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
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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, 23 February 2020

This is our 3rd visit in the last 4 months ,and, although the food is very flavoursome (and the service is excellent) , each time the "choice" seems to diminish. And no crackling with the Roast Pork ? I know the online menu is a "sample" , but the options are tempting, yet the the actual choice, only 2 days after the online menu was updated , is more limiting.(what happened to the Pear Sundae ?, and the Ham pie ? ) So we're off to the Salisbury Arms in Hertford soon -to see how they compare !

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch and it stands out as being one of the best. The vegan aubergine and lentil mince dish was superb. The other members of the family had roast Beef, Pork and Chicken - all excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Lovely food and service. best pub in Hertfordshire!

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Lovely place, people and food, all round great evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Both the food and staff are amazing here - we thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Tilbury

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Had a great meal as always . Although I was gutted not to have steak on the menu the special main had a little surprise in there and thoroughly made up for it ! Thanks again Paul and Sara

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

We were recommended by a friend who is a regular and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely meal, the staff were all very efficient and friendly and we will definitely come again even though we don’t live near.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

The loveliest evening out with a friend. Everything from food to service was faultless. I can’t stop telling everyone how great the tuna steak and tuna bolognese was - a must try for both meat and fish lovers alike. The best meal out in a long time!

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Lovely and original dishes for a special meal out.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Love this place and Tom’s inventive menu continues to surprise. Best starter I’ve had in a while - Deep fried egg with anchovies, crudités and aioli. Can’t imagine why this works on paper but it’s truly delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Staff brilliant as is the food and drink. Personally prefer certain areas of the pub to others.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Everything perfect as always

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Love the Tilbury. I can’t fault the food or service. My wife and I will be returning ASAP.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Well presented and tasty choice from menu.Lovely staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Very good

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

This pub always surprises us with an inventive menu that is full if different dishes and always tastes amazing

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Excellent lunch for two to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

This was my 1st visit and definitely won't be my last. The food was amazing well presented and cooked to perfection. The two ladies that served us were friendly and nothing seemed to much trouble 5 ⭐

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Visited On Thursday, 13 February 2020

We really enjoyed coming back to The Tilbury. Great food and service every time!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Delicious food and great service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

As ever, great food great service and good value. Our restaurant of choice for birthdays etc but also if we just feel like going out for a good burger. Like to take visitors there too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 February 2020

had an enjoyable lunch again and enjoy visiting this establishment, my only point is that it was quite chilly in the restaurant which was a shame. will visit again soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Hi, Absolutely fabulous restaurant with great food, great service and seriously good value for money. My only comment would be that the fish and pork course on the tasting menu were too big. So much so that after the 4th course (which was the amazing pork!), you're not wanting to eat the remaining two courses. My favourite course was the absolutely stunning cod with white bourguignon sauce.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

Very lovely evening

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