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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).

Download Sample Menu Here
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Certificate of Excellence 3rd Year Running...



Once again we have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by tripadvisor.com based on customer ratings on their review website. Thank you to everyone who has contributed. This places us in the top 5% of businesses on the site (Please keep your reviews coming as we love to hear your feedback)

Fathers Day 16 June



Bookings are already coming in for Fathers' Day on 16th June. As always this will be a memorable day with a super-dad-friendly Specials Board and a full Sunday Menu too. Call now to reserve your family table. 01279 722485

We're Backing Mutton!



The introduction of Mutton to our menu has been a massive hit. Our new dish:Hertfordshire Mutton with Caper and Redcurrant Sauce, Potato Rosti, Curly Kale, Silverskin Onions and Honey Glazed Heritage Carrots is now a top seller and we urge everyone to get on board the mutton renaissance

Read about the Mutton renaissance here


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This Month


"This Month's Special"


Bard of Ale - Bitter - 4.5%

Bard of Ale is a well balanced amber bitter brewed with the finest East Anglian malted barley, and a careful addition of Crystal malt to give it the amber colour and whole flower Fuggle hops to give a floral aroma with delicate fruit notes.

Beer Trivia: To celebrate 400 years of his legacy (Died 23rd April 1616), The Whole Hop Brewery have brewed a far more delicate, hoppy and floral beer, than the not very hopped and rather sweet and wine like ale brewed in Shakespeare's time.
Beer brewed for private individuals underwent no rigorous testing. In London the only quality testing required was for a person employed as an ‘Ale-conner' to ‘Resort to every brewer's house in this city on their tunning day, and there to taste their ale whether it be good and wholesome for man's body, and there to taste their ale whether it be good and wholesome for man's body, and whether they make it from time to time according to the price fixed.''

Food Matching: Pies were very popular in Shakespeare's day, particularly a sweet ‘Warden Pie' using pears for which Hertfordshire's orchards were famous. Savoury pies and suet pudding pies are a must. March/April will be great months for spring lamb and soups.

Go on Fran!


Many of our customers will recognise Fran who works front of house on Wednesdays and Fridays. As well as her great work here - plus a full time teaching post - Fran is running the London Marathon next week. She has already raised over 1,000 pounds for Hospice UK ...BEFORE the race. Can you help her reach her goals? Any donation would be very welcome.
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See us in Hertfordshire Life Magazine...



We'd like to thank Hertfordshire Life Magazine for their amazing review of a recent incognito visit by Food and Drink Editor Richard Cawthorne. Read the Article Here

Tasting Panel...



Late March/early April we'll be looking for another team of ZEST! Club Tasters to join our panel and cast a customers eye over our new Spring offerings. To take part just go to the contacts page and simply enter the words "Tasting Panel" in the text box and we'll put your name in the hat!

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