We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Alex

53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
+44 1702 436077
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Burger burger burger....and ribs

We cycled to Southend from London to meet friends. After the ride, the food at the Alex was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hmorris2017
,
Southerndown, United Kingdom
via mobile
Defo will visit again

A belated review. Visited late afternoon on a warm 6th August 2017. Nice, friendly and welcoming... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Hodgeheg1
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 53 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible18%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
“halloumi” (2 reviews)
“great night” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
LOCATION
53 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1702 436077
Write a ReviewReviews (53)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"pulled pork"
in 3 reviews
"halloumi"
in 2 reviews
"great night"
in 3 reviews
"pub"
in 19 reviews
"southend"
in 9 reviews
"pounds"
in 3 reviews
"pint"
in 2 reviews
"yesterday"
in 2 reviews
"birthday"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled to Southend from London to meet friends. After the ride, the food at the Alex was perfect. We had burgers (sorry can’t remember the name) but mine was one of the ones on the challenge list. The burgers were just what we were...More

Thank hmorris2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

A belated review. Visited late afternoon on a warm 6th August 2017. Nice, friendly and welcoming pub with something of a cool vibe. Didn't have food but others were eating and it smelled and looked good. Enjoyed the open mic session and local artwork display...More

Thank Hodgeheg1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Pub is nice and the food looked really good, but the music was a horrific volume and pretty awful. There were 20+ of us and nobody could have a catch up. Would not recommend on a Saturday if you like your eardrums! This was after...More

1  Thank Ben W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2017

Went here as part of a Beer Walk in Southend. It was a good place to finish up. The wine and beer was fine with a good selection. It was welcoming and friendly. I would go back!

Thank CheekyLondon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Been here three weeks in a row over the Christmas period, nice staff, good food and reasonably priced drinks. But everyday I've been in there the urinals in the men's toilets have been leaking. There is literally urine all over the floor three weeks running!...More

Thank Wired65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

I used to go here all the time before the refurb, and while I'd admit I kinda liked it more before it's still brilliant. However, great price, great drinks - one of the only places I can find that sell Mango Rekorderlig. The decor is...More

Thank Bethany K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 25, 2017

The Alex of old had a certain charm about it that didn't get punters expecting anything above the average boozer, and with that managed to gain many loyal customers. Move forward a couple of years after a fancy redecoration, new menu, larger upstairs bar area,...More

1  Thank Steve B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I Came Here Last Saturday. We saw a Really great Band Called Rettena The Lead Singer had such a good voice. All the staff were really Lovely Friendly People. The Palmers had the best evening here. We love this Pub.

Thank emilysmutts
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This place had had money spent on decor but they have clearly not upgraded the very very sad looking grumpy staff. Always have a bad attitude and seem as if they ate doing you a favour in serving you a drink. Food ..... Pub grub...More

1  Thank dozfromessex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

Been here lots of times with friends and family. One of the few little gems left in Southend that offer alternative music, good bands etc. Cocktails in cans are lovely. My favourite is the irn bru one. Only downfall is sometimes takes ages to be...More

Thank leannemackay82
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Seven Hotel
47 reviews
.08 km away
Terrace Hotel
29 reviews
.14 km away
Gleneagles Guesthouse
315 reviews
.16 km away
The Last Post
347 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Legend - Deli
648 reviews
.08 km away
The Mews
440 reviews
.12 km away
Utopia
128 reviews
.17 km away
La Petite Petanque
311 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Adventure Island
2,685 reviews
.41 km away
Southend Pier
1,580 reviews
.34 km away
Southend Cliff Gardens
36 reviews
.19 km away
Southend Pier Museum
60 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Alex staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor