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The Orange Tree

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European, British, Gastropub, Pub
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166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
01279722485
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Description: Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local...
Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. Please feel free to ask where the produce is from as we take provenance very seriously. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs and cook every dish from basic ingredients on the premises.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order and plated with pride.The place is family-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. You are welcome to enjoy our large gardens and patio areas. Dogs welcome in the garden but must be on leads. Children welcome before 7:30pm. We hope you visit soon.
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  • 187
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Michelle

Lovely surroundings and the food was delicious. Will definitely go again. Was a little disappointed that we missed the specials board and was not told about it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michelle W
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely surroundings and the food was delicious. Will definitely go again. Was a little disappointed that we missed the specials board and was not told about it.

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Thank Michelle W
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this lovely restaurant yesterday. Food was great and staff very attentive. Just wished I had the lamb as it looked fab, but the beef was also very nice. We shall just have to pop back another Sunday so I can try it. Also lovely and clean and we was seated on the long back table ideal as we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Julie M
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Orange Tree. We're delighted to enjoyed your visit and look forward to serving up the Roast Lamb next time! Best regards, Tom. More 

UK
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the Orange Tree many times. It is always lovely....staff and food. Nothing too much trouble. Not cheap...but you have to pay for quality. Just go and try!

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Thank jannetteUk
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi there JannetteUK and thank you for your wonderful comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Tom. More 

London
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at The Orange Tree quite a few times over the last couple of years & loved it. The menu is always changing & has something to appeal to everyone. However we visited a couple of weeks before Christmas for a family meal on a Wednesday evening, (which was very quiet) & this time it really wasn't up... More 

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Thank pinkskiddly
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Pinkskiddly. Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that your last visit was not up to the standard of previous visits. It's hard to pinpoint where it went wrong with the same staff, same suppliers, same methods but I've shared your comments with the Chefs in case we had an off night. The pearl barley risotto is made using... More 

Essex UK
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place by chance and decided to pop in for a quick lunch. The bar area was bright and airy and the atmosphere very welcoming. The choice of dishes was extensive and it was difficult to choose as so may sounded interesting and delicious. In the end, we both decided on the lunchtime special of the day -... More 

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Thank arnecolon
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi arnecolon and thank you for kind comments. I'm glad the food and beer was to your liking and hope we see you again very soon! Best regards Tom. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a number of times now, very nice and cosy little pub that does some lovely food. The baked Camembert is delicious and they do a number of good dishes. The specials really are special, the ribs I had off the specials board once were THE best ribs I've ever tasted and I've tasted a lot of ribs!... More 

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Thank SS112233
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I work quite close to this establishment and eat there fairly often on a Wednesday night. The owners are warm and welcoming and the food is amazing. I can recommend the Mutton and the chocolate souffle. They are to die for. Well done the Orange Tree Sawbridgeworth you are amazing.

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1 Thank Lisa H
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It's a nice little clean restaurant with owners that are obviously passionate (see other reviews on here), and absent on our visit. That didn't make a difference as the staff on duty were brilliant. Attentive and helpful and apologetic when some of the starters weren't available. Nevermind, but when they apologised when there was no pesto available for one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wedge_87
TheOrangeTreeCM21, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Wedge87. Thank for reviewing our little restaurant and you're right we are very passionate. So it pleases us that you enjoyed the service even if the food left you wanting. We make just about everything here on the premises - including pesto - however, the chefs tell me that no basil arrived that morning and they hadn't had time... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled across the restaurant whilst visiting family in the area. The food was well presented hot and superb. The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. A wide menu catering to all tastes and the wine list was varied and not expensive . We will return again. Well don

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Thank Carol C
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We booked the Orange Tree for our works Christmas night out. The atmosphere was perfect. The whole evening was lovely . We weren't rushed and the food was very nice. Would highly recommend and will definitely be booking again.

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Thank Karengee1502

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: 01279722485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: European, British, Gastropub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

Description

Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. Please feel free to ask where the produce is from as we take provenance very seriously. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs and cook every dish from basic ingredients on the premises.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order and plated with pride.The place is family-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. You are welcome to enjoy our large gardens and patio areas. Dogs welcome in the garden but must be on leads. Children welcome before 7:30pm. We hope you visit soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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