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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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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
This pub has changed loads in the last couple of years. Don't know what the manager has done but he's got rid of all the sad old punks that used to go there. The place has a really good atmsphere now. The staff are friendly too. The garden used to be a shithole but they've really tidied it up, and what's ahppened upstairs!? It was packed last time I went, and the music was really good. Glad to see they've got rid of that old DJ (the one with long hair that looked like a weasel and wouldn't play requests).

I heard they do a gay night upstairs on Thursdays. Is this true???

There's still a few wobbly bits of furniture and it's definately a students' pub (some of the haircuts you see in there are horrendous), but if you want a quiet drink somewhere where you're not going to get any aggro, then I'd really recommend this place.

And they've sorted the pool tables out too. Much better.

The only bad thing I could say is that on busy nights it often takes a while to get served. The barmaids looked like they knew what they were doing, it just doesn't seem like they've got enough staff sometimes?
Malkolm - 15 Apr 2007 21:31

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