WITH hospitality venues opening from Monday, many of us will be flooding back to our favourite restaurants and bars.

Those lockdown cravings for a trip to your trusted pub can be quashed from April 12, with outside dining and drinking once again allowed.

But how many of our favourites are reopening on this date?

The Echo has compiled a list of just some of the venues opening across south Essex from Monday.


Here's some of the venues opening:

  • Aurum Restaurant - Clifton Terrace, Southend
  • Gleneagles Guesthouse and Tearooms - Clifftown Parade, Southend

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  • Lemon Witch - the Broadway, Leigh
  • The Mermaid Cafe - Palmeira Parade, Westcliff
  • Peggy’s Music Bar - London Road, Leigh
  • The Peterboat - High Street, Leigh
  • Roslin Beach Hotel (outside dining only) - Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay

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  • Ye Olde Smack Inn - High Street, Leigh
  • Lobster Smack - Haven Road, Canvey
  • The Quays - Festival Leisure Park, BasildonEcho: Festival Leisure in lockdownFestival Leisure in lockdown
  • The Beehive - Southernhay, Basildon
  • Noak Bridge - Wash Road, Laindon
  • The Anchor Riverside - Ferry Road, Hullbridge
  • Castlemayne - The Knares, Basildon
  • Beaches Cafe Bar Bistro - Marine Parade, Southend
  • The Broker Freehouse - Leigh Road, Leigh