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“Average food some staffing issues.” 3 of 5 stars
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The Watermill
East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, England
01268 522 227
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Ranked #32 of 99 Restaurants in Basildon
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
“Average food some staffing issues.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stopped in the PI next door for a couple of nights and ate here twice. My food was OK althought the London Pride beer was not at it's best. We had no problems apart from slightly slow food but others were having issues with wrong orders and steaks badly cooked. I think this place is struggling badly with staffing levels. On our visit, it was far from full and the staff were running round like lunatics. OK for a meal one step up from fast food but not a destination restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
clacton on sea
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“fabulous Lynette”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I and some family members were celebrating a 65th birthday at the restaurant. While the meal was good traditional "Pub Fayre" ,our waitress Lynette, was superb. She joined in with our banter and was humorous,efficient,friendly and professional. I hope the management appreciate her. She was fantastic !!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“What Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Waited to be seated Manager showed 4 people to their table rook their order then put in on the system while we stood and waited to be shown to our table Customer Service none. Eventually shown to our table asked before we had sat down what we wanted to drink Hey let me look at the drinks menu (not) order meal 25 mins later it did arrived (must admit it was nice) but did not have enough time to have a Starter or a Desert only appeared to be 1 young girl working and it was not busy. This has really put me off going in there no personality no atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Straightforward Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I've been to the Honeypot on many occasions and thus far have not had a bad experience there. The good is typical Harvester fare- burgers, steak, fish and chips, roast chicken... and it's quite tasty. The staff are generally pleasant and attentive, and the whole experience, whilst not mind-blowing, is good value for money!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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essex
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“great lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

popped in for lunch excellent daytime menu , friendly staff nice food
great parking, excellent lunch very reasonable

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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