New look for The Schooner
Welcome to Marie and Paul Young, the new landlords of the Schooner Pub in Amble. Marie told the Ambler “Amble is lovely place and has this fantastic working harbour which we were drawn to. Paul is ex-Royal Navy so naturally loves the sea, but has never really liked coastal areas, that was until we came to Amble and he got a good feeling about the place and the people.” She added, “my great-grandfather was born in Victoria Street, Amble so I guess we have a connection.”
The pub now offers real Ale, good wines, and a shiny new beast of a coffee machine. All coffees are free every day until 12noon. And once lockdown restrictions are fully eased, they will be offering food. Paul has focused on redecorating the downstairs and there’s been quite a transformation. There’s a freshness in the bar, a large TV for sports, and a newly tidied beer garden.
There’s even a little painted sign up to remember Derrick Jamieson the previous – and much loved landlord, a gesture which has been well received on social media.
“We feel that the pub very much belongs to Amble and we are just the current custodians of it so we very much wanted to show our respect to the late landlord and to the folk of Amble,” said Marie.
“We have tried to keep the essence of a real local pub and I hope we have achieved that, as Paul has put his heart and soul into making The Schooner a place where locals and visitors can be proud of.”