Our Beer

Legra Pale

A light, fresh and sessionable golden ale. Single hopped, during the boil and following fermentation, with lashings of Citra hops for a clean citrus flavour. Tastes fantastic with seafood – especially a pint of prawns on the Old Leigh seafront!

The earliest known record of Leigh-on-Sea is in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was known as Legra. At that time its estimated value was 100 shillings. Leigh grew into an important port, benefiting from the busy sea trade up the Thames to London.

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Six Little Ships

Our most traditional beer – a British best bitter, hopped with suitably titled seafaring hops; Admiral and Columbus. A fantastic match with Leigh on Sea fish and chips!

Early in WW2 the British Expeditionary Force and its allies were evacuated from Dunkirk (Dunkerque) when cut off by German forces. An armada of civilian and naval boats with RAF fighter cover enabled 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops to be rescued from the beaches. Six boats from Leigh-on-Sea set sail on 31st May 1940 to join that armada (Renown, Reliant, Endeavour, Letitia, Resolute and Defender). Five returned home after the rescue – but the Renown struck a mine and was lost with its 4 crew.

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Two Tree Island Red

A spicy red ale with a blend of malts including dark crystal for colour, and some big American hops for flavour and aroma. Great with seafood – especially a pint of Old Leigh cockles!

Two Tree Island lies to the south west of Leigh-on-Sea, connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island was reclaimed from the Thames Estuary in the 18th century, and was employed in turn as pastureland, a sewage works and a landfill site. It is now a nature reserve run by Essex Wildlife Trust. It is home to a wide range of waders, gulls and other British birds, including curlew, dunlin, avocet, and red shank.

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Crowstone

A rich blend of malts gives this distinctive beer its dark colour while serious quantities of New World hops provide flavour and aroma. Tastes fantastic when coupled with roasted or barbecued meats.

A number of boundary markers in the Thames and Medway, known collectively as London Stones mark the former limits of jurisdiction of the City of London. The downstream marker on the north bank is called the Crowstone. It is about 33.5 miles from London Bridge as the crow flies. The present marker was erected in 1837, replacing a smaller one from 1755. It is likely that there has been a marker on this site – and opposite on the Isle of Grain, Kent since 1285. The line between these 2 stones is known as the Yantlet Line and this line was formerly the limit of jurisdiction of the Port of London Authority.

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Cockle Row Spit

Strong and full flavoured with hops from the Czech Republic and the USA. This beer is dry hopped after fermentation for extra aroma. A great accompaniment to curries and other spicy foods.

Originally the Trinity House buoy Westmark Knock, this buoy has been relocated to prime position at the entrance to the High Street, Old Leigh.

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SS9

A seriously strong stout bearing the brewery postcode. Deep boozy notes of coffee and chocolate fill the palate from a complex range of dark roasted malts.

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Renown

An easy drinking, lightly roast stout made with Leigh-on-Sea cockles (hence a departure from our “all vegan” policy!)
SIBA Regional Gold winner in keg form.

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Kursaal Gold

Brand new beer release in April.
This is an English style gold much more lightly hopped than Legra for sessionability – but still with a decent dash of Cascade hops for a citrus finish.

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