A unique, family run seafood café in Old Leigh

Based in the historic fishing town of Old Leigh, Osborne Bros is a family run business located on the shores of the Thames Estuary in South East Essex.  The café is housed in the heart of the Old Town in an 18th century stable mews which was used to house horses and carriages delivering ale to the local public house – The Crooked Billet.  The cockle sheds are located along Cockle Shed row, which remains largely unchanged since being built in the 19th century.

Click on the Photo Gallery to view photographs past and present of the café, cockle sheds and cockle boats.




Brown Shrimps

Smoked Products


Osborne Bros which was established in the 1880s, specialises in producing and supplying quality shellfish and fish from local sources and further afield to individuals and trade customers around the world.  We also offer a range of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, panini’s, jacket potatoes and seafood platters for customers to enjoy in our outside seating area overlooking the estuary.