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Welcome to the Orange Tree

The Orange Tree is the area's most exciting country pub and restaurant.


Just a ten minute walk from the centre of the village and set in beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with large gardens and two ample car parks, we offer a warm welcome and relaxed dining.

We serve drinks from 12-3pm then 6pm-11pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12 noon till 6pm on Sunday (unless we have a special event which means opening later). Our kitchen, serving fresh, home cooked food, is open from 12-2.30pm lunchtime and again 6-9pm (last orders 8.30pm Tuesday - Thursday and 8.45pm Friday and Saturday). On Sundays we serve a full menu plus our Home Cooked Sunday Roasts from 12-6pm (last orders 4.30pm).

The Home of Freshly Cooked Food


We always have an enticing Specials Board which includes the best fish, meat and vegetarian dishes - using great produce and all freshly cooked to order. Alongside the specials is our regular seasonal menu including The Orange Tree 8oz Angus Burger, Battered Fish of the Day, Calves Liver and Bacon, Home Baked Pie of the Day and many more.

Download Sample Weekday Menu Here
29 Jul 2014

Cheese Lovers Night


Tuesday 29th July is the date for our 3rd Cheese Lovers Night with tickets at 40 per person including Starter and Main courses incorporating the best artisan and award-winning cheeses and finishing with a board of 5 great cheeses and optional desert wine/port.
Download the menu here: (download .pdf)
17 Jul 2014

Music at The Orange Tree


Evenings featuring great food and relaxed acoustic music from local singer/songwriters. More dates and details follow soon.
13 Jul 2014

New Seasonal Ale


Our latest Special Reserve beer - Tommy's Tipple - is brewed with East Anglian malted barley, Crystal Malt and English Fuggle aroma hops to give an amber beer that is clean, refreshing with a delicate flora aroma. On sale from Weds 23rd July while stocks last.

01 Jul 2014

Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor


"TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise The Orange Tree with a Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers." This is the second year running we have won the accolade and we are very grateful to all those reviewers!

01 Apr 2014

New Menu Launched


After trials, tests and tastings the finishing touches have been made to our new Spring Menu and we launch on Tuesday 29th April! Your Orange Tree favourites are intact and have been joined by Hertfordshire Barnsley Chop, Sea Bass and a fabulous new Veggie tagine - amongst others. You'll see great seasonal produce on show and a wide range of top quality meats and fish. Download the Sample Menu Here
26 Mar 2014

Food Tasting Panel


We're already planning our next seasonal menu and will be assembling a crack team of ZEST! Club members to come and taste our chefs' shortlisted dishes. If you'd like to be a panelist let us know via our Contacts Page.
02 Jul 2013

Chefs of Tomorrow Orange Tree lunch


Harlow College's Catering Students visit The Orange Tree.
15 students joined us for a three course lunch to celebrate finishing their Catering Exams. As well as a full Orange Tree lunch, each received their certificates from Tutor Jenny Reynolds and were given a Q & A session with our chefs. We wish them well for the future and - who knows - there may be a budding Orange Tree Chef among them!

Saira Hamilton Guest Chef Night will be announced soon



We are once again collaborating with our good friend and MasterChef semi-finalist Saira Hamilton to bring you our fifth night of authentic indian cuisine. This event will go on sale to ZEST! Club members for one week before going on general sale. Check back here for details.

First in Hertfordshire for pub food

Diners searching for great "pub food" on tripadvisor.com will find The Orange Tree ranked at number 1 in the county based on visitor reviews! Thank you for your great reviews!

Cellar of the Year!

We are delighted to have won McMullens Cellar of the Year Award in our first full year! The award is the result of two independent audits and additional visits by the brewery's cellar services representatives throughout the year. As well as testing the beers for clarity, temperature, taste and 'lacing' (how long the head remains after pouring) marks are awarded for cellar management, hygiene and cask rotation. Further tests are carried out on glasswashing equipment, glasses, soft drinks cabinets, etc. Well done team!

Do You Know a Keen Gardener?

Does anyone know of a capable - probably retired - gardener who can establish and maintain our small allotment and two raised beds for our fruit, veg and herb growing project. Or supply good organic veg from their own patch. Enthusiastic hobby gardener would be ideal. Payment likely to be in pints, lunch or produce (plus any expenses incurred). Call 01279 722485 and ask for Tom.

            
The Orange Tree, 166 West Road, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. CM21 0BP Telephone: 01279 722485
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