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The Orange Tree

166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $13 - $77
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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91% Recommend
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English first
Harlow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We love this place and go whenever we have time or an occassion, its an easy decision to book here as you are always guaranteed good service and most importantly good food. Sam and Tom do a fantastice job and always make us welcome. Sunday Lunch is the best in the area and we have got in the habit of... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was the first time we had eaten here. The atmosphere was lovely, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. The menu offered a good choice, and my husband had a hard time choosing what to have. Portion sizes were good, none of us had room for desert. We would recommend this lovely place, and will definately... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I have taken my elderly godmother here on a number of occasions and each time the food and service has been excellent. Nothing has been too much trouble for the owners. The beer is local and the wines are reasonably priced. The food portions are sensible too, so make sure you have room for the puds!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have eaten here several times. Lunchtimes is less busy but you do need to book. Friday and saturday nights are packed ! Excellent gastro pub food with a slight twist of fancy footwork ! I highly rate the Orange Tree and would recommend it to anyone passing through. Sawbridgeworth might be a small town but pop in to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

On Tuesday my wife and I went to the Orange Tree for our fifth meal in three months. As always the welcome from Tom and Sam was warm and welcoming without being over the top....in fact I have to say it is like meeting up with old friends!! Caroline took our drinks order and chatted easily with us with such... More

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

Hiya "flub66" and thank you for your fantastic feedback. I love the fact that you take time to get to know the staff on first name terms when you eat out - it shows how much you care about the place and in turn I'm sure reflects on the experience you have too. Caroline and Sam will be delighted with... More

Ware, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ate here a few weeks ago on a busy friday night. Service was charming and efficient even though there were a couple of big parties in there. Fav dish was the 'mushroom on toast' but everything else we had was tasty and well-cooked. Would definitely go back again... one of the best places to eat in east Herts

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

Hi Minuty01. Thank you for your fantastic review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and your feedback will be displayed for the team to see. Hope we see you again soon! Tom. More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Last minute visit, and what a lovely place. Have spent many evenings here in its previous incarnation as The Three Horseshoes Public House, first time as The Orange Tree. Light and airy atmosphere, lovely staff, beautifully cooked and presented food........can't wait to go back again. Thank you

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

Hi there Rainytom and thank you so much for your fantastic review. It seems a long time since we took over the pub in it's Three Horseshoes persona and changed it's name. We've tried to make it a fresh, clean environment and I'm glad it suits your tastes. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Be sure to check... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Valentines meal, my partner & I had oysters,fish cakes,Lamb,chocolate fondant. This was the only meal we ate together for 3 days before and 5 days after. Both of us fell very badly ill, vomiting & worse! I contacted the owner who said he would follow up with me after he had a chance to speak with other guests and suppliers...NO... More

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

Hi I'm Tom the owner you spoke to. Suffice to say I am furious at your review (and the one you posted on another site which is the subject of legal action). You called me three days after the alleged food poisoning saying you were violently ill on Saturday evening (you ate here on Friday evening). I think I was... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Discovered by chance a few weeks ago, went there for a mid week early dinner. Very good menu, well presented, ample portions. Very relaxed atmosphere, the landlord and his wife were very welcoming. Great to see a log burner actually lit ! Will definitely go back. They have alternating chefs for different themes which is great concept, not the same... More

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

HI DavidHerts and thank you for taking time to review The Orange Tree. We have a Guest Chef night every couple of months who have a speciality to show off in conjunction with our own Chefs and our suppliers. The web site shows details and we'd love to see at one of the upcoming nights. Hope we see you again... More

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Couldn't fault the food at all. We had the baked Camembert to start - tasted lovely with fresh focaccia bread and chutneys. I had the pork belly as a main which was cooked to perfection and my partner had the chicken chasseur which was amazing. The chicken was really moist and the whole dish was very tasty (I had to... More

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

Thank you Bettycuff for your lovely and detailed review. Yes do come for the Sunday lunch .. we are very proud of it. Best to book ahead as it's usually full on the day (apart from early and late afternoon tables). Best regards Tom & Sam. More

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