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Old Leigh

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Address: High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England

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Once again a lovely visit

I visit Old Leigh several times a year as I love it's old world, quaint buildings, pubs and a local fish industry to boot. This time I visited with friends, for a day, out, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Old Leigh several times a year as I love it's old world, quaint buildings, pubs and a local fish industry to boot. This time I visited with friends, for a day, out, a stroll, lunch and a meal. For a small location you're spoilt for choice, there being plenty of pubs restaurants and cafes to choose from. If... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Old Leigh on numerous occasions. Old Leigh is a great place to visit. Its has a lovely gift shop and a small museum. There are 3 /4 pubs and some cockle sheds. In the summer it is very pleasant to sit outside and have a drink and some seafood. You can buy locally caught fresh fish. In... More 

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Ashingdon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Leigh is thought of quite affectionately by most. It does tend to be rather "meat market" like in the summer. However, the winter months are better. Room to move, and seats to be found in most pubs. The Crooked Billet is my favourite, and then there's The Boatyard for great food. Seafood is in abundance, and it's the ideal... More 

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Thank magentapants
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend the cockle sheds as in summer or winter this is a lovely cheap place to stop off and to see great views.

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Thank Lindsay220292
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Trouble is old Leigh is built on a tradition that no Longer exists. There are few fisherman left and the cockle sheds are a bit too 'commercial' Nice for a walk and to go through to two tree island.... Allow an hour but add time for a visit to one of the bars, overcrowded and overpriced but essential for the... More 

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you never been to old Leigh its a must, Lovely walk from the station to the old town. Cockle sheds plenty of pubs and places to eat. The sea food also a must when you visit and a drink to was them down, We never tire of going there, so enjoy your visit.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just before you get to Southend on Sea, take a while to explore Old Leigh, really interesting little place A traditional fishmongers and some interesting areas to explore. Old fishing port with fishing boats moored up by the quay

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not quite on the same par as some of the cinque ports of the south coast, but our own 'on the doorstep' fishing port. Still some outlets of the fishing era selling seafoods and shellfish of many varieties. It still retains much antiquity and charm despite newer builds over the last few decades before the planners realised they had destroyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place..... Live music, lovely pubs and lovely people. There is a Leigh Folk Festival and Leigh Regatta where you'll find something for everyone. We have an abundance of seafood and other eateries too.

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Thank Barbara G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk along the sea path toward chalkwell and Leigh after a lovely lunch at the Peter Boat... Even spotted a seal

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