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The Watermill

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Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
+44 1268 522227
07:00 - 22:30
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived here for dinner and simply turned around and walked away. People being violent outside and smoking drugs. Disabled ramp (I have a pram for my baby) out of order and not in good condition, walked around the back to find a open fire exit with a ramp, ignored by bar staff and blocked by drunk customers. Looking for a... More 

Thank Ian311985
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Premier Inn next door and so attended the breakfast here at The Watermill (Beefeater) and it was brilliant. Excellent, friendly service and good selection of hot and cold breakfast foods. Would recommend

2 Thank Jack T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in at around 7.30pm, was greeted straight away and shown to a table in the conservatory which we hate so we requested to be seated elsewhere. We were shown to another table of 2 just outside of it. We were served by a young man whos name we didnt quite catch but nothing was to much trouble for him!... More 

1 Thank Lookyluck
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restyle of this venue is wonderful, spacious and uncluttered. Lunch was of a really high standard brought to us by the lovely Kerry. The quality at the Watermill has been raised recently and has to be worth the time to visit. Many thanks see you again soon

1 Thank Tony C
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited on Monday 10th april at 1230, and sat in the conservatory and both had beer battered fish with chips and mushy peas. it was lovely and hot, the batter was the crispiest and tastiest we have ever had. so a very enjoyable meal off the lunchtime menu. not the main menu which looked very inviting but at lunchtime... More 

Thank daiboy1947
Basildon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times. It is exactly what you would expect from a standard Beefeater venue. When you've been to one you've been to them all. Food is reasonable but is a standard menu through all beefeaters. You know what you're going to get

1 Thank DavidMKing
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant enough Premier Inn with usual facilities. Good parking. Has a disabled lift to avoid the stairs into the building. Clean and comfortable inside. Staff very friendly.

1 Thank leahhall2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting, what felt like forever they didn't wanna sit us down, they rather just stood there doing nothing! So we just sat ourselves down and then they didn't serve us because "they didn't know where we were". I had to chase the lady to order our breakfast and then they even laughed at us behind our backs. The food... More 

1 Thank Jennifer K
basildon england
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This started poorly last night. We were left to sit without an order being taken for 15 mins. Once the order was placed it was again another 30 before our meals came out. We ended up having to complain. But the food was particularly good. The mixed grill my husband had was cooked to perfection and hot. I had the... More 

1 Thank snapon69_99
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we haven't been here for awhile. What a change this placed has been transformed into a great family restaurant. Food was a pleasant surprise, atmosphere is nice. Well done to the manger and staff for giving us a great meal.

1 Thank Paul N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?