We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Giant's Rest

The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
+44 1323 870207
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit pie” (8 reviews)
“miso soup” (8 reviews)
“cassoulet” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (209)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 204 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here for Father’s Day lunch not knowing what to expect. Was extremely pleased with our choice. Great food with lots of choice including vegetarian, excellent service and a nice atmosphere. Was pleased to see dogs are welcome too. Even more of an excuse to...More

Thank kaz9x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a lovely evening here... staff were fab and the food was truly delicious... homemade and very tasty! Chef came out to check if we enjoyed our food which was a lovely touch... definitely try the pie if you come! My husband considers...More

Thank irishmonkeygirl
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We stopped here after a 100 mile drive & found it very well situated for a walk to see the Long Man. Very worried it may be full as no room in the car park & vehicles parked outside. No worrys however! Don't know where...More

Thank An_English_Man
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Lunch for 6 on a Saturday. Well behaved dogs welcome. Warm welcome. excellent locally crafted ciders, Cracking Welsh Rarebit for a starter. Roast beef and lamb with proper gravy and all the trimmings, the Yorkshire Puddings have to be seen to be believed. Desserts were...More

1  Thank nigelbwilts
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went with a baby and a young child. The high chair provided was of good quality and when we needed to change a nappy it was good to find a changing table. The children's food was good. However, we did not feel that the...More

Thank Lianne1412
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Been to this great family run pub before so as I was passing I decided to stop off It had not changed warm cozy fire burning away a warm welcome from the chefs dad ,Great to see local beers / cider are still on sale....More

Thank Defendernighty
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Booked a table at the giants rest and when we arrived we were greeted by a very pleasant young lady who directed us to a prepared table.The pub was not very busy but the atmosphere was very nice. We ordered our food which came very...More

Thank Greenynewhaven
Reviewed 10 April 2018

awful food and a freezing cold pub - food was awful. Pie was dry. bread stale and very over priced - will not be returningMore

Thank 950lovestotravel63
imacaulay, Owner at Giant's Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi, I'm so sorry you felt that our food was awful. The chef makes almost everything onsite, so that is obviously a comment that won't be taken lightly. It's a shame you didn't say anything while you were here, we may have been able to...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I visited the Giants Rest for the first time in a couple of years and the place hasn’t changed much inside, it was a cold evening in March and the heating needed turning up a bit because the fire wasn’t lit and the front area...More

2  Thank ClaireBear37_11
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Very cold inside even with the large wood burner. It was a very cold wet day and needed some heating back up as we got very wet just coming from the car park. The food as usual was very good with many choices, beer a...More

Thank jepat2017
Nearby HotelsSee all Wilmington Hotels
The Star at Alfriston
258 reviews
3.08 km away
Premier Inn Eastbourne (Polegate) Hotel
601 reviews
3.13 km away
Deans Place, Country Hotel and Restaurant
720 reviews
3.29 km away
Chalk Farm Hotel
97 reviews
4.61 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Wishing Well Tearoom
79 reviews
.15 km away
The Sussex Ox
546 reviews
1.51 km away
70 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Long Man of Wilmington
64 reviews
.26 km away
Drusillas Park
1,625 reviews
2.19 km away
Alfriston Clergy House
226 reviews
3.11 km away
Michelham Priory
271 reviews
4.66 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
23 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing