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Old Leigh

High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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A lovely coastal village

This quaint resort is a great place to wander, browse and choose somewhere to eat and look out to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
So pretty

Placed feels like going back to the old Days. Cobbled narrow streets, pubs and restaurants... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
London, United Kingdom
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“seafood” (157 reviews)
“cockle sheds” (100 reviews)
“cockles” (100 reviews)
High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This quaint resort is a great place to wander, browse and choose somewhere to eat and look out to the ocean. It's much quieter in the winter but parking is still very difficult with a long walk being almost essential. We love the gelato shops...More

Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Placed feels like going back to the old Days. Cobbled narrow streets, pubs and restaurants scattered along the sea end of the cost and small cottages along the the other. Have a couple of really good pubs there and an awesome little fish shop at...More

Thank FairReview1309
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Lovely old pub, near the cockle sheds at the start of Old Leigh. Food a bit slow coming but good quality when it arrives. A bit pricy but OK.

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely Old Leigh on the Thames Estuary. Great for pubs and food all the way along. Good wet fish shops at the fishermen's cooperative and Osbornes near the cockle sheds.

Thank VPS
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely way to spend the day from the cockle sheds to the sea food, pubs and beach. Sara's tea rooms is worth a visit. Lovely cakes.

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We found Old Leigh after walking west from Southend. It was a pretty little place with quaint buildings. The heritage centre and attached fisherman's cottage were interesting. A short walk up the hill brings you to the bustling modern centre of Leigh.

Thank Nodrog47
Reviewed 20 October 2017

went in September to this fantastic little pub, beautiful indoors with a huge fireplace a great choice of drinks and food. we particularly enjoyed the Mortimer cider they sell a wonderful time and the bar staff were fantastic.

Thank sarah26sat
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Old leigh is a lovely little area to visit. It has pubs, and seafood outlets, fresh and cooked. There are also public toilets and a beach area nearby. The surroundings are very quaint. It can get very crowded during the summer. Trying to take a...More

Thank Marina D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Historical area where you can get fresh seafood (try the cockles) and even afternoon tea in a tea shop. Ice cream can be had, as well as a pint and some food. Worth the walk around.

Thank travel-adventure42
Reviewed 12 October 2017

nice little fishing village/town just outside southend-on-sea, lots of pubs, cafes and seafood stalls/shops

Thank guygrimwade
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stuart c
12 December 2017|
Response from guygrimwade | Reviewed this property |
i don't drink so no idea
Jane G
21 November 2017|
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Response from GSteward | Reviewed this property |
Leigh will certainly be open. Old Leigh might only have a few places open - not sure though. Train journey from Fenchurch Street Station in London takes approx 50 minutes. Station at Leigh about 10 minutes walk to Old... More
17 July 2017|
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Response from skrem | Reviewed this property |
Yes just get the train to Leigh chalkwell is a bit of a walk.