonderful place to spend the evening or enjoy lunch. Private dining is available downstairs for business events and special occasions like Baby Showers, Birthdays and Anniversaries. For something different we offer an Afternoon Tea menu as an option for private events. The Schooner holds a weekly quiz to test your brain and we also hold regular themed night events aside from key calendar events like Christmas,
US$8 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Schooner for a Friday evening meal and was bowled over by the experience. The staff were fantastic, attentive and helpful, the prices were very reasonable, the menu was not extensive but varied, the food was well presented, tasty and of good portions and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 14 February 2019

Just been for Valentines dinner with my Partner. Now as a trained chef of some 30 years or more i'm quite fussy about my food and where I eat, service etc, etc. OMG I can honestly say it was the best meal i have had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Waiyne B
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

The women behind the bar on tuesaday 5th february was so unfriendly.all the customers seemed feed up which is bad for a bad.i would totally avoid this place even the food looked terrible.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank davidRustington
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Love Love Love this pub. Perfect Sunday Lunch with plenty of choice for everyone. They do have vegetarian options too. Fiona ,her husband and all the staff really know how to cook a meal, deliver it and the care and atmosphere is impeccable. Didn't want...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Steph C
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

My husband and I love this pub. The food is good, the service is good and the staff are friendly. It has a nice atmosphere and very important for us, it is dog friendly. We have never had a bad meal and they often have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mariand28
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Booked for Sunday lunch as my sister was visiting from Edinburgh. Food was delicious, service friendly and efficient. Our table gave us good views over the canal basin, which was busy with sailing training. Everyone felt it had been a lovely meal and good value.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank emmas385
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Third year running for Christmas lunch at The Schooner and as always, fantastic food and service by Fiona, her husband and all the staff. It is lovely atmosphere in this great little pub which overlooks the harbour - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 224OSR
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the schooner a few times to eat. On this occasion it was a week day in the run up to Christmas and a friend and I met there for some food and a few drinks. Staff very friendly and nothing was a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank clcib
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

I hosted my sisters baby shower for about 18 people in the private space downstairs. Great views over the marina and delicious afternoon tea (accommodated for vegetarians and vegans). We were allowed to decorate as we wished and had the space for the whole afternoon....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Abbie Rose B
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We held a party here and would highly recommend it as a venue. We met to discuss ideas prior and were regularly update with proposals and suggestions to make it special. Fiona and her team provided food (meat, veggie, vegan and gluten free) of a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Response from T9081POricharde | Reviewed this property |
I'm seen several dogs in the bar so I'm sure it's OK.
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