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The Elms

1060 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 3ND, England
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible20%
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“curry” (10 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
1060 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 3ND, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good side, varied and OK food and a great drink selection but shocking service. Either not enough staff on or slow/inept. For such a big and busy pub with a huge bar it doesn’t make sense.

1  Thank vhb123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

since my last visit this pub has taken some feedback an Improved , clean new carpets, better cleaner seating repairs to interior polite helpful staff, cooking which resembles the menu , good to take small children yes Mr Weatherspoon this has got my attention and...More

1  Thank denleggo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often come here with family and friends for a meal. I particularly like their curry nights. We came here a couple of Friday's ago for Fish Friday, and were very impressed. The standard of fish and chips was as good as any other local...More

Thank missh53
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Food is always amazing and it's brilliant value for money, would recommend to anyone! Visit on a Tuesday for discounted steak and a beer!

1  Thank susan6215
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A good choice of breakfasts. All calorie counted. Handy for a new year diet plan. Refills of tea and coffee on the fixed priced choices. Help yourself from the machine with the mug supplied. Popular with the locals. Comfortable seating area. Family friendly. Parking outside...More

Thank PeterPhippin
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Bar staff terrible. Manager 'Kayleigh' inept. Food ok though. I'm a local and generally find the barstaff unhappy in their work. Unhelpful and surly.

Thank leighfromleigh
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

It’s a Wetherspoon’s pub so you know it’s going to be cheap and cheerful. Seems to be one side for the drinkers, all male of a certain age, and one with the families and eaters. Fast service for food. Can get very busy.

Thank Debster1962
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Have been dining here for years. Good place for a catch up. Nice atmosphere and you know you'll get great food too - what's not to like. Bar service could be slicker but now we've discovered your ordering app happiness has been resumed... no more...More

Thank Angel_head1
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Ordered via the app, 15 minuets later, still not arrived. No one has bothered even pouring it until 20 minutes after ordering. Bad service, poor attitude!

2  Thank Christoffmk
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Several things let the Elms down and that is service at the bar, been standing there many times and no staff around ( who also never seem to stay in the job very long), sometimes does take a while to get drinks, and tables don’t...More

Thank Toff-101
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Questions & Answers
7 November 2017|
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Response from wayne m | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can book a table. Pop in to see us with details of what you need. and we will certainly do our best to accommodate you.
7 November 2017|
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Response from tandb36 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can if you give them enough notice
11 July 2017|
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Response from leighfromleigh | Reviewed this property |
Were they just being funny? Dogs have always been allowed outside as far as I knew. I think they generally need a bit of a change of attitude. Are the staff treated really badly?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1060 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 3ND, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: 017024687
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