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The Tilbury

$$ - $$$British, ,
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
+44 1438 815550
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cottage pie” (10 reviews)
“pork” (24 reviews)
“parfait” (7 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
British, Contemporary, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
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1 - 10 of 484 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I checked their website before visiting and was not disappointed by what I found. The menu for a Sunday lunchtime offered something for everyone but not too much choice which is a sign that the food will be fresh and properly cooked. We were looked...More

Thank dominicmoss
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Dominic, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We're pleased to hear that we had dishes suiting to the tastes of your party members and that you were well looked after by our team. Indeed everything on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here again and again and I’ve never been disappointed. Exclent service, delicious and interesting food, served by people who are clearly engaged and passionate about what they do, all set in a cosy space. Bloody lovely!

Thank FrequentFlier544867
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, it's very much appreciated!. It's lovely to hear that what we do is appreciated and that we manage to keep guests like yourself coming back to us! We'll see you again soon no doubt. Kind regards, Ashima

Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned once again for our fifth (or is it sixth?) time, this time to celebrate my father's birthday. The food was excellent, as ever - a mixture of excellent new options and flavours in the starters, great special for main and hearty pub classics -...More

Thank Jordan D
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jordan, It was lovely to welcome you and your wife back again to celebrate your father's birthday with us. Glad to hear you all enjoyed your dishes, including the special on that day. It's always nice to see friendly faces again who love what...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Tilbury with friends for the first time last weekend and we were all extremely impressed with the service, excellent food and the attention to detail. The staff were amazing with one waitress being to give us full information on all the cheeses...More

Thank Reevesies
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a lovely review! We're overjoyed to hear that we made a great first impression to your and your friends. We take pride in ensuring that our team members are well informed with what's on offer throughout our menus. The ever-changing cheese menu is indeed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent evening! Very friendly and attentive service, nothing is too much trouble. Menu was varied, well priced and I we were very happy with our choices for stater and main. I went for seared beef followed by pork cutlet with a delicious whelk and...More

Thank Stephen H
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Stephen, We're pleased to hear that you had a nice evening with us and that you enjoyed your starters & mains. Sorry to hear you were underwhelmed with our apple crumble. Our desserts are a modern take on the classics, using the traditional flavour...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A genuine gastropub in this small village which I've been to about four times over the past year. Food is of very high quality and it offers some reasonable veggie options (deep fried halloumi in batter and peas being amongst the best) and a very...More

Thank ICE-Zugfahrer
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to give us some feedback. We hand pick songs for our own playlist, songs of which we feel fit the atmosphere of our restaurant. We're always happy to turn down the music when asked, but it appears that on this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast lunch apart from three of us who ordered the pork... we expected carved pork with stuffing in the middle but what we got was a mixture of chorizo and possibly bacon/sausage all pressed together with stuffing in the middle... seriously??!! Had they...More

1  Thank Lucy S
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lucy, I'm saddened to hear that yourself and others in the party didn't like our roast pork. We've had on the same dish for the past 5 years since opening, with a very simple recipe of pork loin, with a sausage, onion & sage...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were told this restaurant was amazing by a few people but we’re very disappointed tonight. Arrived and sat at a table next to a radiator and about 8-10 flies all buzzing around the back door and us all the time. Asked to move table...More

3  Thank misskt1
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kate, I'm most disappointed to hear that you didn't have a great experience with us. Unfortunately there was nothing we could do about the flies at this time of the year. I'm glad however that we were able to move you to a table...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I would never usually pick a vegetarian option but it sounded so interesting so I got the ‘Aubergine Parmi, Truffle Mac’n’Cheese with Pardon Peppers and tomato sauce’. I left my plate spotless, it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while!! I...More

Thank Rachel P
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rachel, thanks for your nice review! Glad to hear that our vegetarian aubergine dish was a hit with you! it has proven to be a very popular choice on our menu so far! Hopefully you'll be able to make it back to us sometime soon....More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Ate here with a friend and we both chose to eat from the set lunch menu at £20 for 3 courses. The menu offered three choices in each course. We chose the confit trout and mozzarella and tomato salad to start. Each was delightful and...More

Thank Ohnonotbarbie
BainandBridges, Restaurant Manager at The Tilbury, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. We're thrilled to hear that you both enjoyed our set menu choices. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon! Kind regards, Ashima

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I3108ZVchristine
6 October 2017|
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Response from BainandBridges | Property representative |
Hi! That's absolutely fine, there is no formal dress code here at the Tilbury.
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Mags321Lincs
1 August 2017|
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Response from BainandBridges | Property representative |
Good afternoon. We have no dress code so no problem at all
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rodasharp
3 September 2015|
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Response from Northies3 | Reviewed this property |
If you ring in advance and them know Chaz (the chef) can make sure he can adapt some if the dishes. The staff will know who you are as a result and are very good at pointing you in the right direction with the menu choices... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 39
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watton Road, Datchworth SG3 6TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Datchworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1438 815550
  • E-mail
Description
The Tilbury is owned & run by brothers Tom & James Bainbridge. The beautiful building sits in the heart of Datchworth, a picturesque village in the Hertfordshire countryside. With several areas to dine in The Tilbury can offer private dining for various occasions, with a cosy snug with fireplace for colder months & a beautiful terrace & garden for the summer. The brothers aim to deliver British cuisine, focusing on classic dishes with a modern twist. With new creations weekly the menu can offer light lunches as well as a full A La Carte Menu & those relaxed Sunday lunches with the family. You can also expect an impressive & exciting wine list & premium spirits to get your evening started. You'll find something for all tastes on the menu and little ones aren't forgotten as a child's menu is available along with smaller portions of the 'big menu' available too.
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