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).
"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 third year running we have won the accolade and we are very grateful to all those reviewers! Read our reviews here - and feel free to add your own!
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, Home Baked Pie of the Day and many more.
Download Sample Menu Here
09 Jul 2015
See us in Hertfordshire Life Magazine
We'd like to thank Hertfordshire Life magazine for the wonderful, independent review by their Food and Drink Editor Richard Cawthorne in the August issue (out today!). We're delighted you enjoyed your visit!
Read the full article here
09 Jul 2015
Do you know a Chef?
CHEF SEARCH - £100 TO YOUR CHOSEN CHARITY With a busy summer coming up at The Orange Tree we need a capable, classically trained Chef with fresh food experience to cover annual leave for around a month (possibly longer) from mid-August. If you or someone you know fits the bill, call 01279 722485 and ask for Tom or message us via Contacts Page here or see our Facebook page to share. If your share/nomination leads to a successful placement we'll pay £100 to your favorite charity!
18 Feb 2015
Guest Chef Night a Great Success
Our great friend and highly talented MasterChef Semi-finalist Saira Hamilton returned to The Orange Tree for the fifth time fusing her own brand of vibrant, fresh Bengali-inspired flavours together with our fresh local produce and of course ably supported by our own brilliant Orange Tree chefs. Another great night...look out for more events.
"Poll of the Month"
Join in our Facebook Poll of the Month - which this month is "What's your favourite Ice Cream flavour?" Use the Facebook button at the foot of this page to join in.
"Cask Ale of the Month"
Our latest Special Reserve: "Brave Herts" to raise awareness of Keech hospice care and 10p per pint sold will be donated to the Charity (see more at www.keech.org.uk). It's a rich Amber bitter brewed with the finest East Anglian malted barley, Crystal Malt with English Golding and Fuggle whole flower hops to produce a well balanced hoppy bitter with delicate fruit notes.
Food Tasting Panel Results
Shortlisted dishes for our new seasonal menu were put in front of our ZEST! Club Tasting Panel and all got a resounding thumbs up. The new draft menu was well received and seesr sees some great seasonal dishes as well as some of your all-year round favourites. The menu is available now.