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The Schooner Hotel

8 Northumberland St, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RS, England
01665 830216
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Ranked #12 of 12 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Gateshead
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had no idea about any haunting and so can't comment in that . However we went for lunch, outside, on a nice day.The chops were the best I've had for ages and the scampi was great . The fish was a little disappointing but overall we enjoyed a great couple of hours and would come back .

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Southampton England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We ate here a couple of times at lunch and in the evening.The staff were fine although I would say short staffed.Never saw a manager at all.The food was fine. The toilets needed some money spent as did the whole outside of the building.Its huge, wouldn't like to guess how many covers they could do,but massive compared to the other... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time in 2 months I have visited The Schooner. The other pubs in Alnmouth are cosier and better decorated.....that said .....they are also overrated. With a little love and care breathed into The Schooners public areas, the rest would be quaking. Good, honest, consistent, welcoming service and freshly cooked food that is streets ahead in terms... More

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Michael S, Owner at The Schooner Hotel, responded to this review

Bruce many many thanks for your positive and kind review. Myself and my team are constantly carrying out repairs and upgrading is ongoing. I have made a lot of changes in the short time since i took over but Rome wasnt built in a day. If only more people were like yourself and seen the positive in a business and... More

London, United Kingdom
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396 reviews 396 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
373 helpful votes 373 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Sorry but I also have to be harsh. From the outside the Schooner inn is very inviting, with its historic white frontage and prime position on Northumberland St. But when you step inside the overriding feeling is “Oh dear”. The internal hotel bar has a dated décor and if I was to say it has a “lived in feel”, that... More

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Newcastle upon tyne
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I don't know why people are being so harsh. It's a good pub with friendly staff and good atmosphere. I have always had a good time here. It's a lot more friendly then say the red lion

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very disappointed with the hotel as to what i had read on their website and what i had saw on most haunted, we even stayed in room 28 which was supposed to be the most haunted room in the hotel. by 4am we had give up hope as nothing had happened. plus side staff were friendly and breakfast had a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited The Schooner last weekend with no pre conceptions of Hotel/Pub. The Hotel has a prominent place on the main drag in Alnmouth and we were attracted by the reasonably priced menu and the enclosed Courtyard/Beer Garden. Fish and Chips - AMAZING Fish Goujons - MASSIVE, GOOD & NOT REALLY A GOUJON, BUT DELICIOUS Fried Chicken Salad - Moist on... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Given some of the recent reviews for the food at this hotel (I was staying elsewhere) I was a bit apprehensive. However, I'm in the unfortunate position of being a vegetarian who doesn't like goat's cheese. Alnmouth is a lovely place but most of the restaurants do not cater particularly well for vegetarians and there isn't a lot of choice.... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Schooner boasts of being a "haunted" hotel and it's certainly a bit creepy, more due to the decor and state of repair than any visible ghosts. Average food average service and in much need of decorating and modernisation.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a lovely Indian meal while visiting Alnmouth last year & decided we would go back this year, unfortunately the Indian had closed & the menu they had didn't appeal to us. We had a drink & a few games of pool. The Hotel is dog friendly but looked dated & tired with not much atmosphere or clientele.

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