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 Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Always a pleasure to come to The Tilbury, 2 or 3 times a year for the last thousand years, and the new menu was absolutely stunning.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

My choice for Sunday lunch every time! A

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Lovely food, starter was a small portion but having ordered the roast I am glad it was quite small. Just if you were looking at value for money that is what has held me back from giving 5 stars. My partner and Mum had treacle sponge and their puddings were also quite small whereas my sundae was delicious and quite a big portion. Delicious roast!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

We really enjoyed the evening and the food however one of my party is a chicken and fish only person and not that adventurous. He struggled a bit with a main course, in fact there was only really one dish that he could go for which was the fish and chips. A little more choice would have helped.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Excellent as usual. Always a treat, and made to feel special.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Our first visit to The Tilbury was excellent, food was absolutely delicious, would definitely recommend a visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 January 2020

Fantastic

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Our 2nd Year celebrating Christmas. An amazing Dinner served by a great team. I'll be looking to book for 2020 as soon as I can. Highly Recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

We took our family including 3 very small children to the Tilbury just before Christmas. It's the first time we've ventured out with the babies and I was a little concerned as to how the it would work but from the very moment we arrived the wonderful Tilbury team made us feel at home, nothing was too much trouble and this coupled with the superb food and lovely wines made for a really perfect family lunch. We will definitely be visiting the Tilbury again soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Friendly service on arrival and beautiful food! Couldn’t recommend more

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Fantastic Sunday lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Having to eat in a restaurant with a children’s cartoon playing from an iPad on the table next door isn’t what I’d expect from a restaurant of this alleged quality. Staff walked past several times and just ignored it so I can only assume that it is deemed acceptable by the management.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Reservation was fine. Service is always impeccable with friendly attentive staff. Food is "more expensive" than a pub but that is not why you would go to the Tilbury - the December menu proving very enjoyable. I will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

We were very impressed with the whole dining experience and the food was outstanding

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Great family get together fantastic food delicious coronation turkey and prawn cocktail sliders were superb. Service was great thoroughly enjoyed by all 15 of us thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Christmas dinner was just fab and the turkey was the most tender and succulent I have ever had. I want to know how to cook it like you do 👍

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

We had a leisurely and delicious lunch with you on Boxing Day. Thanks to all your staff on duty that day. All our very best wishes for 2020 from Jean (across the road!) PS My added bonus 'able to enjoy and drink not having to drive home'!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

A delicious Christmas lunch. One of the best we’ve had. We will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Most enjoyable Christmas meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Amazing food, LOVED the pigs platter!

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Lovely service, great and interesting food. Love coming back here.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Lovely sunday dinner with great service. Everyone really enjoyed their meal and will definitely go back.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Lovely cosy atmosphere to enjoy a Sunday roast

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

More variety on the menu would be great, feels a bit limited.

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