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“A perfect resting place!”
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The Giants Rest
Europe
2 reviews
“A perfect resting place!”
Reviewed October 2, 2009

We were travelling through England on the motorbike and hadn't booked a B&B - we had been looking for a stop for ages and were given a recommendation by a pub we passed by.
It looked immediately inviting and both rooms were thankfully available. The room was clean, comfy and roomy and so was the bathroom - huge bath and good shower.
The offer of food was extremely good and the quality was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was packed full, so obviously very popular.
The breakfast in the morning was good as well, all in all such a welcome rest, we were so glad we came across it and we would stop there again if we're in the neighbourhood.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Crawley England
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Reviewed September 5, 2009

My wife and I luncheoned here on a Friday in mid August, I phoned in the morning and booked a table with a charming fellow who turned out to be the barkeep. After a wander up to the Longman to whet our appetites (highly recommended, its just up the road and plenty of parking)we returned to the pub. Parking here is limited and entry to the rear carpark is restricted, If you have any difficulty manouvering your car ...park on the road.
It was a beautiful day and a lot of people were sitting outside, we took our seats inside and ordered. The food is cooked to order and arrived in about ten minutes which I think is perfectly acceptable whilst not the largest portions I've seen it was quite delicious and of a good quality. The beer and wine we had was all very acceptable and the loos are spotless.
The only downside was the behavior of some of the other diners, this is a crowded little pub and unfortunately some of them think that removes any constraints from them for bashing into other seats, an apology costs nothing and blesses both the giver and receiver
If you go here I would urge you to book especially at weekends or in the school holidays and seat yourself against a wall!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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u.k.
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37 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

this is a good foody pub , the menu was better than average as was the service but too many tables crammed into this small pub/restaurant . prices average for the area . probably best visited on a week night or out of season .

Stayed May 2008
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Eastbourne England
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

My wife's birthday approaching, she asked if we could go to a nice country pub for her birthday lunch, she insisted we book in advance as our daugther, husband, and 14 month old grandchild would also be attending, we rang to book asking if we could have a childs seat put at the table, on arriving we found that the reserved table had no child's seat or a place to put one, on complaining to the management ,we were told that sorry they only had two childs seats and they had been given to someone else, we then had no choice but to leave (with birthday cake in hand) and try to find somewhere else to go, without no real apology .

Sorry Giants Rest , but this just isn't good enough!!!

Mr. K.W. Ross

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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Hampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2007

The Giant's Rest is a beautiful old English pub situated just outside Eastbourne on the South Downs and directly in front of the mystical chalk figure/hill carving The Long Man of Wilmington that gives the pub its name. Whilst a friendly and welcoming pub in the true sense, this establishment focuses on dining rather than drinking. The quality of the food probably does not aspire to that of 'gastropub' in that it is not finicky, over-prepared nor sparse in any sense. However, it is well cooked, tasty and filling. The menu choice is extensive and ever changing. The only danger here is arriving too late for lunch or dinner and finding all the tables taken.
The pub has two delightful bedrooms (not en-suite) that we used recently whilst attending the Glyndebourne Festival Opera - no more than 5 or 6 miles distant. Despite arriving back after 'closing time,' the Bar Manager was happy to serve drinks to his privileged residents. Next morning's breakfast was of the old-school variety - full English plus as much toast coffee and cereal as we could manage. Perfect. We shall certainly return and look forward very much to our next visit.

  • Liked — Its location and the friendliness of the staff
  • Disliked — No ensuite bedroom facilities
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: The Giants Rest
Address: The Street, Wilmington BN26 5SQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Wilmington
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Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Wilmington
Number of rooms: 2
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