I found this country restaurant/pub rather pretentious in its 'coaching inn' cloak but, above all the food was excellent. Expect London prices but rather patronisingly the varied and interesting menu is priced in very odd, literally, figures. The management does the quality of the ambience and friendliness of the staff a disservice by not attending to some details that let the side down.
For instance, the maitre d' was very quick to remove an empty wine bottle with the question 'would you like another?' when our party had clearly not finished their first glass; no soup spoon provided when my first course was served - excellent crab soup, by the way; no offer of a steak knife for one guest and having a second guest to ask for one; a clearly dirty wine glass set on the table, which had to be referred.
We were a oparty of six and without reservation praised the quality of the food and the venue. The quirky couple sitting out in the rain were very static - yes, they were mannequins dressed in period costume, even with a candle lamp on the table!!