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The Orange Tree

$$ - $$$British, ,
166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
+44 1279 722485
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
British, Gastropub, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been here for a while and know it has changed hands, so wasn't sure what to expect. If anything it was better than before. The food is among the best locally. The service was good and efficient staff.More

1  Thank JonVanner
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jon Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to share your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Orange Tree and were well looked after. Knowing the reputation for quality of the pub's former owners, it's a great compliment...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is lovely the food is excellent we had the fish and chips which was massive and tasted amazing and the scampi both presentation perfect, i had the honeycomb cheesecake for desert and i love cheesecake super tasty I also thought value for money...More

1  Thank Jessica K
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jessica Thanks you for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your food and were well looked after at the Orange Tree. I have passed on your kind words to everyone who would have served you that day. It's nice to know the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here today for lunch, couldn’t fault anything. Best meal I have had in a long time, we had pudding and Spanish white wine too all really good. The two lovely ladies serving today really put the cherry on the top. This place is becoming...More

1  Thank StarHerts
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for leaving a review. I'm really pleased to see that you enjoyed the food and were well looked after by our lovely front of house ladies. It's always a nice recommendation to know that people have started to come to us regularly....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied menu with very pleasant and helpul staff, maybe the lady was the boss as someone else mentioned. Couldn't have been more helpful. We ate outside as it was fairly hot so good service and good food. I would go there again but my only...More

1  Thank Maggie G
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maggie Thank you for your kind words. I will pass them onto the whole team here including the lady who looked after you. I'm glad that you enjoyed the food and were well looked after. It's so nice that the summer has been good...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairly plain menu but with a lot of twists, some specials and all very nicely done. Particularly good were scallops and a steak and lemon tart. Cheese board great. Drinks decent range and fair prices.Staff very pleasant and helpful - waitress (I suspect the boss)...More

1  Thank lowryepp
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to share your kind words, I will pass them onto the whole team who looked after you. I am glad that you enjoyed all of your food and were well looked after by the team front...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

We popped in for lunch for our first visit. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and the food was all very nice, although lacking in vegetarian options. They had also taken the fish & chips off the menu for some reason.More

2  Thank Michael T
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Eric Thanks for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and were well looked after when you visited. Thank you for your feedback regarding the vegetarian options, that's something we can work on improving in future. I'm not sure which day you visited....More

Reviewed 26 June 2018

First visit since being under new management. I mentioned when booking that I was gluten free and the waiter acknowledged this on our arrival. However, on the Sunday lunch menu, there was limited choice for gluten free. In fact I could only have one dish...More

Thank Debbie W
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Debbie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the food you had and were well looked after, but it's great that you raised the points about where we could improve our Gluten Free options/alternatives. We...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

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
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Thank you for visiting and for sharing your kind words. I have passed them onto the whole team here including Alastair who sends his thanks. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed all of the food you had and the wine on offer, and it's...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 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
Dan V, Guest Relations Manager at The Orange Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Hi Robert, Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review. I'm sorry that on this occasion you were disappointed with your meal, especially after being impressed when visiting here before. We will look into the recipes and preparation of those meals to ensure that they...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 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 23 June 2018

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

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essexsue
23 February 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
31 March 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
US$9 - US$32
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 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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