Coming out of the station, right across the road is the Beehive, a large, busy pub with two ever-changing guest beers. Sport is shown on plasma screens and food is served. Pub website: www.thebeehivebasildon.co.uk . Not far away in Market Pavement you’ll find the Moon on the Square, a spacious Wetherspoons in a modern building but with a traditional-style bar and offering the usual dependable Wetherspoons package – a good range of beers and meals at reasonable prices. Pub website: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-moon-on-the-square . A football club source advises that the nearest pub to the ground is the Jolly Friars, 500 yards away in Whitmore Way, but we don’t have any further details so we’ll find out on the day.