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, 16 April 2021

Nice to eat out again. Food & Service was great - thanks

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Wonderful attentive staff, delicious food and very accommodating with vegan options.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Outstanding all round. Loved coming back, have booked again!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Food was fantastic! We enjoyed it very much!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Wonderful food and wonderful service!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

This place / staff / food / wine is simply F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

What’ an incredible reintroduction to polite society. Incredible Sunday roast as ever and a lovely spring atmosphere with friendly service to put us all at ease. Thank you James

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Delicious food and made my mums birthday a special day. We will be returning I'm sure

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

Great food and service as always . The teepee was good addition

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

The staff were amazing - nothing was too much trouble and really looked after my 85 year old parents in law. They even overheard us mention it was a birthday, suprised us with free brownie and ice cream with a birthday candle! Absoltuetly lovely food with friendly fast service. Definately going again!

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Visited On Sunday, 18 April 2021

So great to be able to dine at The Tilbury again. Had a superb Sunday lunch with the family. Food, drink and service very much as I remembered - all excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Wonderful food . We loved all of our courses but especially the chocolate gluten free brownie ! It was to die for ! Looking forward to returning and eating indoors

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Great Teepee Marvelous food

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

We had a lovely meal on Saturday evening. Good choice or vegetarian and fish options, and delicious desserts too. Great service, so lovely to be back at one of our favourite restaurants again.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We would recommend the Tilbury and will be returning again. The staff were so welcoming and we felt very ooked after. The food was delicious, probably the best fish and chips I have ever had.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

We are so happy to be back at The Tilbury. What a beautiful outdoor setting you have created and stunning food as always! Absolutely delicious! We have already booked our next visit and can’t wait.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Superb as ever. Very glad you're back

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

A wonderful lunch - long overdue but well worth the wait - so good to have the Tilbury back 🎉🥂

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Fabulous first meal out this year. Really well set up with heated outside tables, fairy lights adding sparkle ✨ Great care being taken to look after everyone. Highly recommend for a covid safe meal in a lovely garden setting. Well done Jamie & Tom and team 👏 looking forward to returning very soon 😁🥂🍔

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

We had a lovely time at The Tilbury as always. Food is delicious and staff are very friendly and efficient. My only advise is if you are eating in The Tipi in the evening, bring a blanket as it is very open as it has to be at this time. The Tipi looks great with all the fairy lights.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Great service delicious food loved the tipi

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Incredible food, service and atmosphere. Covid safe regulations in place and we’re even able to arrange us a table at last minute notice for a birthday meal! Very satisfied and will be returning and recommending! Thanks, Zoë

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Hey Jamie/Tom, Thanks so much for your efforts and hospitality on Friday, we really enjoyed the food and particularly enjoyed your waiters knowledge and candour, which we find a pretty rare occurrence in these parts. Top notch! Andy

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

The a carte meanie that we chose from looked interesting The execution was poor. My wife’s Trout was at the best scampy almost nothing. My starter was nice - snails and Bacon. However, the main course was totally unacceptable. The description was interesting but the execution was so poor. Hardly any PORK BELLY and the rest was descriptive rubbish. The atmosphere was good as was the service and wine but at £90 for two the main courses in particular were extremely poor. I did pay the optional service charge because the service wells fine but I regret that because the food was not appropriate nor good.

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Lovely afternoon, dining al fresco because of Covid restrictions. Food (fish and chips for mains, white chocolate and pistachio cream choux buns for puds) excellent and service very friendly and efficient. Outdoor facilities excellent, with lots of undercover seating.

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