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The Orange Tree

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166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
+44 1279 722485
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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, UK
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I turned up on the off chance we might get a table and we got lucky. Very lucky. This is a gem of a place! The lady who seated and waited on us was so so lovely, friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, truly great food and all homemade, no doubt about it! We will... More 

Thank CazD77
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We had tobook an early slot in order to get a table so I had expected a lot from the venue, however when we walked into the pub I didn't feel the ambience was exceptional in the least. Bar in the middle and tables all along down the side, typical small old pub. Waitress was quite young and therefore I... More 

Thank Maggie O
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This was the second time we had visited The Orange Tree, and I was a bit worried that this visit wouldn't live up to the high standards set on our last visit - but I need not have been concerned, everything about the evening was wonderful. We were greeted by friendly staff and served quickly. The menu has something for... More 

Thank 186338Lynn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

We hadn't visited the Orange Tree in a while, so decided to go for lunch. As always we were greeted with a warm smile and Tom was as charming as ever. It's so nice when the owner spends time speaking to his guests, makes it very personal. The menu and specials board were so mouth watering that we struggled to... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was our first visit for my husband's birthday dinner. We weren't disappointed. Usually we would travel into London for a nice meal but with this little gem only 15 minutes from home we don't need to anymore! We started with the homemade bread which was warm - hmm delicious! I had the Scotch egg starter which was amazing ,... More 

Thank Z S
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I live on the doorstep of this amazing pub and hadn't realised until recently how it has developed over the past couple of years into such an amazing place to eat and relax. I have enjoyed lunch with friends a few times in the past month and the food never disappoints. I eat fish but not meat and there is... More 

Thank Diane L
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited this pub on a lovely Sunday afternoon. It's just a short drive from East London and is well worth it. Menu is extensive and offers great selection of traditional pub dishes as well as european classics. They also offer daily specials. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Very welcoming and good service. I would definitely want to visit again.

Thank Liene A
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to the orange tree yesterday, I had the scotch egg and he had the mackerel as a starter, mine was one of the nicest things I've ever eaten, that was until my shoulder of mutton arrived.......absolutely delicious, I could have eaten 10 of the enormous potato rostis it came with so yummy....however... More 

Thank joannae220
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

3rd visit and top notch again without banging on about our eating habits over the last two weeks £for £ best food recently cheeseboard better than Kaspers Friday lunch twice as large better cheeses and 1/2 the price Offered to buy Tom and his wife a drink which they politely refused.... result !! Thanks will be back soon as possible

Thank D4F4
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

We have been to the Orange Tree once before and really enjoyed the food and service, so we went back for Sunday lunch taking family with us this time. Sadly it wasn't very nice at all and we felt a bit embarrassed that we took our guests there. I can only imagine they must have had a change of chef... More 

Thank Redbull2
TomPerrySawbo, Owner at The Orange Tree, responded to this review

Hi "Redbull" We were really disappointed to read this review. I remember your table well and was under the impression when we checked back that much of your food was satisfactory (we don't aim for just "satisfactory" but in the absence of any complaint we'd assumed all was well). I remember being called back later and one of the group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $31
European, British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1279 722485
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?