The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth

4.7
187 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Orange Tree Sawbridgeworth is Pub, Restaurant and Farm shop located 2 miles from the town centre and 3 miles from the train station.
Voted #1 in Sawbridgeworth on Trip Advisor for the last 3 years and winner of its Travellers Choice Award in 2020 & 2021 puts it in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide based on customer reviews.
The Orange Tree serves a varied menu from a wide selection of Steaks to an extensive daily Fish specials board.
Famed for our 1kg Tomahawk, Billionaires Fish Pie and Lobsters direct form Cornwall we also offer a large number of Gluten Free options including Fish & Chips.
We are sure our menu has something for everyone.

Check out the website www.orangetreesawbridgeworth.com where the online shop allows you to buy all the meats we serve here in the restaurant.
We also have a cook at home range for those that like to cook themselves. This allows you to choose some of our favourite dishes and prepare them yourself.
What 187 People Are Saying
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vipJohnH
Hertfordshire
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second visit - excellent service and food that is of a high standard at a good price - definitely worth a visit .

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MartinaD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We (that is 8 of us) were very happy with the wonderful food, nice ambience and the service. Well done to the fantastic chef. Everyone loved their food. I loved my camembert starter and the lasagne . My husband loved the fish pie. Just need to say that the portions were on the large side so I had to take some of my lovely lasagne home which I enjoyed just now. Well done to the ORANGE TREE team.

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DonnaA
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal as always, billionaires fish pie, perfect. Lovely menu and value for money. Nice to see busy as always

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AschlyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insanely good food!
Booking again for tomorrow night!

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Annie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally returned to The Orange Tree after all the lockdows. It was so lovely to be back enjoying a lunch with good friends. We ordered differently but we all recommended our chosen meals. The restaurant was bright and airey but warm. The waitress didn't rush us so we sat and enjoyed a lovely couple of hours in comfort. Great experience.

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Minniemouse
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and plenty of it. Service and attendance was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful the service was great and the price was excellent will be going again

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent choice of restaurant for birthday celebrations

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AndrewS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was high quality as always. Service was swift and attentive. I would definitely recommend to others who are look for high quality food, reasonably priced.

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LorraineD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food staff ambiance
They are so kind my Farthers 90th birthday was perfect

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JulianF
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful great service and a wonderful meal. We had a table booked for 8:30 but on the day we needed to eat earlier. Even though They were busy they worked hard to free up a earlier slot.
All the staff were friendly and helpful.
The food was reasonably priced and delicious.
I thoroughly recommend the Orange Tree.

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EmmaM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night out at The Orange Tree. A great menu, Fantastic food that was cooked to perfection, and wonderful service. We couldn't fault it!

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LindaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely marvellous as always. Never been anything but. The staff, cuisine, setting comes together like a good recipe. They even wrote me out a Birthday card and created a dessert for me :)

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Francesr
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal as always . Enjoyed our visit very muvh

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CassieB
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment I walked into the Orange Tree I was impressed.
Lovely ambiance , staff were excellent & food was amazing.
I will definitely be coming back and also recommending to others.

Thank you for a lovely dining experience.

PD
vipPaulD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always In the orange tree - service and food was excellent

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IanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal for my wife's birthday, lovely touch was the birthday card on the table, we also took our teenage sons, daughter and in-laws who were all incredibly impressed by the whole evening, fabulous food, service and a lovely setting.

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DennisR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and selection. Cosy surroundings and friendly staff

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Katy
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all round, we visit a lot and will continue to do so.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely meal, but the cauliflower cheese side dish was very watery and not as rich, thick and creamy as on previous visits. Please bring back the pork tomahawk :)

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us had a family birthday celebration and we were super impressed.
They'd put a birthday card on the table and provided a Happy Birthday dessert to our son at the end of the meal, really nice touches.
The food was outstanding, and excellent portion sizes too. Great service also so overall we had a fabulous evening.
This was our 1st visit but already planning to go back to this little gem of a restaurant.

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Sawbogirl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good experience here and the food never disappoints. The menu is imaginative and the dishes are well presented. We’d love it if the farm shop reopens as it’s an added excuse to walk down there and end up eating in the restaurant!

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AndrewS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly service, good quality food. We will definitely go back soon.👍🏻

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VictoriaM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Another superb meal at The Orangetree. The best gastropub/restaurant in the area. Great quality ingredients and great service.

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MargaretG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome on arrival. Delicious roast dinners- unhurried and relaxing. Wide range of choices of roast meats. Liked the excellent range of vegetables as well.
Dessert menu much more interesting than offerings in other establishments. Baileys Crème Brûlée and Pecan Tart very tasty.
Thank you.

KB
KatherineB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and the staff lovely. Can't wait to go back.

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RossI
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great time. Good was lovely and staff very nice.

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kays
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service. Tables are spaced out so felt comfortable and safe.

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CarolW
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The place to go for superb food. It’s better to go where you know what you are getting.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our meals here, will definitely be returning! Staff very friendly too!

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Fwds
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was 10/10. Food was lovely I can’t fault. T-bone steaks were amazing !!

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SarahG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I were very impressed. The calamari and prawn starter was amazing. Lovely ambience and good service. I’m definitely returning with my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Pub In Hertfordshire. The staff are so friendly and the food is just amazing 🔥

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ClaireH
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our food was fantastic, really enjoyed it and we will definitely be going back

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MalcolmH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited The Orange Tree for lunch on Friday 7th January. It was our first visit. It was pretty busy with most tables taken. Fortunately we had booked. The food was excellent; well-presented, hot and tasty, and there was a good selection of dishes available. The service was friendly and efficient. We had a bottle of Pinot Noir with our meal, which was excellent and well-priced. The tables are reasonably well separated, so diners aren't too close to one another. We will certainly be visiting The Orange Tree again.

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DavidA
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this gastro pub. Nice interior with good table layout. Food, wine and service excellent . Will definitely be going back.

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MaureenM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The chicken Kiev was black inside as though it was burnt.
The staff changed it immediately and I wasn’t charged for the main course.
I’m sure it was a one off.
The rest of the meal was excellent and I will definitely revisit.
The restaurant was a bit on the chilly side, could be a bit warmer.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time here after recommendations. Nice food and lots of choice.
I would have thought the waitress would at least pour the first glass of wine for each person rather than just place on the table.
Food nice and cooked fresh and not rushed. Will return

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Polly
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub/restaurant food excellent staff so friendly without being false. Not to posh where you feel uncomfortable but clean and well cared for

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SteveW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. good food, service and on my doorstep.
Consistently good. Well done.

FAQs

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 722485.

The Orange Tree - Sawbridgeworth is rated 4.7 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.