The Tilbury

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With new folk at the helm, this popular village boozer-cum-restaurant has been given renewed purpose. Bare brick walls, open fires and scuffed floors ensure a cosy feel in the bar, while the dining room is all rich wood tones and warm colours – perfect for drinkers and diners alike. The kitchen makes the most of carefully sourced ingredients for a raft of dishes with plenty of panache, from oxtail faggot with celeriac purée or mackerel fillet with potato rösti to mains of venison loin and pie served with red cabbage and peppercorn sauce or hake fillet with spiced potato, pickled carrot, crispy onions and a mild curry sauce. Steaks also figure prominently, while dessert might bring peanut butter parfait or apple and pear crumble. The food is backed by a carefully assembled drinks list. Service is friendly and efficient.

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The Tilbury

Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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Well done to new owners

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May 2015

We have been here before under the previous owners, and the new owners have kept up the great expectations and did not disappoint. I booked for our anniversary and when we arrived was welcomed with a glass of Prosecco. The service was friendly and welcoming. The food was outstanding, I have not had Whelks for a long time and those I had were very good. Will be returning.

Doug T.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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Apr 2014

The Tilbury is a pub located on the “main” village stretch. The interior is sub-dividend into a bar and three smaller rooms. The welcome is very friendly and the place has a good vibe. We were a group of 4 plus one baby for Sunday lunch. They offer a good value set-menu in addition to a la carte on Sunday, with the possibility to have one, two or three courses. I started with a duck liver parfait that was delicious and served with a fig pickle and this toasted brioche slices, which was great. My...

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Christian R.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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The Tilbury

Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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by   bronze reviewer (9)

Sep 2011

If you are looking for simple, great tasting food, then book a table at The Tilbury! We came for a late lunch on Sunday and were impressed with the strong presentation and great tasting food we had here. My roast salt marsh lamb is worth a specific mention! Gastro pub food at its finest! Well done to Paul and his team! Whilst the service was a little slow at times – the staff were friendly and engaging – we really enjoyed it – thank you!

Sian B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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by   bronze reviewer (8)

Feb 2011

I am writing this review based NOT upon a single visitation, but in relation to a number of visist me and my wife have made to the Tilbury since moving to the area around 6 years ago. Moreover I feel compelled to write this on the basis that at time of going to press, the Tilbury was scoring 5.70 which is frankly ludicrous. This gastro pub is in my opinion the most consistent performer within a 10 mile radius for sure. Not only are signature dishes like the “plate of pork” tirned out to a consistenetly...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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by   (1)

Jun 2009

we enjoyed an excellent sunday lunch recently at the tilbury.excellent food well presented from a very good value set lunch menu(its cheaper on weekdays!) attentive and prompt service and whats more comfortable seating, a factor which many pub restaurants in their rush to cut costs appear to disregard, somehow believing that its ok for customers to sit on uncomfortable secondhand chairs rescued from a builders skip.we have re-booked for dinner as the a la carte menu and daily specials look enticing.

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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Watton Road Datchworth ,Knebworth SG3 6TB

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

May 2009

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Just been back to the Tilbury with some friends and having been luke warm about the place following a lunch a couple of months ago, wow it's back on form! Best meal I've had in a while. Paul Bloxham bases the menu on local and British produce which changes according to what's in season. There's usually a good choice of specials in addition to the relatively short menu. We'd previously loved the place (the wife and I) which is why we'd been so disappointed last time but the menu on Saturday was fantastic...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 8

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