We went to The Bentley Brook for dinner on a Thursday evening. The place looked great, and wasn't too busy. The menu was good, and we ordered our food at the bar and sat at our table in the bar area.After quite a while we noticed that customers who had arrived after us had received their food and we hadn't .It turned out that the young girl who took our order had forgotten to put it on the order clip in the kitchen. She was very apologetic and brought the food to us after a short while. It would have been nice if the staff had paid more attention to the customers than discussing their social life behind the bar, but it was fortunate the food was really nice and the incident didn't detract from the meal. I would however, point out that there appears to be no dress code for customers. I realize that the area is ideal for walkers and cyclists, and that people will be dressed accordingly. To that end, there is a notice requesting that muddy boots are removed. Fair enough. However, I would not expect to see people sitting on stools at the bar when they have just left a garage where they were working, with oil all over their clothes, and arms.They are obviously regulars,as the bar staff knew them. The evidence of their visit was a dirty smear on the wall, and the seats where they had been sitting. Had another customer sat there after them, their clothes would have been ruined.