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The Watermill

Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
+44 1268 522227
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
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“fillet steak” (13 reviews)
“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“burgers” (6 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food and service are dire here. Took forever to order, drinks took 20+ minutes to arrive and were wrong! Steaks badly cooked, frozen chips, watery veg Mediocre kids meals Would put me off staying at a premier inn with this food chain attached

1  Thank klr406
Reviewed 4 days ago

Restaurant had run out of key steaks for the special Mother’s Day menu. Very slow service. Not the servers fault, just not enough of them at this time Mains received in about 30 mins. However after that we ended up being in the restaurant for...More

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Warm friendly welcome, delicious food with quick attentive service. Thank you Shanice and Kerry, I’ll definitely be back.

1  Thank andybeeson63
Reviewed 5 days ago

Steak specialists. Went in here on the off chance and had a ribeye steak absolutely melted in the mouth would recommend .

1  Thank Cazmckenzie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Works luncheon - food OK - staff OK without vouchers a bit expensive for a humble lunch, but using a company credit card not worried. The building looks so tired, they need to close for a month and have a good clean and a drop...More

Thank rayleighone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

poor beer, poor food, rushed service. 70th birthday meal for mum ruined by the Watermill, everyone had to order there second choice as meals not available and fruit flys swarming us whilst we ate.

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a valentines meal here it was absolutely amazing decor and atmosphere was outstanding all for an amazing price we like too praise all the staff for making it an incredible night my waitress was nic went above and beyond too make our...More

1  Thank johanne m
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don`t normally go to big chain restaurants, had a number of bad experiences in the past. But not on this occasion. Called into the Windmill at Basildon for Sunday lunch, it was very busy, so I expected the service to be on the slow...More

Thank ianbryce1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Got shown to our table upstairs. Not asked if we wanted a drink. Waited a while gave our order of starters and mains and 1 drink, Waited about 20 mins got our starters. Waited another 25 mins for the 1 drink to turn up (45...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a family gathering. A nice place for family’s to eat out. The staff are very nice and friendly. The food was scrumptious! Defiantly the best beef eater around south Essex!

2  Thank Joe B
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Response from jojogluck | Reviewed this property |
Don't think it is necessary
15 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
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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