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Giant's Rest

The Street | Wilmington, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
+44 (0)1323 870207
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Ranked #3 of 4 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $57 - $57
Cuisines: French, British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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48 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Giants Rest is a trad English country pub, that offers nice surroundings of the East Sussex countryside, a great place for meal out or just a stop rest for the weary traveller (great selection of Long Man ales, and Folkington juices) and not being able to find fault can only say an excellent all round and most welcoming pub.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The food was better conceived than executed. I ordered pork medallions with stilton mash. I was expecting the medallions to be cut from a tenderloin fillet, but they were just trimmed chops. The stilton overwhelmed the mash. It wasn't bad, but could have been so much better. The beer was good though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Myself , my husband and our children 17 and 21 ate here on a Friday afternoon , on entering the barmaid did not even glance up with a smile on her face but left us standing rather awkwardly . The menu is interesting and unusual which is always refreshing and makes a pleasant change from normal pub grub and even... More

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West Sussex, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited for lunch ... Restaurant was busy.. Menu was good. Service was slow. My husband ordered a beer which was flat when I advised the lady behind the bar she was really rather rude. However they allowed a change. Food was good.. Lunch plough mans was nice but a little overpriced. Probably wouldn't return.

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Giants Rest has had its ups and downs over the years, but it is now definitely on an up. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere friendly and vibrant, and so is invariably popular, particularly at weekends, and you really need to book on a Sunday lunch. We had a great lunch today, served promptly, and was very tasty.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We love this restaurant. Always great food, only criticism is you have to order at the bar. Service is ok.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I went to Giant's Rest in late December with a group of friends and would never wish to make a return visit,WHY worst service i have ever experienced and worst food. I ordered turkey and was dished up what seemed like turkey roll straight out of a packet. Was i unlucky because it was in the Christmas period when many... More

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Top Contributor
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148 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our son recommended that we once again try the Giants Rest, an old favourite that had sadly declined under previous owners. It was every bit as good as we had been told! The chicken pate and smoked mackerel pate were delicious, but we could have done without as the main course was huge! The steak and ale pie (my personal... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Six of us ate at The Giant's Rest on a Saturday evening. We were staying at Wilmington Priory just down the road, so it was lovely to just be able to wander to the pub with no-one having to drive. The pub looks lovely, with twinkly white lights round the doors, and in the bunches of twigs along the ceiling.... More

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Hailsham, England
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Six of us had an excellent Xmas / Sunday meal after spending 4 hours walking the countryside in the pouring rain ! We had a variety of starters between us , all perfectly cooked, presented and enjoyed. The nut roast was one of the best I've tasted. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Can't wait for... More

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