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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you eat here be prepared to wait a long time for your food and be disappointed with what you get. I ordered the smoked salmon, avocado and poached egg starter, the white of the egg was so undercooked and sloppy I had to send it back, it was ages before it was replaced and it really was not worth... More 

Thank PoppieLincolnshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come here a lot over the past 4/5 years, from Portsmouth but we have lots of family in Basildon and the Watermill is always our meeting point, and always had pleasant visits. Was disappointed after my visit last week. Had a table booked but arrived early so headed to the bar- Jay/Jack (cant quite remember the name but worked on... More 

Thank CarolHWilliams
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not very impressed with this beefeater. Went here as we had a voucher for this one but wont be returning. They didnt have alot of the things on the menu. Even the meal we ordered turned up with no coleslaw and we was not told about this before hand. Took ages for our drinks to arrive which was only... More 

Thank Joannalouise89
Essex England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Watermill in Basildon ( close to Premier Inn ) This was on Wednesday 4 January 2027. The restaurant was Very cold and the radiators were switched off, We ordered our meals and opted for Prawn cocktail starters, followed by the mixed grill,The prawn cocktails could have been better ,not much taste and needed more sauce,However the... More 

Thank Linda L
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to this restaurant on the 1st January, 2017, and I can say with Great joy that the meal was wonderful the staff were outstanding, I had ribeye steak which was done to perfection (compliments to the chef) and the sweet of a trio of sponges was out of this world, if I was not going... More 

2 Thank Patricia S
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59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here in the 23rd December 10 of us and was treated really well food was without exception outstanding. Our waitress was a delight and looked after us so well. Really happy with all aspects and will go again.

1 Thank esper0
Metro Manila, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was one person serving and two others who felt that their time was better spent doing things other than serving. So it was a case of form an orderly queue. I waited 11 minutes to be served in a bar that had around 35 customers.

1 Thank wspindloe
London, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here with friends or been here alone. The place is nice the food is too if your lucky enough to find anyone. People leave you waiting whilst they restock glasses and have a chat etc or clean. This place has the potential to be a dynamite place. Just need to make sure the management put enough staff on to... More 

1 Thank FairReview1309
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know it is a Beefeater and this should suggest that they specialise in steaks but I have to say that the 10oz ribeye was excellent.

1 Thank MCBPhoto6
Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second year of eating breakfast at The Watermill whilst staying at Premier Inn. Both times I have enjoyed a good breakfast with plenty of choices. The Watermill is very nicely fitted out too making dining pleasant. Unfortunately, both times I have found staff to be bordering rude. My encounters didn't even involve any out of the ordinary requests. A simple... More 

1 Thank Angela W

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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