I would say "Good" if needing more for Very Good, but better than Average.
Arrived with a walking group of about 12, we were required to choose and pre-book lunch, which is a bit of a faff as you miss out on 'daily specials' when pubs insist on this. Fair enough though. A twenty minute wait after due arrival time, 30 minutes in all. As other reviewers mention, a group gets a fine section of the pub to itself although the main part is delightful too.
Good sized portions and no complaints in the group. Two examples of fish and chips had only a large spoonful of mushy peas, which seems par for the course nowadays but wouldn't have satisfied me. I went for the chicken Caesar salad with anchovies, which doesn't often appear on pub menus but was well prepared. Anchovies rather strongly salted, if this also being rather typical.
The owner was happy for group members to pay separately rather than the wheez of a total bill which usually leaves the publican/restauranteur better off and customers struggling with their cash.
The main saloon is dog friendly.
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