Do you know what, whilst on the train home last week, I realised something; I’ve been writing at Leigh-on-sea.com for three years this month! Yeah 3 years! Where the hell has that time gone!
Leigh on Sea News
Once a rather uninteresting former old folks home, this building has been transformed in to a high-end boutique hotel, with an equally lavish restaurant.
After a little social media inspiration, it hit me, The Market Place Beigel Bar. YES, I can now get myself a Brick Lane classic locally.
Those regulars to Leigh-on-sea.com may remember last year we jetted off half way round the world to visit Aussie friends; the year before that we were in India. So, whilst most others were dragging themselves back to work, Lou and I were sunning it up and sipping cocktails by the pool.
Fancy kickstarting the day with a scrumptious bowl of Almond Porridge or a delicious devilled crab dish?
What about our little corner of Essex by the sea? We saw some great new openings this year.
Yep, once a year, the freight house in Rochford becomes a beer hall. It’s got to be the largest beer festival in the area; you’d need days here to sample all the ales and ciders on offer.
I wasn’t going to write this. For months it’s been at the back of mind, should I write about this place or not? I didn’t really think anyone else would share my enthusiasm for a simple cafe.
The good people behind Hoppily have one sole purpose in life, to educate the masses about beer! Praise the Lord!
This iconic building gazes down over the estuary, just as it has done for over 200 years, and looks as good as it did back in the day.
Surely this has got to be one of the most iconic fish & chip restaurants in the area? They’ve been frying up our national dish since 1967.
Craft beer seems to be all the rage of late, but with so many varieties it can prove a little perplexing to the recent convert from Carling… So, what do you do?
We’ve all got a bucket list, right? All those must do things before you pop your clogs. Swim with dolphins, wing walk, fly in a hot air balloon, and all those sorts of things. Yes, I do have a bucket list but an alternative one. It’s a foodie bucket list.
Living by the coast certainly brings alfresco dining to another level. Something as simple as a picnic on the beach, or a bit of seafood with a pint of ale in Old Leigh, are both the most charming and pleasurable foodie experiences we can enjoy right on our doorstep.
Before we begin, let's get one thing settled; the name. Is it Majorca or Mallorca? I've tried to get to the bottom of this, but there’s so many different stories and theories as to why the two names exist; confused? Me too! So, I thought, there's only one way, just leave this to the locals.