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The Tilbury

4.6
978 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Birthdays
Owned & run by brothers James and Tom Bainbridge, The Tilbury offers an exciting British a la carte menu, an extensive wine list & great service.

The A La Carte menu focuses on refined British cuisine and great flavour combinations while the pub menu offers classics like fish & chips. The comfortable pub can offer premium spirits, quality wines, interesting soft drink choices & a wide range of gins.

Great service is led by Iain & Ashima who has 3 Michelin star experience – so you are sure to feel welcome. The kitchen is run by Thomas, an accomplished self taught cook who has a passion for quality ingredients & experimenting with flavours.
The large terrace and garden is perfect for those relaxed sunny days and with several areas to dine in, The Tilbury can offer private dining for special occasions & celebrations.

The Tilbury has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes & featured in the AA Pub guide & Michelin Guide for 2015 & 2016 & 2017.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, British
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Hours of Operation


Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM; Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM,


Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday.
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Phone number
01438 815550
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Tom Bainbridge
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Private Party Facilities
By Appointment Only.
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Private Party Contact
James Bainbridge: 01438 815550
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Catering
By Appointment Only.
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Parking Details
Private parking for 35 cars.
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Public Transit
Knebworth British Rail.
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 978 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
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4.3
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We have used the Tilbury many times but not recently until we took friends there last Sunday lunchtime. It quickly became apparent we have missed it! Great food, good wine and beer and friendly efficient staff. What more could you ask for

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and great service. Great to try different food combinations that tasted lovely. Will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

We had a great time for our sons birthday. Very reasonably priced and excellent food.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Enjoyed Sunday lunch with friends. Liked the idea of the alternative Sunday menu and the choices were excellent, not run of the mill. We did have to wait a while to be served but our waitress advised us of the hold up so that was fine. We were asked to vacate our table as we had just finished and the restaurant was busy. Can’t remember seeing a time limit on the menu when we booked but we had been there two hours so I suppose on a busy Sunday that’s to be expected.
Overall a very good experience and would recommend.j

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

Excellent food and service once again. Relaxed atmosphere and a very creative menu.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Lovely venue. A very pleasant waitress served us. Very good food.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Great lunch, although a long way to come worth the drive

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Very good gastro pub - serves quality lunches with wide choice of good local food which is both well cooked and well presented. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Loved this perfect Easter lunch
Great atmosphere and perfect set.
Really good roast

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Absolutely amazing food, outstanding! Three excellent courses, faultless in every way, incredibly good value for such high quality food, wonderful friendly service. Will definitely go back ASAP !!

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

The food was delicious. However the portion sizes didn't reflect the price they need to be bigger . I found the cheese and biscuits to be very meagre for the price in fact a bit of a disgrace.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

Never disappoints. Fantastic food and service. Had the venison hotdog which was extraordinarily good. Salt and pepper frogs legs for starter where perfect. Our favourite restaurant only shame I was driving so couldn't drink my favourite Some young punks wine 😀

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We had a lovely meal with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

I had little hesitation in recommending the Venison Hot Dog to my guests and the three virtually clean plates later spoke for themselves! First rate all-round as ever.

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4.0Dined on 28 March 2018

I spent an enjoyable extended lunch with some former work colleagues. We were treated very well by the staff of the pub, who were attentive but not obtrusive. The food was excellent - quite elegant and certainly a good step up from standard pub fare. The atmosphere was friendly. I would recommend the Tilbury to anyone looking for a quality meal at a friendly pub .

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4.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Every attentive staff and really interesting food will go here again

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4.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Genial staff and surprisingly good food. Very much enjoyed the lunch we had and would certainly recommend and will go again

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Legitimately brilliant restaurant that made a special occasion with my family and friends perfect.

Food was all fresh, well served, attractive to look at, incredibly tasty and filling.

Bar staff and waitresses were also incredibly friendly.

Lovely little posh pub in the middle of a little village that is clearly deserving of the multiple awards it receives.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Inspired vegetarian dish and wonderful service plus the puddings Yummmyy!

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

good main meals but the winner was the desserts which were amazing!

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Love this place! Cosy and warm and great seasonal menu - really enjoyed food and wine options. Def will return for beef/lamb sharing platter and more very soon. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch! Delicious food, great service, nice and relaxed. Thoroughly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Our friends who were with us recommended The Tilbury to us. We were really impressed with the service and food. Very friendly team, lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Wonderful lunch as always, great menu selection. Thank you x

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

The best pub meal in years.fantastic food and service.mothers day was made very special as in previous years eating out has been a mixture of delayed service and average food.not this year! Thank you the Tilbury and all your staff

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great atmosphere, excellent service. Great for our first date.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Great food & beautifully presented . Would highly recommend the Tilbury

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Great food, excellent service and no pressure to vacate the table despite the fact that some of our group were delayed by half an hour in arriving.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Enjoyable luncheon meal good service lovely food at a reasonable price( we used there lunch menu)

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Excellent wine choice. Food choice could be more varied however the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

We always enjoy the Tilbury and each time we go, we say we should go more often. This was no exception. Once again, even expecting excellent food and service, we were surprised by how excellent the food and service were.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

We came on a very snowy, cold and windy day but we were made to feel very welcome in this warm and friendly pub. Great effort was made to explain the menu and the food that we ordered was superb. It was delicious and far exceeded our expectations.The service was impeccable. We hope to return very soon.

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

Fantastic and varied food! We shared a Prime Rib, very nice and the accompaniments were great too! Loved the Mac n’cheese and cottage pie ; oh and the cabbage... and exactly that’s everything apart from that Jus...that was great too 👍😊😋

We saved a bit for our dog...which inadvertently got binned, but they were so nice they gave us a replacement bit of beef! Thank you! Poppy (the dog) loved it!

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Amazing food so much better than all the usual chain restaurants in Stevenage 100 percent will be returning staff very friendly and a great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

I chose the Tilbury for a special night out with my wife. Booked the table on line no problem. Greeted upon entry and we chose the special which was a Marlin steak which was wonderful.
I finished with the lemon meringue pie which was so light I was amazed. With a lovely bottle of red it was a great night. The service was attentive but not overly so.
Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Fabulous meal, great wine selection and lovely atmosphere- well done to The Tilbury team

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

We enjoyed our first visit to the tilbury arms. Food and staff excellent. I found the staff very helpful and friendly. My only comments are that I would not want a table bar side next to the door we found it cold.l would cosider using part of your dinning areas for romantic dining only.

Regards
Andy and Dee

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Bar staff and waitresses all very welcoming and pleasant also attentive. Nice atmosphere although we found it bit chilly. Food was great apart from one meal of pork which was very undercooked. Good menu but bit expensive. Desserts to die for 😊

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Nice, warm atmosphere. Friendly, efficient staff. Food was good - some dishes were excellent and some just ok (those who had the steak said it wasn’t brilliant).
Overall, a really good meal out in nice surroundings

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Fabulous meal. Always love The Tilbury but Saturday night’s meal surpassed any other

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