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Old Leigh

High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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Plenty of history to discover in Old Leigh

Old Leigh is almost a High Street captured in time. Since the mainline London Fenchurch Street to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
UncleBarbar1
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Sunday Afternoons

4 pubs - all different - serving great food - a wonderful place for relaxing and people... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
john c
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (115 reviews)
“cockle sheds” (105 reviews)
“cockles” (104 reviews)
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High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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"seafood"
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"cockle sheds"
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"cockles"
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"fishing village"
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"sea food"
in 53 reviews
"crooked billet"
in 46 reviews
"folk festival"
in 31 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 23 reviews
"peter boat"
in 30 reviews
"small beach"
in 28 reviews
"cobbled street"
in 28 reviews
"prawns"
in 17 reviews
"fresh fish"
in 23 reviews
"ice cream"
in 43 reviews
"sea wall"
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"high street"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Leigh is almost a High Street captured in time. Since the mainline London Fenchurch Street to Southend Central line was carved through Leigh and left its Old High Street to the south of this it has been largely preserved. Very little traffic goes down...More

Thank UncleBarbar1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

4 pubs - all different - serving great food - a wonderful place for relaxing and people watching. Sea food from Osbourn's is a must.

Thank john c
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lots of lovely places to visit, pubs, cockles sheds and small local museums, art gallery too. Lovely beach walks too, it is a really nice place to visit, the seawall leads all the way into Southend on sea.

Thank Lizkeith68
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely to go to Old Leigh to experience the atmosphere. Good pubs and restaurants. Great to sit out in the Summer sun.

Thank Westwestwest
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Off the main strip from Leigh-on-Sea but easily accessible from the train station is the charming old Leigh. Spotted with pubs serving food and outside seating (although with British weather you may need to retreat inside hastily) this pleasant part of Leigh captures both locals...More

Thank yann_rise
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon wandering down the old town , trying each pub in turn. Busy of course in the height of summer but most enjoyable and great for people watching!

Thank dekofnot
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After lunch in Southend we had a long family walk along the prom to Old Leigh. It has changed dramatically from the Old Leigh I remembered from 10years ago. A few old seafood sheds still survived so I enjoyed my plate of cockles which is...More

1  Thank Clive R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came today with our grandson. Difficult to find a parking space. Walked along by the sea and visited the small beach. Had some chips and an ice cream. Nice place to visit on a Summer's day

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having recently moved here, I am Happy to say this is now my home town. I love old Leigh, it’s just perfect, come rain or shine, it’s a great place to visit. Plenty of pubs and places to eat and wonderful views when water is...More

Thank nomadlad
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely area ..on seafront..lovely walking about.,has lots of pubs..restaurants..cafes..seafood places.,great for all the family..

Thank bigbarryEssex
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stuart c
12 December 2017|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you read my comments properly i never moaned about anything i praised the place you idiot
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Jane G
20 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
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ASWVy
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Response from skrem | Reviewed this property |
Yes just get the train to Leigh chalkwell is a bit of a walk.
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