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Schooner (Brew Pub)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Riverhead - ClusterExcellent1
Wylam - Sheer ChaiGood1
Consett Ale Works - White HotAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Rudgate - IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - DarknessNot Tried0
Picture 1. Schooner, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

23 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon visit and the pub is quite busy, including local workers coming in for a quick after-work pint and a bacon sarnie. No sign of any home-brewed beers, but a good selection of guests.
Riverhead - Cluster3.90ExcellentAmber-coloured and hoppy. In superb condition.
Wylam - Sheer Chai3.60GoodGolden and quite dry. Flavoured with green tea. Bitter finish.
Consett Ale Works - White Hot4.00AcceptableGolden. Something in this that is not really to my liking.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - IPA5.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Darkness3.50Not Tried

About the Schooner

The pub sign. Schooner, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3AF.

I quote from the pub’s website – “an independent free house run by a little baldy fella, his wife and a few other friendly folk”. A pretty accurate description. The pub was established by the early nineteenth century, initially as the Ship, looking over the Tyne and for most of its history in a heavily industrialised area. Now, with industry and shipping gone, it seems almost rural in its detached, leafy surrounds. Handy for Gateshead International Stadium. Good value food. Technically this is a brew-pub, although the home brew is only “occasionally” available.

We have visited this pub once, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE8 3AF