Had a lovely Friday lunch here a couple of weeks ago. Four of us went on spec, it was busy but we still got a table. Charming staff who don't take themselves too seriously. Good food, not haute-cuisine, but what do you expect for the prices charged? I have eaten here at least a dozen times since it became a gastropub about 6-7 years ago.Since the Novelli name was removed (when it was a bit up itself) and the then brief tenure of the more recent failed owners (when the food was great but service was too uptight) this is now one of my two favourite Harpenden restaurants (Bar Azita is the other). Congrats go to the current owners for getting the balance just right. Good food served by nice people at a reasonable price!