Three crews of firefighters have tackled a pub fire.

Two crews from Southend and one from Leigh were called just after 10.20pm last night to the Esplanade Pub, in Southend.

When crews arrived at the property they reported a room on the first floor was on fire.

Firefighters managed to extinguish the fire by 10:45pm.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.