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The Orange Tree

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166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
01279722485
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs, butcher our meat and fillet our own fish, most of which is straight from the boat.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order.The place is famly-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. Hope you can visit soon.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Lovely Saturday lunch

Really good Saturday lunch with family. Lovely food. Friendly staff. Good beers Throughly recommend. Baby friendly too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Sam D
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Really good Saturday lunch with family. Lovely food. Friendly staff. Good beers Throughly recommend. Baby friendly too.

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Hertfordshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The Orange Tree is a great Restaurant Pub, it is not trying to be a Gastro Pub but offers good quality well thought out dishes, the pies are great and prices are reasonable. I have always found the staff attentive and knowledgable, if you visit get onto the nailing list as they gave different chefs visit and these nights get... More 

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Essex, England
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and we agree with them that the atmosphere and staff were both very good. However we found the menu not to be for lovers of plain food as it all seemed to be straight from a TV cookery show where even the chips were not 'chips' as we know them and... More 

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

Hi rattyslane and thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and very interested in your comments about the food. I can assure you the menu doesn't come from cookery shows as such although our chefs are encouraged to look everywhere for inspiration for our dishes including TV, books, magazines, top chefs, trade magazines, etc. and then create... More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

When phoning to make a Mother's Day booking I was greeted by a very rude and unfriendly woman. The food may be good but certainly not the warm welcoming helpful response I would have expected. Needless to say we won't be eating here for Mother's Day or any other time. Manners cost nothing. Very disappointing. :0(

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

Gemma, I heard the call myself and have no problem with the way it was handled. It was after closing time on Sunday evening and you were told there was very limited availability for Mothers Day but we could fit you in. You seemed to cool when asked for a deposit which we always do on special occasions. You said... More 

UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at The Orange Tree last Sunday. We were pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the food, staff and premises. We shared a wheel of Camembert to start with - this was accompanied by crusty bread and two relishes. Then I had Guinea Fowl cooked 3 ways and my husband had the roast beef.... More 

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

Hello JanetteUK. Thank you for your marvellous review which gave everyone here great satisfaction. I was particularly glad that you thought the visit was reasonably priced at £58 inc VAT including four glasses of wine plus your meals. We try to give value but maintaining very high standards. Glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you can come again... More 

Harlow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The landlord is very welcoming and good fun. Great varied menu with some unusual items. Well worth a visit, again and again.

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

Hi there Brian T and thank you for your fantastic comments. Please call again soon! Tom. More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this is a pub with very good food but is a little expensive when you are with a lot of people and are drinking wine it soon got to £50 a head £8 cheese board as an example

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

Hi 'Chapman321' and thank you for your high scoring review which is much appreciated. Disappointed that you found the cost a little expensive and I hope that you'd agree that considering everything is made from fresh ingredients on the premises - from bread to pies to desserts to sauces without using packets and freezer produce - it is worth the... More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I couldn't fault anything about the Valentine's evening. Very warm welcome from the owner and the staff. Romantic cosy atmosphere complimented with excellent food. We will certainly come to the Orange Tree on a regular basis now. It is a real hidden gem in Sawbridgeworth. Would recommend it to everyone

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

Hi gedfromSawbo Thank you so much for sharing Valentines' Night with us. So glad you enjoyed the evening and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Tom. More 

Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here for meal on Valentines 2015. Wasn't cheap but not expensive either - £40 each for a 4 course meal and a welcome drink - good value for the quality of the food. We thought we were quite early arriving at 7 but the place was full already when we got there so there was a nice atmosphere, not... More 

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

Hi russmali and thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal and that you thought it was good value at £40 for four courses and an amuse bouche (remembering the government take £6.66 of that in VAT). Valentine's Night is always a great atmosphere and we're delighted you enjoyed it as much as we did. Best... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Fantastic food and service better than some of the Michelin star restaurants that we have been too , friendly staff , lovely atmosphere , highly recommend

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

Wow JTA, thank you for your extremely high praise and recommendation. As always this feedback is copied to all staff and I know will be greatly appreciated by all. Hope to see you again soon. Tom. More 

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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 12 - 71
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Our food is freshly cooked by talented chefs using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. We cook our own breads, grow our own herbs, butcher our meat and fillet our own fish, most of which is straight from the boat.We take pride that our dishes sometimes take longer to cook than other establishments as they are cooked to order.The place is famly-run, relaxed, casual dining in a clean, bright environment. Hope you can 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?