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The Orange Tree

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European, British, Gastropub, Pub, Bar
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166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
01279722485
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12:00 pm - 6:00 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
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I have recently just bought a house here and found this pub after viewing the place for the first time so nice memory for us. Food was great, my dad and boyfriend had the burgers and I had seared tuna which was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank KateF10
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hiya KaeF10 and thank you for your feedback, which is greatly appreciated. We all wish you a long and happy residence in our lovely town and many, many visits to The Orange Tree for you and your family. Anything we can help with as you settle in, let us know. Tom & Sam. More 

Much Hadham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the lunchtime menu is ideal, varied selection and covers for all tastes. quick turnaround suited out need for a business lunch

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Thank pradley2016
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Thank you pradley2016. Look out also for our new lunchtime offering which includes some new dishes, sharers, delicious salads and sandwiches....launched Tuesday 26th July. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went for Sunday roast by myself having stayed nearby for a wedding. The roast pork was beautiful, crackling was crispy. Go there for the roast it will not disappoint. The staff were very welcoming and food came out quick.

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Thank Will H
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Will H, Many thanks for your fabulous review and your comments about our slow-roasted Priors Hall Farm Pork Shoulder and Crackling. Hope we see you again soon. Best regards, Tom. More 

Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited the Orange tree a few times now . The food is really good , the menu has a really varied selection of dishes and a great specials board. There's a reasonably priced good wine list and the service friendly and efficient . Without doubt the best pub food around Sawbridgeworth

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Thank Issy33
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Issy33 and many thanks for your outstanding review. We're proud you've rated us the best in Sawbridgeworth and we've just learned we've been named "One of Ten Perfect Country Pubs within reach of London" by TimeOut magazine's Yolanda Zappateri. Double proud! Thanks again, Tom More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here Saturday night 6pm for dinner with my family, only to be turned away from an empty pub as children are not allowed in the evenings. There are not signs outside stating this, but they are happy to have them during lunch times to up their takings. As a family that dine out often, I can safely say will... More 

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Thank Clair A
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Claire A. Once again we receive a 'terrible' review from someone who didn't actually experience the food, ambiance, service or value. If you dine out often I'm sure you've experienced this Under 10's restriction before...its far from unique. On a Saturday night I strongly suggest a quick call (not just here but anywhere you are heading for) to see... More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the off chance we booked this Pub for our family Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday and after reading other trip advisor reviews we decided to book, we were not disappointed, excellent choice on the menu well presented and plenty of it. would definitely go again.

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Thank DEBRA W
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Debra W. Thank you taking the time to write a review, especially such a glowing report. Hope we see you all again soon. Tom & Sam. More 

UK
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading reviews wanted to try but disappointed to find out that Chef finishes cooking at 8.30 pm. Plan ahead! Will try again soon.

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Thank Larry A
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Really saddened that you downgraded us without trying the place but your comment did did make the chefs (who start at 9am and finish 10:30-11:00) chuckle. I can assure you that none of them finish cooking at 8:30pm but that is the cut off time for orders going into the kitchen on Tuesday to Thursday and it's 9:00pm on Friday... More 

Bon Accord, Tobago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rarely review, but tHis was splendid. Never expected this quality on a wet Tuesday lunchtime. Having been to some posh places in East Anglia recently, this was Top Nosh. Food presentation was West End class at Sawbridgeworth prices. Brilliant chef/publican combination. Well done. My Mum is still in raptures

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1 Thank Jim B
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi Jim B, Thank you for your review, which is much appreciated. Hope you and your Mum can visit again soon. Regards Tom and the team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit to The Orange Tree and another huge success. Absolutely delicious 3-course meal. Friendly service. Really can't fault it. Thanks for a special birthday treat!

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1 Thank vodkaangel22
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a table here for Fathers Day lunch and paid a deposit & unfortunately only then read some reviews. I was reluctant to go after this as some of the reviews said the place wasn't child friendly and children didn't seem welcome. However we did go as planned with my 3.5 year old and 18 month old and had... More 

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1 Thank Minal W

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $33
Cuisine
European, British, Gastropub, Pub, Bar
Meals
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, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: 01279722485
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 lunchtimes and Sundays. We hope you visit soon.

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