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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
Closed now
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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
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    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
Lunch

2 course meal for £12 and very good too. Smoked chicken that was really tasty followed by bangers and mash. Both really good with attentive service. Will be back for more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
KPB1067
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

2 course meal for £12 and very good too. Smoked chicken that was really tasty followed by bangers and mash. Both really good with attentive service. Will be back for more

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

Thank you KBP1067 for taking the trouble to write a review. It is very much appreciated. Best Regards Tom & Sam More 

London
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wen here for Mother's Day. A table for 4 and a baby. It was booked for 4.00pm. We waited until 4.20 before we were seated. The high chair they gave us for the baby was so low, she couldn't be level with the table. I asked for an extra chair to attach the chair we had for her but was... More 

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

Hi Jayne and thank you for your Mother’s Day review. Sorry you didn't enjoy your visit as much as others did, especially on such an important day. It’s true there was a slight delay on your table due to earlier customers overrunning (you arrived 15 minutes early which would I’m sure make it seem longer) so if you had a... More 

Roydon, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Good food, interesting enough menu with enough choices that caused some deliberation about what to choose, lovely setting. Will be back.

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

Hi there Malcrf. Thank you so much for your glowing review. I'm delighted you found plenty of choice on the menu and specials board and enjoyed your visit. We're currently working on the new Spring menu so look out for news on our Facebook page and website. Hope to see you again soon. Tom. More 

Warwickshire
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After a cracking meal last time I was in the area, I dropped in for an evening meal and got top quality again. This really is an excellent pub/restaurant - great menu and chalk-board specials, friendly and efficient service and decent price for the quality you get. See you soon no doubt!

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

Hi Paul and thank you for taking the trouble to review your visit. See you again soon! Tom & Sam More 

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

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

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

Thank you Sam D. Glad you enjoyed your visit and the beers. Also nice to hear that you find us baby friendly which we always strive for. Do come back soon! Tom & Sam. More 

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

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

Hi Gary and thank you very much for your feedback. Delighted with your comments which I've passed onto the staff and kitchen team as always. Yes its definitely worth joining our ZEST! Club as we'll be arranging more guest chef nights over the coming months now that the big occasions (Valentines/Mothers Day/etc) are behind us. Regards Tom More 

Essex, England
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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

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 

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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 - 68
  • 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?