Welcome to The Crooked Billet in Leigh-on-sea

The Crooked Billet is a pub of unique character within a traditional setting. Located in Leigh-on-Sea, we’re a short stroll from Leigh-On-Sea Train Station and Leigh Broadway. Sitting opposite Billet Wharf, home to the famous Osbourne Brothers Cockle Sheds, we’re proud to be the oldest pub in the town.

The Crooked Billet is a Nicholson’s Fish House, purveyors of the finest seafood, and we’re sure that you’ll enjoy our fresh catch every time. Why not complement it with a glass of fine wine, a taste of our extensive whisky and gin collections, or a perfectly poured pint. The locally sourced beer Adnams Southwold Bitter is our most popular cask ale. You can also try out the Jack Brand Dry Hopped Lager, as well as the Mosaic Pale Ale, and both are available on draught.

A unique city centre pub with a rich history

Nicholson’s Pubs are known for their individual style, exciting stories, and charming personalities — and The Crooked Billet is certainly no exception.

Taking its name from a boomerang-shaped tree branch, The Crooked Billet is the oldest pub on the High Street, and the only one that’s not named after a shipping vessel.

Our 16th century tavern is a grade 2 listed building and boasts historic seafaring connections. It’s existence spans more than 160 years, from the early 1850s, where a club was formed here to help sick fishermen. The club became known as the Billet Club.

Plenty of outdoor seating

Grab a table and take a pew outside with friends or family at The Crooked Billet. We have ample outdoor seating for you to enjoy a drink or a meal from our seasonal and classic range of pub dishes.

Serving up seasonal specialities and mouth-watering favourites

Our breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer everything you’d expect to find on any respectable, British pub menu, and so much more besides. Boasting an array of delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes, and succulent burgers, there’s a selection to suit every appetite.

One of a kind

The Crooked Billet is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of iconic and great British pubs — held in the highest of regards for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Where to find us

Opening Hours

  • Monday Midday-11pm
  • Tuesday Midday-11pm
  • Wednesday Midday-11pm
  • Thursday Midday-11pm
  • Friday Midday-11pm
  • Saturday 11am-11pm
  • Sunday 11am-10:30pm

Upcoming Holidays

  • Christmas Eve 11am-1am
  • Christmas Day 11am-3pm
  • Boxing Day 11am-6pm
  • Fri 27th Dec Midday-11pm
  • Sat 28th Dec Midday-11pm
  • Sun 29th Dec Midday-11pm
  • Mon 30th Dec Midday-11pm
  • New Years Eve 11am-1am
  • New Years Day 11am-11pm
  • Thu 2nd Jan Midday-11pm

Get in touch

Call The Crooked Billet on 01702 480289.

Pop in for a pint of well-kept cask ale, an excellent range of drinks, book a table for couples, groups, birthdays or other special occasions— and ensure that everyone has a hearty bite to eat.

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