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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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Old Leigh, old friend.

Old leigh always reminds me of a step back in time with its cobbled streets, but don't let that fool you, it is a vibrant, social , friendly place , with many good pubs serving... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old leigh always reminds me of a step back in time with its cobbled streets, but don't let that fool you, it is a vibrant, social , friendly place , with many good pubs serving real ale. There is a few cafe's, all very pleasant and a fish and chip shop. One of the main attractions in Old Leigh is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

beautiful place with enough restaurants and bars ideal place to have lunch and for family outing. Quite place

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Yes if you want to try any or other shell fish this is the place to come. In fact there are four pubs in Old Leigh so you can have whatever you like to eat or drink. The heritage centre is fascinating and if you would like to support local artists there is a gallery and a very individual gift... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A lovely quaint area to visit, quite a few nice pubs abd plenty of seafood on offer. A lovely place to go and have a drink and a meal on a summers day.,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Old Leigh was very historic and filled with reminders of the cockel boat industry. There was even a house that still had the pins used to protect the non-brick sides of the house during the bombing of London. Cobblestone streets and very old historic buildings.

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

Visit old town often. Small shops , restaurants. Old boat museum and very good gift shop, sweets , jams , chutney as well as gifts and souvenirs. Best of all the local fresh fish and seafood. Yum yum even a few pubs. Have a drink and watch the boats come in.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walking here from our home in chalkwell along the waters edge we enjoyed stunning views across the Estuary whilst visiting our favourite pubs and enjoyed fresh seafood, fine wine and real ales.

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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