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The Watermill

Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
+44 1268 522227
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“fillet steak” (11 reviews)
“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“premier inn” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Felmores | East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went for a meal at the Watermill last night, first we went for a drink in the bar, which was quite pleasant, then we went through for a meal, the food and service was wonderful.

1  Thank SueandMichaelFoster
Reviewed 2 days ago

Extremely busy during our visit, the bar area was packed with tables stacked with empty glasses and the duty bar staff rushed off their feet, which obviously made them miserable as there were no smiles! This resulted in a long wait at the bar for...More

Thank bobbrown900
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar area was very busy with more people in than seats. The bar staff working flat out were struggling to serve people with drinks without a lenthy wait so no smiles to be had. We had booked our table to eat for 8.00pm this...More

1  Thank Glyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family over bank holiday weekend the outside beer garden was well kept and the little river made us feel a million miles from Basildon bar staff were happy and helpful the menu was quite varied and we tried the sharing platter which...More

1  Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Watermill a few times and have had a great visit each time. The food is always very good and there are a lovely bunch of staff there. It's lovely to sit outside by the river in the sun. Would highly...More

1  Thank gsxrdan750
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an lovely family meal here on Sunday. We were a large party and the Watermill accommodated us last minute and our experience was fantastic start to finish. Our waitress Svetla was so friendly and helpful and the food was hot, fast and reasonably...More

1  Thank molliem650
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This use to be a place we visited regularly but it has gone downhill the last few times we’ve been. First time we put it down to change of some of the staff and then finding their feet and unsure what they were doing, second...More

Thank Pricey38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the restaurant as a group of 11 for a birthday celebration and could not fault the food or service. Was a couple of grouses about salty gammon but that was all. Would return

Thank bewise56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here with family and friends and our server was lovely,tended to our every need and humoured our loud drunken noise as it was my boyfriends birthday, great food aswell,and fast even though we didn’t book! Had a fab night :)

1  Thank Jodie-Leigh M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in for a quick bite to eat in the bar . The steak was cooked to perfection. Apparently the chef was Jemma . Well done Jemma . Will definitely be eating there again . Just hope Jemma is working.

Thank _garymac8865
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14 October 2017|
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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