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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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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 3 days 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 6 days 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

Thank johanne m
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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!

Thank Joe B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my partner for a meal. Lovely and friendly staff, The food was delicious. Clean and nicely decorated homely pub. The decoration for valentines and the effort was outstanding! Will 100% be back and reccomend!

Thank kane_m91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here pretty regularly but the last 4 times I’ve not been convinced. Twice I’ve ordered the minted rump of lamb and both times there’s been no dauphinois potatoes to accompany it - thought this was a one off but a few other people...More

Thank CLaire H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to other Beefeaters we were expecting a good meal as always. I must say this meal did not live up to it. Service was quick, though waitress was curt, having dealt with a complaint from the table behind us. When ordering told that...More

Thank morleymob6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d booked a table around a week in advance for 12:15 on a Monday lunchtime, our party was 3 kids plus 8 adults. On entering the bar area just after 11’ish nobody seemed to be serving, the person who did serve us left us in...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know why we keep going back. Always disappointed with the Watermill. The food isn’t brilliant and meals normally come up different to what is described in the menu. My husbands steak was chewy, the waitress brought a large wine even though I had...More

Thank Wickford17
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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