Dog friendly pubs in Southend

There’s only one thing that could make sitting in a seaside pub with a cold pint that much better and that’s sharing it with your furry best friend. Not the pint of course, but the chilled out vibes of relaxing in a sunny beer garden. We’ve put together a list of great pubs along the Southend coastline (From Shoeburyness to Leigh-on-Sea) that welcome all canine companions with open arms. Check them out below:

 The Old Garrison – Shoeburyness

A quaint local based at the end of the c2c line not a stone’s throw from Shoeburyness beach. The Old Garrison is famed for friendly staff and great ales, but with its spacious beer garden and plentiful pub benches outdoors, there’s enough room to play for both punters and pups.


 The Exchange – Southend East

Both patrons and visitors have referred to The Royal Exchange  in Southend as a ‘proper English’ pub. The warm welcomes, terrific atmosphere, traditional decor of an age old public house topped with a huge selection of original beers is good enough reason for any visit. Your dog won’t want to leave, let alone you!

 Molo Lounge – Southend Central

This quirky cafe bar at the top of Southend high street is a great spot to excite your senses. The eccentric decor and art installations are a fun sight when dining, the range of foods from big meals to lighter tapas dishes all smell amazing and the cocktails, well, we’ll let you taste those for yourselves. 

 The Sand Bar – Leigh-on-Sea (also near to Chalkwell)

The downstairs area enjoys a buzzy atmosphere with its owners describing it as a great place to observe the comings and goings of Leigh life. There are plenty of seating options from sofas to high-tables to outside dining areas, giving the Sand Bar an enjoyable yet sophisticated experience. Only well-behaved pooches will be welcomed in this classy establishment.

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The Peterboat – Leigh-on-Sea

If you’re looking for somewhere with a perfect view of the boats on the water with a real seaside town aesthetic, The Peterboat in Old Leigh provides all this and much more. The large beer garden has enough room for all the locals and some, including all four-footed friends who are welcome to sit and take in the scenery too. 

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Sara’s Tea Room – Leigh-on-Sea

Okay, so this one isn’t actually a pub, but we couldn’t not mention it in this dog loving list. Sara’s Tea Room in Leigh-on-Sea is a super friendly, super chilled place to relax with some great grub in a setting reminiscent of a fairytale garden. They even have a menu specifically for dogs too, how good is that?

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