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The Alex, Southend on Sea - pub details

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Address: 53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4249) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Southend Central (0.1 miles), Southend Victoria (0.5 miles), Westcliff (0.9 miles)

Chain: It's A Scream

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user reviews of the Alex, Southend on Sea

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A modern comfortable pub near the seafront. The bar is on the right of the lounge and there is a large patio area for drinking. There was a reasonable selection of real ales and it seems to be popular with young people.
boozers_knows - 7 Sep 2016 13:37
Called in here at 3:30 pm on a Wednesday. One other person in there but I stood at the bar for over 10 minutes while the barmaid - a lid who looked about 12 - fiddled with wine bottles and chatted to her mate from the kitchen. I timed it and after 12 minutes she asked what I wanted. Exactly the same performance when I went for a refill so I drank up and went elsewhere. Went into the Olde Trout up the road which was absolutely rammed but had 4 people behind their tiny bar, no wait whatsoever.
Goodbye Alex - I won't be back. Ever wondered why your place is deserted just before Christmas ?
Worgeorge - 16 Dec 2012 10:06
Best pub in Southend. Friendly, good cheap food, good atmosphere. Usually full of students playing pool.
Worgeorge - 25 Aug 2012 15:15
Bouncer there got my 55yr old dad in a headlock for no reason best to avoid places where staff are this odd
funloving40 - 11 Feb 2012 22:20
Ahh The Alex, probably the greatest pub in Southend (if you're a student that is!) Make sure to visit on a tuesday (legendary pound a pint night) or a wednesday (quiz night, with a gallon of beer as your reward).

Upstairs is also worth a mention as of late the dance floor has been replaced with sofas and a more laid back attitude than it used to be. The music is always great (indie, rock etc) and the toilets are always filthy (still a minor quibble)

Make sure to pick up a yellow card as well as you can then get 25% off :D
koopa_coffee - 24 Jan 2009 18:06

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