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The Tilbury

€€ - €€€British, ,
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
+44 1438 815550
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
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1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were taken for the second time by friends as this is a favourite haunt for them. Attention to service is first class and menu quite avant garde for sleepy Hertfordshire and a bit alternative for me (a fusspot), however, wonderful evening overall.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 641denise
Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped in for Saturday lunch of the off chance there was a free table. Simple food with attention to detail in all areas that elevates it above average. Will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alec M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Tilbury for our wedding anniversary, and felt that the staff really went out of their way to make it a special evening. The food was outstanding, every dish was delicious and I honestly can't fault a single thing! We'll be back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Faye F
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Faye, it was a pleasure having you both here for our tasting menu to celebrate your wedding anniversary. I'm glad that we were able to help out with making it a special evening for you both. Look forward to seeing you again! Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Tilbury to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food was very good as was the wine, whilst there was a good selection of gins. Service was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself is like a traditional pub, informal with a very...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Spencersq
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm pleased to hear that you had a nice time celebrating your wife's birthday with us. Our gin collection is continuously evolving and growing, so be sure to check out the new ones on your next visit and I'll guide you through them. We look...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for the first time this evening, my son had won a voucher in his school fete, for the set menu for 4. The atmosphere was pleasant, staff there when needed but not hanging over you. Friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing, tasty, cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wade2008
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a nice review of your recent visit. It's always nice when voucher winners get the chance to discover us for the first time, and happy to hear that you all want to return! Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at the Tilbury for a Sunday lunch. Standards of welcome, food and service were all outstanding. A lot of effort clearly goes into staff training. Additionally having left my overcoat in the cloakroom, Ashima could not have been more helpful in helping to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Keith R
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was a pleasure to have you and your family for Sunday lunch Keith. We do indeed put a lot of time and effort into guiding and nurturing our staff, because we believe a happy team equals happy guests! We couldn't have you without your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son took us on Sunday for his father's Birthday. The food was excellent, not a lover of hummus and would never have chosen (especially with white chocolate) but we had as a shared platter and I am now a convert, it was delicious. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank carolyn293
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carolyn, thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent family birthday celebration with us. Our White chocolate & peppercorn hummus is a signature dish by our head chef Tom, it intrigues & surprises nearly everyone! We take pride...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped over for Sunday lunch. The welcome was friendly, the service very good and although the menu was limited, the food was excellent.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gary p
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Gary for your nice words. Our Sunday lunch menu offer is kept short & sweet, but you should try us again during the week where we offer our A la carte menu with a few more options to choose from. Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

It is not cheap but the food is beautiful, the service is attentive and lovely, the decor is great. It is just a great pub with great food. We went for the tasting menu but the portions were not small at all. The tasting menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KatsK0rner
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're thrilled to hear that you all enjoyed our tasting menu. We're constantly evolving our tasting menu each month with new seasonal flavour combinations, so be sure to come back for another in the new year! Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

From the moment we walked in to when we left, aka 3 hours later, the service was exceptional. Olives/bread board nibbles, prawn cocktail, roast beef, pumpkin pie ..... simply delicious!! What a gem in the beautiful village of Datchworth in Hertfordshire. Will certainly be back...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Garyfashion
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks Gary! Lovely to hear you enjoyed your experience with us on Sunday. It was the first day of the Pumpkin pie, so thrilled to hear it was a hit! A few more Autumnal dishes have since come on the menu so you must come...More

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I3108ZVchristine
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.
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Mags321Lincs
31 July 2017|
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Response from BainandBridges | Property representative |
Good afternoon. We have no dress code so no problem at all
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rodasharp
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Cuisine
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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