We were staying locally and chose the royal oak from a range of other pubs. Plenty of room with a good range of dishes on the menu and three real ales on tap. It wasn't very busy so service was prompt and efficient. Based on the demeanour of the host I couldn't see the experience changing. We had three courses. The chocolate brownie sundae was lovely but don't eat too much beforehand.
We plan to return when we are in the area again.