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Closing times may vary by restaurant. Please speak to a member of our team at your local restaurant for the most up to date timings. At selected restaurants, our last food orders are at 9pm and last drinks orders are at 10pm (On Sunday it is 9pm). Please reserve your table online to avoid disappointment.

Beefeater The Watermill


Basildon restaurant details


East Mayne


SS13 1BW

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm



Live sport shown here

Breakfast serving times

6:30am - 10:30am
7am - 11am 

The menus



Come down to your local Beefeater for some serious lunchtime savings and choose from 8 mains under £8 each! We’ve got Beer-battered Fish & Chips, Smothered Chicken Melt, Steak, Egg & Chips, and our Classic Plant Burger. You can even add on a starter or dessert from as little as £3.29. With fresh grill flavours, there's something for everyone at Beefeater.

Get a taste of feel-good food, feel-good prices and supersized savings at Beefeater. Available Monday - Friday 12-5pm.



From eggs cooked just the way you like them, to premium sausages and back bacon rashers, hash browns and black pudding, you can build your breakfast to your taste. Not forgetting our delicious continental options, and Kids eat free breakfast too!




Experience the excitement of the UEFA EUROS 2024 in Germany with us at Beefeater this summer. Our screens are perfect for sports lovers who want to kick back and relax. Come and join fellow football enthusiasts and watch the biggest games of the year. Whilst you enjoy our delicious food and drink specials.

Don't miss out, reserve your spot now and be part of the live football action this summer. You won't miss a moment of the excitement.

The Watermill Beefeater grill restaurant in Basildon

Searching ‘Beefeater near me’ in Essex? The Watermill Beefeater is just the place if you crave tasty steaks cooked on the grill to perfection. Whether you’re in the mood for sirloin, T-bone or perhaps fillet, our juicy cuts are unrivalled for their texture and flavour. Light bites are also available, as well as British pub classics that always warm the heart. You’ll only ever get quality, without compromise, at a price that’s always excellent value at Beefeater.

Our team 

We’re a proud work family here at The Watermill Beefeater. Our team’s infectious warmth and passion for our mission drives the impact of our gastro creations. Treating guests like old friends, our visitors and locals love The Watermill for our friendly atmosphere. We’re ever-present to support and tailor your visit just the way you like it. From offering our Beefeater menu recommendations and sharing our commitments on sustainable ingredients, to revealing the best days out in Essex. We’re here for you. Always. As one of the best steakhouses in Essex, we cannot wait for you to indulge in our acclaimed recipes, perfected over time by our talented chefs.

Our location 

Since opening our doors back in 1981, we’ve been embraced as a firm favourite for honest food, without faff, by Basildon’s locals. You’ll find our Beefeater restaurant just off the A132 on the way into town. Complete with quaint wooden beams and rustic interior brickwork, mixed in with contemporary comforts, our location includes a spacious indoor dining area, outdoor seating and a convenient car park that’s free for our guests. Fun fact? Our pub garden has been named one of the sunniest spots in the UK by experts. So, if you’re after a refreshing pint or cocktail in the sun, you know where to go if the forecast looks promising!

Make sure to take a look at our offers page for all our latest deals and promotions.

Why we love Basildon 

Never distant from a splash of greenery, Basildon’s best-kept secret is that it retains more open spaces and beautiful parks than any other town in Essex. Nature lovers are truly in for a treat. Sure to capture your appetite for the outdoors and less than a 10-minute walk from us, Northlands Park offers still fishing lakes and floral rose gardens across 60 acres of peaceful parkland. Over 500 years old and covering 175 acres, explore ancient oak and sweet chestnut trees on relaxing walking routes through Norsey Wood – an 18-minute drive away. Wat Tyler Country Park and its network of picturesque marshes is also another on our list that cannot be missed.  

History buffs will love Hadleigh Castle, 20 minutes from us. Towering over the Thames Estuary, it was built by Hubert de Burgh in the 13th Century – an ally of King John. How about an active pursuit in Basildon? Don a wetsuit and give Festival Wakeboard & Aqua Park a whirl! Or if you’d prefer to slow the pace, we recommend a day trip to Eastgate Shopping Centre, once the largest shopping centre in Europe. Whatever brings you to our humble eatery, Basildon’s story is one of rich cultural offerings and country charm.

Frequently asked questions

Our steaks are always popular! Our 10oz ribeye steaks are one of our tastiest cuts and, like all our steaks, they’re aged for a minimum of 30 days, grilled to perfection, packed with flavour and served with chunky triple-cooked chips, crispy flat mushrooms, juicy grilled tomatoes and peppercorn sauce. 

You can’t beat our Sunday lunches here at The Watermill Beefeater. With our Sunday roasts you can choose from our specialty roast sirloin of beef, rump of lamb, half-roast chicken or butternut squash and ale pie, served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy. You also get unlimited roast potatoes and other delicious extras. 

It’s got to be our Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at The Watermill Beefeater – featuring a diverse selection of options that truly showcases the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, tea and coffee, toast and more. 

We’re totally family friendly and we can make your next meal out hassle-free. Our kids’ menu is full of dishes your children will love and our team are great with kids. Best of all, up to two kids can eat breakfast for free when an adult orders a Premier Inn Breakfast!  

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at The Watermill Beefeater. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 01268 522 227 to find out more about Beefeater group bookings in Basildon. If you’re booking for a group larger than 16, just give us a call or select ‘other’ as the number of guests you want to book for on our booking page to let us know.  

If we have space, we’ll always try and find a table for you. But we recommend booking ahead, especially at the weekend when we’re at our busiest.  

Outdoor dining might not be available at this location, but we’re sure you’ll find the perfect outdoor spot at another one of our restaurants offering al fresco options. Find a location from our full list of Beefeater restaurants with outdoor seating.  

Explore our Beefeater allergy and dietary information to find out everything about our menus before your visit.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes our food so delicious and where it comes from, go behind-the-scenes to learn all about our chefs and carefully selected producers. We’re passionate about our food at Beefeater, which is why we ensure only the best ingredients and care go into each and every recipe.  

Most of our Beefeater restaurants are accessible. As layouts and facilities can vary between restaurants, please contact our site directly if you have any specific questions about visiting this location – we’ll be happy to help.

Yes, we offer convenient parking facilities for our customers at The Watermill Beefeater. Subject to location, pricing and parking durations may vary – so please check with us before arrival.

Wi-Fi is easy to access at most of our Beefeater restaurants. Connection speeds can vary, dependent on your chosen location.   

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