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 5.00pm).
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 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
23 Apr 2014
Join The Orange Tree team!
Do you have what it takes to join our bar/waiting team? We have shifts available for happy and enthusiastic recruits who can work weekdays and some weekend shifts. Fairly flexible hours, many during school time. Email us with your details via the Contacts page and we'll call you back.
22 Apr 2014
We're also on the lookout for a gifted handyman to tackle a few little jobs around the place to keep Tom from picking up a drill...which is dangerous! Call 01279 722485 if you know someone.
30 Mar 2014
Now it's Dad's Turn!
Once again the Orange Tree became home to mums, grans and mum's in law for a Mothering Sunday which exceeded expectations. However 100's of people were disappointed by leaving it too late to book.
FATHERS DAY this year is Sunday 15th June. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Call 01279722485 to make your reservation.
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.
18 Feb 2014
Facebook Likes Hit 500!
Wow, we've hit 500 Facebook Likes in just 30 months. Very proud too that 4 out of 5 'Likes' come from beyond Sawbridgeworth so word is spreading. Thank you everyone for your continued support!
Saira Hamilton Guest Chef Night Additional Date
By popular demand we are delighted to invite our good friend and MasterChef semi-finalist back to The Orange Tree for a fourth time. This is open to non-ZEST! Club Members. Download the menu here: (download .pdf)
Ranked No.1 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! We're currently ranked 14 out of over 1,700 eating establishments. 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.