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The Exchange

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££ - £££, British,
659 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PW, England
+44 1702 447070
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“stuffing” (3 reviews)
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
659 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice menu with a good selection whether you eat meat or not. The staff were really friendly and welcoming and did a great job. I really enjoyed my meal which was halloumi fajitas but the sandwiches and jacket potatoes also looked really good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Exchange is a lovely venue; tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The food was delicious, especially the nut roast (not the usual dry variety), served with fresh vegetables and roast potatoes and Yorkshire. The portions are not over-large but the perfect size for us. The...More

Thank Disappointed254
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner and are baby we went there to eat,we love it very Much food great the lady call Becky she very nice friendly and good try to fit us anywhere in restaurant... should book too be honest but she helps us and...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in on Sunday for dinner had already checked with Graham that the volume would be on the football on Friday he was quite happy to take the booking and said yes it would be, so we sat in silence while eating our dinner football...More

Thank michellelisahall80
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Very disappointing to order spare ribs for a starter at the cost of £5.95 to only get two ribs. One of the waiters Joel said he had worked in a lot of the pubs in this chain and was surprised there were only two ribs...More

Thank lisawright49
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I have reviewed the breakfast in here before but I will again because it is BRILLIANT! Such fantastic value for money yet no one is eating here instead piling into the chains for a second rate breakfast! Everyone you are missing out in a great...More

Thank shelbyf2004
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

So we had a good day and after a while we thought it would be a good idea to go to a pub so we went to the exchange.They have a good selection of drinks and food, I do recommend going there for a good...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Basic pub food but I have to say was extremely delicious and very good value for money. Service good and time between courses was good.

Thank Trina H
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Woman behing the bar looked like a manager had dark hair shoulder length manners shocking no eye contact , asked for 2 pints one she said has just gone , no apology nor can I offe4 you anything else , so rude we thought ,...More

2  Thank koolessex
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

I visit this pub regularly for a drink with friends and family today I was shocked to witness a member of staff who I can honestly say is one of the hardest working people I've met Marika she was shouted at by beccy in full...More

1  Thank steveboy1
EastAngliaPubs, Guest Relations Manager at The Exchange, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your review and bringing this matter to our attention, senior management will now fully investigate the incident. Kind Regards East Anglia Pub Company

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4 May 2017|
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Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
Yes, please call the site directly on 01702 447070 to make your reservation
5 December 2015|
Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
Hi Zoe; yes there are gluten free options on our menu and our kitchen will do their up-most to accommodate you. Please inform your waiter/waitress of your dietary requirements when ordering.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 447070
  • E-mail
The Exchange is the perfect location for any occasion whether a fun night out with friends, a birthday party, leaving do with colleagues or any other occasion. Ask about our complimentary buffets for parties of 15 or more and prices for the fuller buffet.The Exchange in Southchurch, was formally a Barclays Bank bought at auction and converted by the family in November 2002. With its unique feel The Exchange, named with its financial history in mind, is still utilising the original bank vault as the beer cellar. However far from its days of banking business, the site has been developed and modernised to a fresh, lively site which offers a great experience, outstanding food and high levels of customer service.The pub has a very warm atmosphere where you're always made to feel welcome, come in alone and you'll meet friends for life. We always have fun and the food is great!Ray Young – loyal customer from day one says "It's always been a great pub especially in the last few years, with a friendly, welcoming environment"
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