survey result

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Brothers James & Tom Bainbridge are behind this popular pitstop, on the village green, where the “food is above average for Hertfordshire gastropubs”, being split between relaxed pub classics and more adventurous British cuisine; the “ambience outside is particularly great”, and you can have “a lovely meal on a hot summer evening under the pergola”.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Brothers James & Tom Bainbridge are behind this popular pitstop, on the village green, where the “food is above average for Hertfordshire gastropubs”, being split between relaxed pub classics and more adventurous British cuisine; the “ambience outside is particularly great”, and you can have “a lovely meal on a hot summer evening under the pergola”.

Summary

£57
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Calling The Tilbury a gastro-pub rather undersells it”, agree fans of James & Tom Bainbridge’s village green fixture – “the food is inventive and nearly always hits the spot perfectly”. Scores are dragged down by a significant minority, though, who complain that the cooking (“much hyped locally”) is “all show and no substance”.

Summary

£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Always on top form” – James & Tom Bainbridge’s village gastroboozer is “more than a pub, and deserves its popularity” owing to its “lovely” food.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
14
No dress code
70

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £17.00 £20.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 50.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £18.50 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.20
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%
Watton Rd, Datchworth, SG3 6TB
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 am‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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