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The Giant's Rest

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Wilmington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
+44 1323 870207
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit pie” (8 reviews)
“cassoulet” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
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Reviews (186)
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1 - 10 of 181 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Giant's Rest is a lovely pub restaurant which serves food all day on Sundays. Tonight my very particular vegan husband enjoyed a fantastic homemade carrot and homemade pie-he even asked to shake the chef's hand. One of us had a very ample and delicious roast...More

3  Thank brookesjudith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately the new owners have turned the place into a bit of a cash cow. This used to be my favourite place to eat, serving fresh tasty meals with plenty of choice. We turned up on a Sunday and there was no specials, a tiny...More

1  Thank PeteEatsAlot
imacaulay, Owner at The Giant's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, I'm sorry you were disappointed with your latest visit to The Giants Rest. I am particularly interested in your comment regarding the lack of specials, AND our Aldi wines ! We run a slightly smaller menu on a Sunday, but always have at least...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recent change of ownership is obvious as soon as you walk into the pub. Obviously things have changed and generally does appear to be smarter deco and the outside has scaffolding so presumably this is also being facelifted. We decided to go with the...More

Thank phillcollins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Agreed to meet friends there, being fairly convenient, and my wife having enjoyed a lunch there previously. Although quite a pleasant place, the atmosphere was lacklustre to say the least! When we looked at the menus and blackboard specials, the options were so limited that...More

Thank scottartanfree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second lunchtime visit to the Giants Rest this Spring/Summer. There has been a recent change of ownership and although the food has remained of a very high standard I cannot help missing the friendly demeanour of the previous front of house staff....More

1  Thank Lee B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited here with friends, so 9 of us (two families) Sat outside the front to make the most of a sunny Sunday. Food was prompt and came out together. Roast was outstanding said one of our party and I can vouch personally for the burger,...More

2  Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I was quite disappointed to put it nicely. £12 for 3 anaemic sausages and a bit of mash. The rarebit was also tiny and around £5 if I remember correctly. Sorry guys but I won't be returning any time soon :-(

2  Thank Brad 'Miller Ti... M
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Have been to this pub a couple of times now for a few pints and amazing hog roast on their opening event, all cask ales very well looked after. Tonight I opted for something to eat. The homemade pig cheek pasties are very good. However...More

5  Thank Harry T
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived to an empty pub at around 2.30 on a chilly damp Friday. A lovely place and we received a warm welcome. I can't praise the pies enough - absolutely amazing! Even thought we were so full we couldn't resist the home made puds...More

3  Thank Marie C
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Popped into this pub as it had local beers. Very nice service from the bar. Good beer. Decided to return for evening meal. Not cheap, but very tasty, and plenty of it. Specially recommend​ the pies, everything home made. Delicious puddings. Good service and very...More

3  Thank Jackie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870207
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