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 Sunday, 10 November 2019

Amazing food and amazing service 😊

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

If we compare you to similar restaurants in the area you are too expensive and the food just isn’t up to the standard for the price being charged. We eat out at least once, sometimes twice a week. We go to numerous restaurants in the area and we’re always looking for something different. We had a nice evening but we all felt that the bill was far too much. £21.50 for a piece of plaice covered in gravy? Which is what it basically was. Fish should be accompanied with a light sauce, both in colour and texture. Not a thick brown gravy with sliced mushrooms. On top of that you charged extra for vegetables? They should be included. £3.50 for a very small pot of greens? Come on! I’m sorry but we won’t be recommending you to our friends or returning. Redcoats is much nicer and even The Chequers at Bradbury End is superior to The Tilbury. Their food is excellent and much more reasonably priced. That’s why we are eating there on Christmas Day. Your service was good overall, although we did have to wait a very long time for coffees and even then we had to keep trying to attract the waitresses attention. For a gastro pub you need to be much cheaper and have a lot more choice

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Food and service is excellent however in the 2 times we have visited it has been quite cold which makes relaxing difficult.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Second visit here and we’ll definitely be coming back!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

A great treat to find somewhere in Hertfordshire that takes its food seriously. Ordinarily I don't go for Sunday lunches in pubs, prefering to see what the chefs can do outside the straightjacket of roasties and gravy. Sunday was my wife's birthday so that decided the day. Great service and perfectly cooked food. My only gripe is about the amount of beef served, two wafer thin slices is verging on the mean, the veg was so good it didn't matter, but still . . . We will return but probably on a Saturday.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

We had Sunday lunch yesterday. Superb as always. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

The most amazing Sunday roast! Friendly staff too.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

As always, the food is delicious. Great service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. One of our favourite places. Tom is an excellent chef. His menus are so innovative too. Love it.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Fantastic & delicious. Thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Always delicious food, lovely atmosphere, never disappointed when we visit here.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Disappoint after a 50mimute wait that venison was tough and we had to wait again for another meal to be cooked Food we did eat on the second attempt was as normal excellent (didn’t have the venison the second time) Thought there may have been a goodwill gesture of a free coffee or drink while we had to wait, however there was none

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

The staff were so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was amazing with great prices considering the high quality of the food.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Yet another lovely evening at the Tilbury.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Food was excellent. Staff very friendly

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

best in town!

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

A friendly welcome is always on offer and the staff are super efficient. Never disappointed !

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Lovely Sunday lunch ... Perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Really lovely evening, great food and atmosphere. Service was fab

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Delicious, interesting and unique food in a really lovely setting. Tilbury never disappoints!

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

We had yet another lovely lunch with friends. We like the set menu because it is extremely good value, and it makes us try out different dishes that we might not necessarily have chosen from the a la carte menu. We have never been disappointed!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

currently the best food and service for some distance.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

We had the set menu. Starter of cod scampi delicious the main sausage and venison beans very rich. We tried as were intrigued but wouldn’t have again. Pan a cotta very disappointing very solid and covered in cream , unnecessary.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

The food and service was excellent. However I found the environment a little noisy.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Unfortunately, we were seated in the main dining room and it was very loud!!! Too loud with little kids etc, found myself shouting to be heard. However, I will book again but will request to be seated in the smaller dining area as I thought the food very delicious - the gravy was well seasoned. My dessert of frozen toffee crumble was heaven. I can't believe I ate everything. I will be returning to sample the A La Carte menu which isn't available on Sundays. Thank you for the lunch!

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Excellent evening of fine dining the tasting menu was superb

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