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The Orange Tree

$$ - $$$British, ,
166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
+44 1279 722485
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
British, Gastropub, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
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1 - 10 of 433 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Not that we need an excuse to celebrate a birthday but as we had not seen my wife's sister since Christmas this was a good enough reason. We were greeted pleasantly by the owner Alistair (and his Bowtie!) sat at a nice table and offered...More

Thank FoottHills
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very disappointing eve.have been before and was always good.this time it was dreadful.belly pork with crispy crackling starter was pork chop with rubbery crackling.asparagus and soft poached egg was hard.sent them back and chose another only to be told that it was off menu.we...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I booked a table for dinner yesterday evening which was confirmed by email. Concerned that the website stated closed on Tuesdays I rang and emailed but received no response so had to go to another restaurant on our anniversary. I messaged through Facebook, could see...More

Thank AJM1619
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Thank you for your feedback. I can only offer our sincere apologies for this incident. I apologise for the delayed response on Facebook. As the pub was closed at the time and none of us were there, when we read your complaint we wanted...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday eve for a group of friends. Although the staff made us feel welcome, the service could be improved on as some people had to wait for their meals and we had to wait for some drinks as well. My starter and...More

Thank tinam602
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to read that you don't think we as good as the previous managers. I know that they were good, but I hope that the Orange Tree is just getting better and better. And, based on your feedback,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We always liked the orange tree and was keen to try it since the change in management and booked a table for September 23rd 2017 - unfortunately they were behind schedule ( or so we heard ) and wasn’t open before my husbands birthday -...More

Thank fionahaines
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Fiona Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Unfortunately I can find no record of your booking for Monday here and as a rule when a guest books with us in person we take the diary over to the table and write...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We were curious about the change of management to see if it kept to the high standard we had experienced previously. It was just as good and we will return.More

Thank jean f
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Jean Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words. We are big fans of the previous team here at the Orange Tree and know of their great food and reputation so it's really nice to hear that we are up to their...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited The Orange Tree on Saturday 16th June and had booked a table for 5 in the evening. There are not many pubs where the manager/landlady comes out to greet you which is what happened to us! Absolutely faultless good humoured service. The Orange...More

Thank ivymantilla
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Thanks for visiting and for sharing your kind words. It's so nice to hear that the friendly service and good quality food are noticed and appreciated by our guests. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Dan

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and service for my Father’s Day visit. Food was freshly cooked and lovely presentation. Nice atmosphere here. Would recommend

Thank sawbograham
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Graham Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your food and liked the atmosphere of the Orange Tree. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Dan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at The Orange Tree. It had a relaxed atmosphere, good choice of wines and beers and the food was delightful. Not a massive menu, but this allowed the chefs to put effort into each dish! The gentleman that served us...More

Thank misselizabethfinlay
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elizabeth Thank you for visiting and for sharing your kind words, I will see that they are passed on to the whole team, including Alastair who served you. It's always nice to see the chef's hard work and our teams attentiveness is recognised. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at the restaurant at 3pm,all other pubs in the area were not serving any food,How lucky were we,to discover this place.Waitress was wonderful,ordered drinks and then we could'nt decide what to have,Whitebait starter,cooked to perfection,and my lady friend and I decided on a seafood...More

Thank Vivien S
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vivien Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review. I'm pleased to hear such kind words for the Seafood sharing platter and to know that you were well looked after by the team and the chef. I hope to see you again soon Thanks...More

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essexsue
February 22, 2016|
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Response from pinkskiddly | Reviewed this property |
No the Orange Tree is only about 5 minutes drive from the high street. Hope you enjoy your night.
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Jayne N
March 30, 2015|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
I have to say that I have eaten at The Orange Tree many, many times and have never had any problem whatsoever - even on New Year's Eve which is a very busy evening. I think that you must have just been unlucky and I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$9 - $33
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 722485
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Description
Please note the business changed hands in August 2017. However The Orange Tree still offers excellent value food throughout the week.
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