The Schooner

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8 reviews
South Shore Road,

(0191) 477 7404

The Schooner Information

The Schooner is a traditional free house on the banks of the River Tyne in Gateshead. They have a variety of cask ales, ciders, imported beers and classic pub grub. The Schooner hosts live music on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 11:00-23:00
Sun 12:00-22:30
Food Times
Mon-Sat 11:00-20:00
Sun 12:00-16:00
Advisable on Sun
Not Necessary on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Avg Food Spend
Under £10 per person
Food Info
Bar Menu, Sunday Roast
Drink Info
Beer from £2.95 per bottle
Wine from £10.99 per bottle
Great selection of real ales from local and national brewers.
Live Ents
Live music on Saturdays and Sundays. General knowledge quiz on Wednesdays and a music quiz on the first Thursday of the month.
TV Screens, Dart Board, Newspapers, WiFi
Children welcome - until 19:30

High Chairs
Outdoor Area
Beer garden overlooking the River Tyne.
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Disabled Facilities
Wheelchair Access, NO Disabled Toilets

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Reviewer vectra356
Totally brilliant pub.excellent food;excellent beer.Best thing that has happened to this pub when dave and julie took over.well done
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Reviewer stanthurs
Great pub, excellent selaction of real ales , superb food at very reasonable prices. Staff best you can find.
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Reviewer snapperc
Great Pub, with a great atmosphere.

The new owners Dave and Julie have done wonders with this pub, it's previous owners had allowed the pub to go massively down hill. But it's amazing what new ideas and a refurbishment can do for a place. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and most of all there's a great selection of Real Ales to complement a good selection of world Lagers and Ciders.

You need to check out the Live Music Nights, Quiz Nights and the monthly Buskers Night, which are all a great excuse to get out for a pint or two in Gateshead's new Best Pub.
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Reviewer PelotonOfOne
The Schooner, fantastic ales and ciders, draught and bottled. Loved the food.
Owners Dave and Julie have made great strides in turning this into a pub you want to visit. Great friendly atmosphere, even better if you can sit by the fire.
Quiz nights, quality live music
The standard against which other pubs should be measured.
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Reviewer nickthequiff
The Schooner under new management. A handsome looking building, with a warm and welcome feel, The new management have worked wonders, making their own mark on " the Bunk".
Great selection of well kept beers, and Guinness!, this along with a fantastic menu makes this a new must for everyone.
The food really is great. You better turn up early for Sunday dinners!!
The quiz on a Wednesday night is great fun, and winnable!!
Saturday nights music night, and what a great selection of bands, Honey Bop Trio, Sour Mash ......
A hidden gem off Britain's most desirable street.
Hop on a bus, or hop on your bike, the Schooner is open and well worth a visit, or ten..
Nick the Quiff
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Reviewer joe2461
Visited The Schooner a few times since it changed hands recently and have been amazed by the welcome, the beer and the food. Last weekend we had lunch there on Sunday and it's the best and freshest we've eaten out in ages. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed.
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Reviewer newwayme
The Schooner is under new ownership and does the best Sunday Lunches in Gateshead. Great Service and Great Food especially for the veggies out there order the Nut Roast!!! For the Real Ale drinkers there is a fine selection of beers poured to the highest standard. I would highly recommend a trip to the Schooner.
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Reviewer jimmacw
Vissited the Schooner pub for the first time last night to attend the Gateshead Supporters Club Christmas Dinner. What a wonderful hidden Jewel on the Banks of the Tyne. The mealwas first class as was the service. A friendly local pub & well worth a visit either for a liquid session or for an excellent meal
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