Old Hat is a quintessentially British Bar & Bistro oozing with vintage charm situated a stones throw from Southend’s High Street and a short 2 minute walk to the seafront.


Open 7 days a week serving locally sourced British produce to the highest standard at affordable prices. Everything from our menu is fresh and made on the premises to order.


With live music every  weekend, showcasing up and coming talent from all over the country. Live jazz and blues every Sunday accompanied by the ‘best roast in town’.


Our Courtyard garden is open throughout the year and is the perfect suntrap in the summer , and a fully sheltered  and heated smoking area in the winter months.

- Fully sheltered courtyard Garden.

- Function room for hire with private bar.

- Full home cocked menu.

- Fully  licensed bar.

- Student discounts on food & drink.

- Student nights.

- Live music every  weekend.

- Live jazz and blues every Sunday.

- Great music played all day.

- Friendly  atmosphere.

- Family run.



Old Hat is a family run Bar Bistro located in Southend-on-Sea Essex. We offer a wide mix of traditional style drinking & dining in a friendly relaxing atmosphere as well as a stylish & contemporary Bistro serving exquisite home made food in beautiful surroundings. Weather stopping for a quick bite to see you through the afternoon, making a night of it with friends in the bar, you can be sure of a warm welcome & enjoyable experience.

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