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, Home Baked Pie of the Day and many more.
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27 Mar 2015
New Spring Menu
With the clocks going forward and flowers starting to bloom we are looking forward immensely to the launch of our seasonal Spring Menu. The first of the asparagus, broccoli and jersey royal new potatoes, purple sprouting broccoli, radishes, rocket, samphire, spinach, spring onions, watercress, wild nettlesVegetables such as cabbage, kale and myriad spring greens will be bursting from the ground. We'll see spring lamb, rabbit and wood pigeon on the specials board and some of our hearty winter dishes will make way for something a little more spring-like. Our fish will no doubt be accompanied by fabulous English Samphire. ZEST! Club members should look out for details of our next tasting panel as we put this seasons shortlisted dishes in front of them before we launch.
24 Mar 2015
Food Testers Stand By
We'll soon be drawing names of ZEST! Club members to join our latest food tasting panel. As always it promises a night of great food and intuitive contributions from customers as we put our shortlisted dishes through their paces. Previous participants are welcome to apply....simply look out for the next ZEST! Club newsletter in your inbox. If you are not yet one of our 750-strong members just fill in the feedback form and drop it into the box on the bar when you next visit.
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.
"TripAdvisor 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!
"Fool Hardy - Our latest Special Reserve Beer"
Our latest Special Reserve, "Fool Hardy" is a blonde ale perfect for pairing with fish or meat and for quaffing on a sunny afternoon.
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 launched 4th November and includes some of your favourites as well as an exciting range of new dishes to see us through the autumn and winter months.