The Tilbury

The Tilbury, 1 Watton Road, Datchworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG36TB
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Opening Information

Monday - Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 6pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday - 12pm - 2.30pm / 6pm-9.30pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Tilbury

We have made changes to make sure our guests are safe. Visit our website to see more information about our COVID-19 measures

Owned & run by brothers James and Tom Bainbridge, The Tilbury offers an exciting British a la carte menu, an extensive wine list & great service.

The A La Carte menu focuses on refined British cuisine and great flavour combinations while the pub menu offers classics like fish & chips. The comfortable pub can offer premium spirits, quality wines, interesting soft drink choices & a wide range of gins.

Great service is led by Ashima who has 3 Michelin star experience – so you are sure to feel welcome. The kitchen is run by Tom, an accomplished self taught cook who has a passion for quality ingredients & experimenting with flavours.
The large terrace and garden is perfect for those relaxed sunny days and with several areas to dine in, The Tilbury can offer private dining for special occasions & celebrations.

The Tilbury has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes since 2015 and has an AA accredited wine list.

Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub, Romantic, Set Menu, Tasting Menu, Vegetarian Friendly
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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

The food was superb and service was excellent. The systems in place for social distancing were also fantastic.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Great food and service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Lovely meal and good service..

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

We did have rather a long wait between our starter and main, but that really didn't bother us too much. Food, as always was fantastic. It was lovely to be back eating in the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Had the best Sunday lunch For a long tine at the tilbury the wife had the fish which was the best cooked fish she’s had for ages and she is fussy about how fish is cooked and for me I had the roast beef which was outstanding in every way. Couldn’t of asked for a better meal and so glad there open again as I will be revisiting very soon. Thank you so much for a lovely Sunday afternoon

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Visited On Saturday, 01 August 2020

A nice meal, it was good to be back

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

A wonderful selection of dishes with the usual delightful twist

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Relaxed and friendly. Generous portions and real value for money!

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

First night out with the wife and Tilbury didn’t disappoint, staff, service and food top notch as always. Thank you for an enjoying night.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 July 2020

Staff did not wear masks or face shields. Menu a little unimaginative or should I say did not appeal to us especially but the take away menu looked good.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Very efficient service. Fantastic food. The whole experience was first class.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 July 2020

We felt well looked after in a safe environment, and food and drink were excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Brilliant food and exceptional service. We love it at The Tilbury, one of our favourite local restaurants.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Our first lunch out since lock down and it lived up to our expectations. Staff were very welcoming and helpful, we had two vegans with us and they said it was the best meal they’ve had. Will definitely book again, we wish you the best for a difficult future.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Incredible experiences always had a The Tilbury- cannot recommend highly enough. The food, the drink, the staff and service is outstanding. Great atmosphere, professional but still friendly and warm-welcoming. Amazing team lead by restaurant manager Ashima- can't praise them highly enough!!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Superb food served carefully - I'm usually disappointed by a pub's offer of Sunday lunch but not this time.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Amazing as usual!

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Also great food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Our experience at the Tilbury has always been excellent from the sublime food to the swift service.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

Had a really great time. It was so good being back in a restaurant again. Food and service was faultless. Can't wait to go back!

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

We had an early table, just as the restaurant had reopened for dinner, and we arrived fairly wet from being caught in the rain on an afternoon ramble. No bother. We were welcomed like any other, made comfortable and we enjoyed a phenomenal 3 course meal with wine. By the time we left, the place was busy and bustle with happy diners and attentive staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

Fantastic as ever

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Visited On Friday, 24 July 2020

Fantastic as usual felt very safe and cared for

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Visited On Thursday, 23 July 2020

Lovely food, good service and well organised for current restrictions

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. Feels odd with fewer guests but still nicely intimate. Thank you 😊

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