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 Menu Here
25 Oct 2014
Annual Holiday Closure
This year's annual staff holiday is from Saturday 25th October until Tuesday 4th November when we re-open with our new seasonal menu. We will however be able to accept and confirm bookings by email for other dates including Christmas bookings. To make a reservation during this time please send a message via the "Contact" tab above and we will respond as soon as possible.
20 Oct 2014
Christmas comes around earlier every year and we're pretty much full for the later sittings on Christmas Day. Some earlier tables are available and of course our Christmas Party menu will be available throughout December (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) for lunchtime and evenings.
Download the Christmas Party menu here
Download the Christmas Day menu here
18 Sep 2014
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.
05 Sep 2014
New Seasonal Ale
Our latest Special Reserve, Tail Dragger is a Dark, Malty ale at 4.0% Distinctive in taste and a tribute to the small training planes used in the war which had no back wheel, simply a skid, hence "tail Dragger". On sale now.
"TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise The Orange Tree with a Certificate of Excellence"".
"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!
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 this winter sees some great comfort dishes including Haunch of local Venison, Guinea Fowl and Fish Bouillabaisse amongst many others. The menu commences 4th November and will be posted on this site shortly.