New Crawdaddy Club

For the best in local, national and international blues - in Essex




The Music Venue:

Our new home is at The Holiday Inn in Basildon. Located on the Festival Leisure Park, Basildon it has easy access from all surrounding areas, both near and far.

Directions to the venue can be found on our FIND US page

The club will be held in the very comfortable ELIZABETH SUITE with both seated and standing options. You will also be very pleased to know that there are no pillars to obstruct your view! It has access to it's own bar that will be open until 11pm on club nights.

The Holiday Inn are also looking into arranging Special beer offers and Friday 'specials' for the Club.

Elizabeth Suite

Elizabeth Suite

Dining in The Lounge Bar and Grounds :

There is also an extremely comfortable Lounge Bar where you can eat before the gig (open for food from 11am to 10pm) where you can choose from the Hotel's full menu, and the Holiday Inn also intends to offer Friday night 'specials' at discounted rates for Blues club attendees. You can also take advantage of the grounds and partake of a leisurely stroll around the lake to walk off your dinner before entering the Elizabeth Suite for your evening's entertainment.
In warmer weather the Bar opens on to an outside patio for anyone who wants to eat or drink Al fresco and take in views of the gardens and lake. The Lounge Bar will also be open until midnight should you want to enjoy a quiet drink before heading for home.

Should you want to have a good drink and stay the night before heading home, then the Holiday Inn has offered us a preferential rate for both bands and customers of the Club. Contact me (Paul Dean) for details and to arrange accommodation.

Parking & registration (IMPORTANT) :

The Holiday Inn has it's own free car park, with 150 spaces.

To ensure that only patrons of the Hotel use the parking facilities, there is a Vehicle Registration recognition system in operation upon leaving the car park.

Upon arrival, you will need to report to reception to input your car registration details but, if you prefer, we have also arranged with the Holiday Inn that you can log your registration number at the pay desk of the Crawdaddy and we will have the details input for you. If you choose this option, however, it is important that your registration is written clearly as any misread digits will not tie up with the system generated number upon leaving.

Failure to do so, will result in an automatic fine upon leaving the car park !

This can be reversed but is a long, drawn out procedure that we would prefer that you don’t have to go through, and is at the discretion of the company who run the car park. The hotel has no control or say over this, so please try to remember to register upon arrival at reception or at our pay desk.

Alternatively, the Festival Leisure Park has a car park with room for 1,700 vehicles and is only a very short stroll away from the Holiday Inn. There is also no charge for this car park