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The Tilbury

££ - £££British, ,
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
+44 1438 815550
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cottage pie” (10 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
“parfait” (7 reviews)
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British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast lunch apart from three of us who ordered the pork... we expected carved pork with stuffing in the middle but what we got was a mixture of chorizo and possibly bacon/sausage all pressed together with stuffing in the middle... seriously??!! Had they...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told this restaurant was amazing by a few people but we’re very disappointed tonight. Arrived and sat at a table next to a radiator and about 8-10 flies all buzzing around the back door and us all the time. Asked to move table...More

1  Thank misskt1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would never usually pick a vegetarian option but it sounded so interesting so I got the ‘Aubergine Parmi, Truffle Mac’n’Cheese with Pardon Peppers and tomato sauce’. I left my plate spotless, it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while!! I...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here with a friend and we both chose to eat from the set lunch menu at £20 for 3 courses. The menu offered three choices in each course. We chose the confit trout and mozzarella and tomato salad to start. Each was delightful and...More

Thank Ohnonotbarbie
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor while looking for a place to have lunch. It has lots of good reviews, so we decided to give it a go. We were not disappointed. The starters were amazing and the Sunday roasts were fantastic. Friendly staff...More

Thank andy8781
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Andy. Glad that we made a great first impression on your Sunday lunch with us! Hopefully you'll be back again to try our weekday menu, or even our tasting menu that we run every evening! Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 8 August 2018

We are fortunate enough to visit the Tilbury on a regular basis and we are never disappointed. There are a lot a places where the Chef is trying too hard to end up with something that does not really work. Here, if it sounds good,...More

1  Thank Christophe N
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure looking after yourself & Helen. We really appreciate your continued support and always have fun recommending new dishes to you both on your visits. Hopefully you'll both be able to join us for our Alternative Europe wine dinner on the 6th!...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We had not visited for a while but again enjoyed an excellent meal with first class service. Starters are particularly interesting so, for a second time, we had all of them as an improvised taster menu instead of main courses. I think the main dining...More

Thank richard b
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your kind review Richard! We all work really hard to ensure our guests thoroughly enjoy themselves, so I know my team will be thrilled to hear your lovely comments! Our menu is constantly changing so you'll have to visit us again soon....More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here for the first time for our anniversary last week and couldn’t have asked for more. Great food reasonably priced and a good wine selection to go with it. The pork loin was excellent, as was the starter special of cauliflower fondue. They...More

Thank mikeshakespeare
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Mike for your lovely words. We're happy to hear that we made your anniversary with us special. The fondue special on that night was definitely a popular choice! We run exciting new specials every weekend, so with you living nearby, I'm sure there will...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food and service. With the Staff going that extra mile.Thank you for making my day so special .

Thank p0rky69
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thrilled to hear you had a great time with us celebrating your birthday. Always nice to hear that our efforts make a difference! Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Had great lunch here every time I visited. The menu keeps changing so you are never bored and the presentation and the taste is always of the highest quality

Thank Harry P
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks Harry for leaving us a lovely review! Our menu will once again be evolving now that we're in August, so I'm sure there will be lots of new dishes for you to try when you come back. Kind regards, Ashima

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6 October 2017|
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Response from BainandBridges | Property representative |
Hi! That's absolutely fine, there is no formal dress code here at the Tilbury.
31 July 2017|
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Response from BainandBridges | Property representative |
Good afternoon. We have no dress code so no problem at all
2 September 2015|
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Response from Northies3 | Reviewed this property |
If you ring in advance and them know Chaz (the chef) can make sure he can adapt some if the dishes. The staff will know who you are as a result and are very good at pointing you in the right direction with the menu choices... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Datchworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 815550
  • E-mail
The Tilbury is owned & run by brothers Tom & James Bainbridge. The beautiful building sits in the heart of Datchworth, a picturesque village in the Hertfordshire countryside. With several areas to dine in The Tilbury can offer private dining for various occasions, with a cosy snug with fireplace for colder months & a beautiful terrace & garden for the summer. The brothers aim to deliver British cuisine, focusing on classic dishes with a modern twist. With new creations weekly the menu can offer light lunches as well as a full A La Carte Menu & those relaxed Sunday lunches with the family. You can also expect an impressive & exciting wine list & premium spirits to get your evening started. You'll find something for all tastes on the menu and little ones aren't forgotten as a child's menu is available along with smaller portions of the 'big menu' available too.
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