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The Tilbury

Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
+44 1438 815550
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“breaded pork” (4 reviews)
“cottage pie” (9 reviews)
“parfait” (7 reviews)
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British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply - Food and service were excellent as always. 4th time here - I have never been disappointed. Well done guys.

Thank Marcin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a little gem! First class food, wines and service. Relaxed and unhurried ambiance. Can thoroughly recommend, and will be returning.

Thank 1dormy
BainandBridges, General Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful evening. We look forward to your return visit! Kind regards, Iain General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit after having several great meals at their sister pub the white hart in old Welwyn. We would highly recommend visiting - The menu is seasonal, diverse and super tasty. The pub itself is spacious and the interior design is impeccable....More

Thank Simon D
BainandBridges, General Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

What an outstanding review! Thank you for your kinds words - I've passed these on to the team & they are very much appreciated! We look forward to having you visit us again soon! Kind regards, Iain General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely pub / restaurant with an interesting menu. I have to admit by being more taken with the specials and the gin selection, than anything else. But great atmosphere, great service (despite the table next to us complaining of a 15 min wait to...More

Thank Chris E
BainandBridges, General Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for writing us a lovely review - we constantly strive to improve our menus & drink selection to ensure our guests have an excuse to come & visit us. Using the very best local produce allows us to keep changing our menus in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely 1st class Was recommended by a friend a while ago and we finally went on Saturday night with a couple of friends, the food was amazing every dish we ordered was fantastic, the service was brilliant and the management even come and speak to...More

Thank Sykes62
BainandBridges, General Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A pleasure to hear we are still welcoming new guests! Thank you for your kind words, & we hope to welcome you again very soon! Kind regards, Iain General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking in the Good Beer Guide for somewhere on a nice drive out from home, found somewhere in Watton, checked it out on Trip, and found and booked the Tilbury using said ubiquitous site. Pleased too, that we went laterally because the Tilbury is...More

Thank marksw3960
BainandBridges, Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you discovered us, & thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal! I have passed your comments on to our chef & team - be sure to come again & try our great value daily set menu or our new tasting menu for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited The Tilbury for lunch after being recommended. And having Previously visited their sister pub the White hart at Old Welwyn which was impressive. The Tilbury is Situated in the beautiful village of Datchworth. The restaurant was welcoming and had very pleasant surroundings Providing comfortable...More

Thank tobyHertfordshire
BainandBridges, Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a delightful review - we appreciate your kind comments & hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, The Tilbury Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parents-in-law visited from out of town to celebrate a birthday so we opted for Sunday lunch The Tilbury. Booked online which was trouble free. Friendly welcome upon arrival by manager (Ian). As it was a glorious day we enjoyed a pre-lunch drink in the spacious...More

Thank PrivateUserWelwyn
BainandBridges, Owner at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for your very kind review and its really appreciated you picked out the people that looked after you to give them recognition. Its these small things that really help to make the team feel special. We hope to see you again soon Kindest Regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a place - situated in a pretty village. The atmosphere is upmarket pub and the environment is welcoming and friendly. Staff, in particular our waitress, Ashima, are knowledgeable, friendly and attentive and food is top class. We eat a lot...More

Thank tkny44
BainandBridges, Owner at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great to read your review and thank you for it. There is nothing more rewarding for the team than to hear that their efforts and what we all aim to achieve is appreciated. Ashima is great and we'll make sure she see's this review. see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here a few weeks ago with a friend for Saturday lunch, and we had a fantastic meal. They have a very good menu - with a section for classic pub favourites and another section for more fine dining options. We had the pork...More

Thank Charlotte F
BainandBridges, Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you lovely review. The pork & crayfish dose sound odd, but its so good and glad you thought so to. We are lucky to have such a great team who genuinely enjoy looking after our guests. We'll make sure Ashima and the...More

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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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