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The Watermill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Steakhouse, , British
Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
+44 1268 522227
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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“fillet steak” (12 reviews)
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (6 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a cheap place to eat and staff do their best. More staff would probably mean more expensive to dine. It’s a balance. Try to avoid prime time if you want more attention. Food good enough for money.

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Title says it all. Staff, menu and venue all tired. Could be so much better with a little maintenance, staff training and customer care

Thank Gruntbugley
Reviewed 1 week ago

From where I was sitting, I could see the server. My starter arrived fairly quickly, though the staff were obviously overworked with so many diners. After finishing my starter, I waited - and watched. A plate arrived at the server, with only chips on it...More

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I normally only ever leave reviews once I've visited a restaurant a few times, but I'm unlikely to visit here again as it's slightly out of the way. I visited yesterday, Friday 5th at 5pm, and was happy to be seated within a few minutes....More

Thank Liam G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always friendly service and great food here but they do change the menus a bit too frequently! Easy Parking, hotel on the side if needed, we attended a wedding here a few years ago too.

Thank Dean K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Watermill for Christmas with the family. Although it was a busy day and you could see the staff were rushed off their feet, the service was still attentive and friendly and food, although a little wait, was tasty and hot. You can tell...More

1  Thank RoseHope
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival. We bought a round of drinks while waiting for our table. The barmaid was sobbing as she served us. She was very upset about something. Our table was delayed by over 30 minutes and then we had to wait another 30 minutes plus...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked well in advance for 13 people on boxing day. Pre ordered all meals. Booked for 1. 45. Waited till 2.45 before we got starters. 1 person left eat on there own as delayed. Brie starters barely warm and cheese not melted 😣. Turkey dinner,...More

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very sceptical about eating at this place as i have heard how rough the area is and because the beefeater is bang in the middle of a council estate! so I wasn't sure if I was going to come back out to find...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 December 2017

On our visit in Nov we visited on a Saturday evening having booked a table for 5:30, arriving we got checked in and seated right away and service at the table was far better than we’d experienced on another recent Saturday early evening visit. It’s...More

Thank Henry T
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14 October 2017|
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Response from jojogluck | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it is necessary
14 October 2017|
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Response from Owen M | Reviewed this property |
It has never been overly busy in the mornings I have stayed
23 August 2016|
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Response from howardkevin330 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly do not know it is a pub resteraunt plus hotel i am going there on sunday and will ask. kevo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 522227
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The Watermill is a family friendly, casual dining restaurant. Providing a large and open seating plan including informal booth style dining areas, plus full table service within our restaurant and bar set-up. The Watermill caters for the hotel (Premier Inn - next door), business guests, families and couples alike. We boast a modern and yet casual dining style in which it is possible to relax and soak up the atmosphere in comfortable surroundings. We are on the whole, open plan with a variety of seating styles to suit your needs. We have available several booth seating areas for that intimate family occasion or those friendly get together for that special occasion. Beefeater Grill is food orientated but provide a full bar experience for pre-meal drinks or that more comprehensive drink offer with food. We pride ourselves on offering a quality offer from an extensive menu. The menu is designed to cater for everyone's needs with a dedicated children's menu and a comprehensive lunch time offer. We are able to cater for varying party sizes and occasions in certain areas of our restaurant we encourage you to make contact to discuss your needs further. Our team are dedicated, hard-working and have the ability and desire to provide one of the best dining experiences in the local area.
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