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Old Leigh

High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EP, England
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Picturesque.

Had a stroll through old Leigh before lunch. Not much to see or do before midday. It comes to life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rhoda m
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basildon
Like going back in time

Once you've found a parking space (no small feat) and walked into the old town, it's like going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Locus A
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (113 reviews)
“cockle sheds” (104 reviews)
“cockles” (103 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"
in 103 reviews
"fishing village"
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"sea food"
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"folk festival"
in 31 reviews
"crooked billet"
in 45 reviews
"pubs and restaurants"
in 23 reviews
"peter boat"
in 30 reviews
"small beach"
in 28 reviews
"cobbled street"
in 27 reviews
"prawns"
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"fresh fish"
in 23 reviews
"ice cream"
in 43 reviews
"sea wall"
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"high street"
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"heritage centre"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a stroll through old Leigh before lunch. Not much to see or do before midday. It comes to life then!! We went into the museum and the fisher mans cottage. Very interesting. The grandsons thought it was great.

2  Thank rhoda m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you've found a parking space (no small feat) and walked into the old town, it's like going back in history. Lovely old pubs with lots of outdoor seating. Gift shops, museum, restaurants - it's even got it's own art gallery and pottery! Nice for...More

1  Thank Locus A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can not recommend this place enough. The walk is amazing right next to the water . Cockle sheds , pubs, restaurants, tea garden, fish and chip shop and ice cream shops. Gift shops which are full of little treasures. Public toilets next to the beach....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to stroll with the family or the dog lots of different places to eat, drink or visit and plenty of places that welcome dogs. The dogs can play on the beach until May, but remember to clean up after you pet. In the...More

Thank P J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Leigh is a magnificent place to be at all times of the year I'm a photographer and if you like to take photos the you can't go far wrong in Old Leigh there are literally hundreds of places to take photos, and if your...More

Thank Kirston2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old pub...worth a visit, right in the heart of Old Leigh, cockle sheds & sea food stalls. Gets very buzzie and busy in the summer months, although busy in winter too.

1  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

When my wife and I walk down to the Old Town we always pop into this pub for a nice drink and something to eat. They sell some lovely ales and if you sit outside the sun is always shinning on the seats and you...More

Thank mikebQ3298CJ
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I regularly cycle to Old Leigh. It is s lovely place that retains a quaint old world charm. It is often very busy and that is not surprising given the bars, restaurants and cockle sheds. The CAMRA multi award winning Mayflower Pub ( named after...More

Thank mikepaterson
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Old Leigh is such a lovely part of Leigh, head down on a summers day when the bands are playing and enjoy the atmosphere!

Thank NHeasman
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I have lived in the area for over 70 years. My Husband's family were Cockler's there. He witnessed the planes doing dog fights at the top in Marine Parade. The only difficulty is parking. If you are disabled it is quite hard to find a...More

1  Thank janetturnnidge
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stuart c
12 December 2017|
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Response from guygrimwade | Reviewed this property |
i don't drink so no idea
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Jane G
21 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
17 July 2017|
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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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