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The Watermill

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Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
+44 1268 522227
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were three of us here on Mothers day and yes it was busy but personally found the forty minute wait for the mains a bit frustrating however when they did arrive were hot and generally o.k.Kerry our waitress was fine but clearly pushed as probably too many customers per staff ratio.Yes I would come here again but maybe not... More 

Thank Mr Paul J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh dear oh dear oh dear, had a lovely dinner what there was of it!!! Rump of Lamb £15.49 was enough to fill a child. Will never order that again unless the portion size improves, I feel I wasted my money. Beef Eater you should be ashamed of yourselves!!!

1 Thank Amanda R
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

after heading back from a weekend away we decided to stop for dinner as we were starving. being a sunday lunchtime (approx. 1pm) & working in a restaurant myself I wasn't hopeful, we stopped at the harvester first & couldn't wait an hour for a table so carried on driving. we approached the watermill roundabout so I drove in. the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had lunch and the food was amazing, we tried the new Beef Wellington which was full of flavor and great value for money. The service was also very good.

1 Thank Djcook1001
Guildford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hearty meal in relaxed atmosphere. Staff very attentive and pleasant. Couldn't ask for more after a hard days work while away from home.

1 Thank 123Emeco
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a fully cooked breakfast and the scrambled egg was over cooked, and the unlimited tea facility had run out with no top up.. and service was quite slow, considering it was quite in there.

1 Thank Shellie F
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked last minute and managed to get a table no problem I had a free meal voucher for my birthday I chose one of the specials Service was very good Food served hot and presented well We enjoyed our meal very much There have been recent negative reviews but we visit regularly and all is normally well Thoroughly enjoyed

1 Thank Rosiebuckley
Basildon, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for breakfast this morning and I would like to thank the staff Svetla and Alex as they realised it was my birthday and sang happy birthday for me. I would also like to thank the manager for decorating the table with balloons. The food was fantastic and I'm definitely coming here again.

1 Thank xoxgracexox
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Watermill last Saturday 25th February 2017 this was for a lunch. This was not my first time here I have been using it since 2013. They had a 40% off mains weekend. We ordered a Fillet steak medium done and a Ribeye steak. When we sat down we were asked for our drinks order. The meal arrived... More 

1 Thank p0liced0gs
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...sadly, this is not the place Having stayed in the neighbouring Premier Inn all week i have be somewhat a captive audience The menu is uninspiring and the food quality is a average at best Priced way beyond the quality on offer and the service (particularly at the bar) is definitely left wanting If you want very basic food then... More 

1 Thank Joeangel251

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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
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?