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).
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Certificate of Excellence 4th Year Running...
We have been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2016 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)
This year's exciting Valentines' Menu is now available to ZEST! Club members. Booking is strictly first come first served so member should check their inbox for details.
In The Press
We're proud to be the feature in Restaurant Magazine's "Fresh Thinking" column this month. The magazine is the UK's no.1 publication for chefs, restaurateurs and anyone working in hospitality. The article focuses on our Slow-Cooked Mutton recipe."Fresh Thinking"(download .pdf)
Five Reasons To Visit Sawbo!
We're proud to be the Restaurant of choice in this article by Herts Life Magazine."
A Perfect Country Pub
Timeout London has listed us as one of "Ten perfect country pubs within reach of London" in their "Escape London" feature. With over 6 Million users online and 1 Million reading the printed copy this is recognition beyond our wildest dreams.
Read the Article Here
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
Best Sunday Roast We're delighted to have been placed runner-up in the Observer Food Monthly Magazine Award for the Best Sunday Roast (East). This is the result of votes cast in a nationwide competition to find the Best in Britain and we thank everyone who voted.
Read more here
On the bar this week...
"Boot Warmer" is a ruby red Winter Ale and it's arrival in November signals the Festive Season is really here!
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
Each Quarter we'll be looking for another team of ZEST! Club Tasters to join our panel and cast a customer's eye over our new seasonal 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!