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 - 4pm

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, 18 December 2020

The atmosphere at The Tilbury is usually excellent but at time of visit the area was to go into tier 3 the next day and The Tilbury would have to close once more. This definitely affected everyone's mood, diners and staff alike. We look forward to being able to return when they can re-open in 2021.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Amazing service from our waitresses. As always they were efficient friendly and always go the extra mile. Can’t wait until you can open again , in the meantime We look forward to your fabulous take away service. Thank you for for everything you have done to feed us over the last 9 months.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

We had a lovely meal, with great service and no worries over feeling unsafe.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Great restaurant, service was fantastic and very friendly. Food came out in good time and didnt feel rushed or bothered during our meal. Food was great, will be back again for sure

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Very tasty meal. Can not fault it at all. The only draw back was they have not got a clue how to make a vodka martini and what glass it should be served in lol.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

A great evening despite the COVID restrictions - looking forward to coming back when we are out of T3!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Very nice dinner and excellent friendly service. Second visit this week and same quality food and service on both occasions

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Delicious food in a lovely pub. The cod was particularly fantastic and service was excellent. Can’t wait until we can come back.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

The staff were really really helpful and friendly. We had the cheese panettone, soup, venison and anchovy toast starters which were seriously delicious. The mains were great and certainly of the fantastic quality that we would expect from the Tilbury, but in my opinion didn’t quite seem to fit with the modern British style of the starters and desserts. Overall though, another lovely experience at one of our favourite restaurants - I really hope that you don’t suffer too much in these horrendously difficult times for the hospitality industry, and we were very pleased to be able to support you in a small way.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

We were seated in a small room with 3 tables. We enjoyed our evening apart from a rather loud group of men who arrived shortly after us. They were oblivious that other diners may not want to hear their conversation. If we had been n a larger room with more people we probably wouldn’t have noticed them. It’s not the staff fault but maybe in future try not to sit a group of noisy men with couples who were looking forward to a more pleasant dining experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

Thank you, we had a lovely meal on Thursday. All covid safe and most important deliciois food and good service. Can't wait until we can visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Great first visit to The Tilbury, food was delightful, beautifully presented, creative combinations and delicious. Very covid safe environment. Will be back!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

12.5% service charge is very steep

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

thanks for a fabulous evening!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

What can we say, as always food and service were superb. By far our favorite restaurant. If you haven't been before try it.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

Had a lovely Sunday lunch. Excellent food and very warm/friendly service

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Food was fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Excellent service and food received when we visited on Friday 11 December

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Excellent meal. All good was first class. Service was attentive and friendly. Good value for the quality. Will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, service and atmosphere and will be booking again as soon as we can!!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Amazing amazing amazing. Just can’t fault a night at the Tilbury. Ashima (sorry if I spelt wrong!) is such an amazing host & is so knowledgeable on the food and wine. I had an amazing festive roast and my boyfriend loved his fish n chips. Thank you all - can’t wait to return soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

We really enjoyed the dinner, service was amazing and food really delicious.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

First time dining at The Tilbury and can honestly say that it was one of the nicest meals that me and my partner have eaten. The service was fantastic with all staff friendly and helpful. The new festive menu had lots of nice sounding meals and we will definitely be booking again soon to try more of the menu before the end of the year.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Really delicious food and drink and really friendly service. It’s hard to create a good atmosphere under current conditions but the staff made a huge effort. We’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Lovely food in a lovely setting. Very spaced out tables. Very clean environment

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