Having enjoyed previous visits with my wife, I encouraged 5 male friends to join me for lunch, using our bus passes to transport us. Our thoughts of having a starter were scotched by the excellent hostess who advised us that the main course portions were large. How right she was, the Steak & Ale pie with chips would have sufficed on its own, let alone with the cauliflower, broccolli, carrots and beans. Most of us left some of the veg but polished off the pie and chips, as one does! The quality of the food and the friendly service is top notch, but the food and drink is on the expensive side for a pub, which prevents me awarding the full 5 stars.