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Dog Friendly Places in Southend on Sea, Essex

Southend on Sea, better known to many as just Southend, is a lovely seaside borough in Essex. It’s home to Leigh on Sea, Westcliff, Chalkwell, Prittlewell, and the newly-made city of Southend.

There are so many wonderful places that are independently owned that are not only dog friendly, but they really embrace dogs being there. Chippi, our dog, received plenty of cuddles, treats and a water bowl of her own!

So if you’re a fan of independent venues, and want your dog to feel just as welcome as you do, then these places are for you…

🍻 Leigh on Sea Brewery Taproom

πŸ“ 35 Progress Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 5PR
🎟️ Walk ins
🍴 Often have a lovely local pop-up foodie stall
ℹ️ Choose from a selection of their beers brewed on site, guest beers, Essex Spirit Co drinks, Tapp’d Cocktails and much more
πŸš— Parking on site
πŸš‚ Leigh on Sea (C2C)

🍻 Chalkwell Beach

πŸ“ Chalkwell Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS0 8JJ
ℹ️ Dogs allowed between 1st October and 30th April. (Guide dogs allowed all year round).
πŸš— Parking on surrounding streets
πŸš‚ Chalkwell (C2C)

🍷 The Cork Dork

πŸ“ 84 The Ridgeway, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8NU
🎟️ Walk ins only
⏰ Tues 6pm – 11pm, Wed – Sat 3pm – 11pm, Sun 3pm – 9pm
🍴 Exquisite cheese and charcuterie boards
​ℹ️ A cosy wine bar and bottle shop with a wine list that holds over 100 wines and most of these are available by the glass!
πŸš— Parking on street
πŸš‚ Chalkwell (C2C)

🍺 Hopsters

πŸ“20 Elm Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS9 1SN
🎟️ Walk ins only
⏰ Mon Closed, Tues & Wed 10am – 8pm,Thurs 10am – 10pm, Fri & Sat 10am – 10:3β€―pm, Sun 10am –8pm
🍴 No food served
​ℹ️ If craft beer is up your street, then you won’t want to miss Hopsters. A gem of a shop stocking a vast array of beers, local spirits and some very lovely staff. Their sun trap courtyard out the back is perfect for grabbing a can or one of their beers on tap and whiling away the hours.
πŸš— Parking on street
πŸš‚Leigh on Sea (C2C)

πŸ” Legra Tap And Kitchen

πŸ“1517 London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, SS9 2SF
🎟️ Bookings and Walk ins
⏰ Mon – Wed 12pm 10pm, Thurs – Sat 12pm – 11pm, & Sun 12pm – 9.30pm
🍴 The menu here is created by Black’s Kitchen and the Ultimate Burger really is the ultimate burger we’ve ever had! Sunday Roast are available too
ℹ️ β€˜Legra’ is the original name for Leigh on Sea mentioned in the Doomsday Book and with @Leigh on Sea Brewery having a beer with the same name, it makes perfect sense as to why this wonderful pub goes by that name! They pride themselves on the quality of the food, the range of the beer and the warmth of the welcome, and they have nailed all three.
πŸš— Parking on street
πŸš‚Leigh on Sea (C2C)

I advise taking the train as it can help you avoid parking in town as it can get really busy, plus you can drink all those lovely beers and wine too!

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