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Giant's Rest

€€ - €€€, British,
The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
+44 1323 870207
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit pie” (9 reviews)
“cassoulet” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
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1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Having visited this restaurant a number of time in recent years, I thought it would be fun to have an impromptu visit and relish the little known pleasure of very good, and inexpensive, French cuisine iwthin an affordable casual pub experience. On our way to...More

1  Thank craiglappin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After many really enjoyable meals at the Giant’s Rest over the years we were so disappointed by our most recent visit this weekend. It was only after we ordered a round of drinks that we were told there’d be a 45 minute wait for food....More

1  Thank Northernlass54321
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Friendly staff, great beers, and the best Sunday lunch I've had in these parts, Bring your appetite - and leave room for the home-made puds!

3  Thank JCBrighton75
Reviewed 10 August 2017

When first confronted with menu thought choice was limited but changed our minds when our selections were put in front of us. Our starters were delicious - King Prawns for one, Mackerel Pate the other choice - followed by Steak and Ale Pie, and Mediterranean...More

3  Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Title says it all really! Lovely pub with convivial hosts and clientele. Local pale ale compared very favourably with my usual Reet Pale Sheffield tipple and the sausages were sublime! Oh and we won the monthly quiz!!

1  Thank Bookshelf1956
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Quite simply had a really got meal. The dishes had great flavours and were obviously home cooked. Excellent

2  Thank Paul_BHertfordshire
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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

6  Thank brookesjudith
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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

5  Thank PeteEatsAlot
imacaulay, Owner at Giant's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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 2 June 2017 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

1  Thank scottartanfree
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23 July 2017|
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Response from Gormandise | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are , there were a couple of dogs around the bar when we visited, kid friendly too and they did not mind the grown ups either , definitely worth a visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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