An old pub renovated into a contemporary style with wooden floors and tables, light and cheerful. Some may say it is a shame to renovate Britain's old pubs beyond recognition and so losing their essential character but this has been tastefully done and so I can forgive them. We arrived early evening and as there were only a few people in, it felt a little lacking in any sort of atmosphere (fairly usual with wooden floors) but this did improve a little as time went on.
The staff were all cheerful, very friendly and helpful and there were a few locals there who obviously went in regularly which is always a good sign. The food is freshly cooked so there is no point going in for an 'instant' meal and complaining if you don't get it! We probably waited about 40-50 minutes but my partner thoroughly enjoyed his steak and Guinness pie when it arrived, as did I, my spatchcock chicken. Servings were both generous, well-presented and reasonably priced ... and we were kept informed of the meal's progress to arrival. One of the girl's has a lovely, well-mannered and friendly cocker spaniel who 'waits' at tables, not intrusive, but patient, and we were often asked if we minded him there - we did not, but some may do. We were camping so did not stay but would certainly return to eat there if/when in the area.More
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