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Old Leigh

High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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Peaceful compared to big neighbour

Out of the way nice little spot away from the crowded sprawl of Southend. Only a few miles but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Old Leigh

This is a lovely area and pub, friendly and pretty. I live just up the road and it is very popular... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“seafood” (146 reviews)
“cockle sheds” (92 reviews)
“cockles” (97 reviews)
High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Out of the way nice little spot away from the crowded sprawl of Southend. Only a few miles but miles apart in comparison. Probably unknown to most who stay at the bigger neighbour but worth a visit . Found it whilst visiting Undercliffe Gardens.

Thank ccws50
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a lovely area and pub, friendly and pretty. I live just up the road and it is very popular with people of all ages and especially good as the children can enjoy it too and sit outside. The Folk Festival is presently on...More

Thank mariekerrik
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love walking this street with the best bit at the end - The Crooked Billet and Osborne's seafood, can't beat it, in fact off there now!

Thank Ammoman48
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I just wrote a lovely review about the place but somehow it gas been deleted. The crux of it is how great the staff were Sophie and Katie really looked after us. So polite and attentive. Congrats to the management you must have really inspired...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love Old Leigh and always have, I grew up here. It does not seem to have changed. I lovely little beech for the kids to play on and plenty of pubs for mum and dad to get a drink and some food. Plenty of...More

Thank Antony W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting tiny place once we'd found it early in the evening . Only stretches for about 300 yds but pub lovers well catered for - about 5 in total. With tide in nice place to eat as at least one pub ( probably more )...More

1  Thank Clive W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty little village and we really enjoyed wandering along the quaint streets exploring the shops. Lots of restaurants pubs and cafes to eat at as well as several ice cream options

Thank LeezS2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love old Leigh. Is the weather is good this is the place to go. Lovely seafront pubs which offer great food and entertainment and plenty of outdoor seating. Good chip shops and seafood stalls. And a nice little beach for the kids with a couple...More

Thank leannemackay82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Old Leigh. It is still a working fishing village and has a small village feel even though it is a part of Southend. Some great pubs along the high street and great views especially when the tide is in.

Thank JC0453
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old Leigh really is an old seaside town, certainly not huge in size at all, can be seen in no time. But, it's worth spending a few hours here, sitting outside (weather permitting) having some fresh seafood as the cockle sheds, having a drink at...More

Thank nomadlad
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Peter Anthony S
how far is Old Leigh from southend on sea and is it served by public transport
27 July 2016|
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Response from BovrilGate | Reviewed this property |
Leigh Station has 6 trains an hour on the Fenchurch Street to Southend line (some trains continue to Shoeburyness). It's an excellent service, very reliable and Leigh station is only a short walk to the town. Would strongly... More
sandra e
Where can you park your car
12 July 2016|
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Response from Cathy H | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking at the back of Leigh station and old Leigh is only a 5min walk away
Derrick H
Being born and brought up in Essex ((Rainham) I have been to Leigh-on0Sea many times. I now live in Hertfordshire and want visit the Cockleheds again. Can anyone tell me please what is the best time of day to visit. Is it very early or can I go anytime during the day? Many thanks.
26 June 2016|
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Response from Prittlewellgranny | Reviewed this property |
Parking under railway bridge or car park near bell wharf has a dozen or so spaces which is nearer the beach.