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About The Tilbury
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.
Datchworth, Hertfordshire SG3 6TB
Gastro Pub, British
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:30PM; Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:00PM,
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday.
£25 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
By Appointment Only.
Private parking for 35 cars.
Knebworth British Rail.
Private Party Facilities:
By Appointment Only.
Private Party Contact:
James Bainbridge: 01438 815550
Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wine
The Tilbury Ratings and Reviews
We just love it. It’s local, the food is innovative and the service is fantastic. The staff know about the food, not just reading off the menu. This is SO rare these days. This is top dollar dining in a rural area. Amazingly good and I would like to keep it a special secret!!
The Tilbury is simply a very, very good restaurant. The food is always interesting and often truly outstanding. The wine list never fails to work for me and the staff are always friendly and professional. The set 3-course menu (I think a mid-week deal) for £20 is magnificent value, considering the quality of the food. We absolutely love this place.
Cauliflower cheese soup was sublime
Roast turkey delicious and beautifully presented
Clementine and Cointreau trifle a disappointment as not a trifle and orange jelly not sweet enough- served in a jar that made getting tastes of each layer impossible!
Service impeccable and super friendly
Four out of five went for the festive menu - the one that went off piste still had the Venison mince-pie which we all agreed was terrific. Mains were principally steak which went down very well plus a nut roast and I had the whole sea-bass fillet., which was a delight if not more than enough for a big appetite! I am now even more confident than ever to recommend and/or take friends and colleagues to the Tilbury (or White Hart on Mondays!). I will be interested to know how many of them take the opportunity to check what's in the burgundy coloured envelope during Jan/Feb 18.
Merry Christmas to you all and especially the Bain & Bridges team.
As always we recieved a friendly greeting and great service. The food was lovely and well presented. The menu didn’t have the choices my husband was inspired by but that’s just personal taste. Everyone else was very happy and really enjoyed the food and we all had a very good evening.
The £20, 3 - course, three choices per course is/was excellent value and the high quality of service, ingredients, presentation and environment, is truly consistent from month to month when I and my colleague eat here. Keep it up Tom, Jamie, Ian et al - we'll be back!
I took my boyfriend for his birthday, I just googled somewhere local with great food to eat, up The Tilbury popped. It was only a couple of miles from where I lived, which was an added bonus.
The minute you walk in you feel welcome, the staff can't do enough for you, attentive without been a pest.
We had a couple of snacks which included anchovy toast with a white chocolate hummus which sounds weird but it was amazeballs, I would definitely recommend this to anyone...
I had the squid ink poached chicken which I something I haven't had before the vegetables were charred and the broccoli tasted similar to seaweed. All the tastes were fantastic.
I couldn't eat dessert as the portion sizes were generous, but my boyfriend has the frozen toffee crumble. It came out and looked like something out of Masterchef. All the individual elements bounced off your tongue and combination was out of this world.
We will definitely be back...!!
We had the tasting menu and drinks flight that was fantastic value and quality
I am biased as this is my favourite local restaurant but the tasting menu was exceptional and surpassed their usual quality in taste and presentation
No need for trip to London with this gem on our doorstep
We opted for the drinks flight so I couldn't fit in my usual favourite of the some young punks wine 😀
Can't wait for the next update to the tasting menu as will be first in line
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