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The Alex

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Fantastic food

If you are looking for a hearty feed, pop in here. Some true menu items for those looking for a big... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
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Saturday drinks

Went here Saturday to watch the World Cup , it’s a very nice bar with nice outside seating area... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Limerick, Ireland
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible20%
17 Jul 2018
“Fantastic food”
9 Jul 2018
“Saturday drinks”
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53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
+44 1702 436077
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would avoid this place at all costs in future, we had a group booking of 9, including 4 children - 3 of which were hit with food poisoning. Some points below on our visit. 1. Arrived to find it was cash only 2. Were...More

Thank G8205LOleg
Alex T, General Manager at The Alex, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks for your feedback and good to speak to you directly to rectify the issues you had with your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped into the Alex on a Friday after being enticed by their £3.50 cocktails before dinner. Don't bother! They can do beer, wine but anything out of the ordinary give it a miss! A real shame as I've had lots of good times here....More

Thank JM2359
Alex T, General Manager at The Alex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your cocktail on Friday night. When your husband came to the bar and ordered your cocktail I informed him that the cocktail was served in a can and not in a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Alex, but when the barman is asked to make a drink or order food you do feel as if you’re in the wrong somehow! It’s because you’re greeted with no smile or enthusiasm. Everything seems like a chore. Shame really because it’s...More

Thank LouLouSouthend
Alex T, Manager at The Alex, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, sorry to hear you didn't have a great experience with us here at the Alex. When did you visit the pub and what time?

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday night and the pub was reasonably busy but only one person behind the bar. I waited patiently and was third in the queue. Two local groups came in and they became more important than me and were served first. No apology...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A group of us visited on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate my partners birthday with friends. The staff were very miserable and unhelpful. They all looked very young and asking them to do something and order drinks was too much of a chore. When we...More

Thank Sophia M
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for a hearty feed, pop in here. Some true menu items for those looking for a big meal! Lots of burgers/ribs/wings options and the portions are very generous. I opted for the rib/wing combo and was very pleased. Good quick friendly...More

Thank Saltire76
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Went here Saturday to watch the World Cup , it’s a very nice bar with nice outside seating area. The only downside is service at the bar is so slow.

Thank dgosul
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What more could you ask from a pub? If you want gourmet food go elsewhere. If you want a beer a great pub food this is your place. Staff are excellent and the food is bloody great. Actually a lot better than a lot of...More

Thank stuartpbac
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We were a large group of chaps on rugby tour. We had a kitty of over £1000, which we were planning to spend in here. They accepted our business then decided to bar us for no explicable reason. We were boisterous but entertaining, and other...More

Thank TravellerBobble
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I go to The Alex regularly and I have to say they are committed to choice and to keeping the place interesting. Drinks prices are reasonable. On Fridays and Saturday nights, there never appears to be enough staff, waiting for a drink can take, legitimately,...More

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