The Tilbury

The Tilbury, 1 Watton Road, Datchworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG36TB
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Tuesday-Thursday
Lunch 12pm-2.30pm Dinner 6pm-9pm

Friday - Saturday
Lunch 12pm-2.30pm Dinner 6pm-9.30pm

Sunday
Lunch 12pm-4pm Dinner Closed

Monday
Closed

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

About The Tilbury

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 Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Always consistently beautiful food here. Excellent service from the moment we entered the restaurant. Staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. They made my husband's birthday meal a very special evening. Nothing is ever too much trouble. We highly recommend The Tilbury to our friends and family.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Thank you to Tom and your kitchen team for our wonderful golden wedding party. The food was truly memorable, of superb quality and creativity and the flavours linger still in our memory. Thanks too to Ashima and front of house. Your thoughtfulness and efficiency helped a happy day go with a swing.

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Overall a very enjoyable evening & delicious food. Only niggles are mains are on the expensive side and having to pay extra for veg (we ordered from the non-pub mains). Would be good if a choice of veg was included as part of the meal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wonderful meal!

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Innovative food, the best in the area

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Amazing food, service and everything! Staff are great. Totally recommend this lovely place.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Very pleasant lunch ( as usual ) two points you may or may not wish to pick up on. 1) Roast Potatoes were not a true roast spud ! 2) House chardonnay was rather expensive by the Glass . Good rare Beef as requested to the excellent young ladies waiting on our table. Regards.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Fantastic, ambience, service and above all food.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Fantastic meal as always and great service!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great evening first class food and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Unpretentious but chic dining room. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food delicious and well presented.

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Service was excellent. The food was awesome. We both enjoyed our choices and the plum dessert was so delicious. Is there a "The Tilbury Recipe Book" for sale? Overall it was a lovely evening and we will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

Refreshingly innovative menu, fantastic professional staff and a super atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

They ran out of my 1st choice of wine but the waitress suggested another and it was delicious. The Tannat, from Argentina. The food, on the other hand, was a a bit of a let down. Confusion over them running out of pork so 3 of the 4 ordered beef, then they ran out of beef but there was some pork available again. When the pork arrived it wasn't very nice, nor was it very warm. I had the fried chicken which was very nice though.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Fantastic Sunday Lunch!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

As ever a fabulous dining experience. I particularly love the chocolate and peppercorn hummus starter and my children love the cod scampi!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Excellent service only prob was clearing up after dessert or offering drinks but otherwise amazing thank you xxx

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

As always the set menu was delicious and excellent value.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Excellent as always 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

The service between courses was a bit long, but it was worth the wait. Outstanding and imaginative menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

Fabulous sunday lunch enjoyed by our family again. Food delicious, Although my husband would have liked another slice of beef. Will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Food was ok but very pricey for what we got. Probably trying too hard to posh the food up compared to the pub itself.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Excellent service from very friendly and well informed staff. The food was really tasty and well presented. Thanks for a very pleasant evening

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Very easy to book. Good service and one of the best roasts I've had! We will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Great pub with a fresh, changing menu and generous portion sizes. We enjoyed our Sunday roast very much.

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