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The Giant's Rest

The Street, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I had lunch here on a beautiful bright winter's day. It was warm and comfortable with a log fire and a traditional menu. I had the local pheasant stuffed with mushrooms, from the special's board. Served with mashed potato and cabbage it was a delicious and comforting meal. My friend had the rabbit pie (also locally sourced).... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Giants Rest at Wilmington is one of our favourite places for lunch. This time of year there is a log fire, which adds to the warm comfortable atmosphere. A friendly welcome and good food. Be warned the portions are a good size so choose wisely. The starters/light bites are ideal for a light lunch ( the fish soup and... More 

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Thank Deni R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: good food, dog friendly, excellent atmosphere Cons: a bit pricey, "specials" menu doesn't seem to change much We seem to have been here a lot in recent months, and it is very much the dog's favourite pub because the staff make a big fuss of him (they've seen him grow from puppy into proper country hound). The food is... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

All had food from the specials board. I had the duck, asked if it had vegetables with it was told it did. One tiny piece of broccoli and a cup of rice. The duck had very little meat on it. The salmon though well cooked did not have enough sauce. Deserts . were the best thing of the meal. The... More 

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We met friends at this very pleasant welcoming little pub. We all had two courses and in the main were very pleased with what we were served. The baked Camembert and the Seafood Cassolette, all served with fresh crusty bread and a very small portion of butter, were all superb hot and very tasty. To Follow we had Wild Duck,... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely pub. Great food perfect after a lovely walk on South downs. Nice atmosphere and they welcome dogs. Perfect! Good for families too. Limited parking though. There are lots of good walks nearby. We went at lunch time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The Giants Rest! The hidden jewel of Sussex... An absolute must visit venue that plays a perfect role in being a warm/welcoming pub to enjoy a relaxing drink, equally as well as it plays an excellent restaurant with a spectacular well thought out Menu! After having the pleasure of meeting the friendly,kind,thoughtful staff & locals of the Giants Rest I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I've been coming here with my family for over 10 years & the food was always good & atmosphere welcoming & games on the tables so good overall country pub; especially after a hike in stunning surrounding countryside. Unfortunately, the friendly man behind the bar who treated everyone like an old friend has been replaced by a young, stroppy girl... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

we were greeted by a smiling friendly lady...who welcomed us in to a delightful pub..we were lucky to be given the window table,although all were good..big selection of food on the menu plus a special board...two had salmon,1 had pork fillet and the 4th a rabbit pie...we were all very happy with the lunch and will be paying another visit..

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Since we are staying at my sisters in Polegate whilst she is away we thought that we would have dinner at The Giants Rest where I have eaten on a few occasions int he past. Being early there was no one else there so was able to have a choice of tables. At first the barmaid didn't appear very friendly... More 

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