My wife and I enjoyed yet another delicious meal at the Dering Arms on Saturday evening. We made a last minute booking and despite the fact that they were incredibly busy, after some persuasion we were 'squeezed' in. James and Penny Buss are extremely welcoming hosts and although there was a private party for a 40th wedding anniversary in full swing (some 50 guests!) and a fairly full dining room, we were greeted, shown to our table and drinks served within minutes of our arrival. The young waiting staff were very professional and attentive and we had a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. In fact, we have never failed to enjoy less than excellent service, delicious food (whether cooked by James himself or by chef Claire) and good company. The Dering Arms offers a good range of dishes from traditional pub grub at lunchtimes, plus an interesting a la carte menu and there is always a 'specials' selection of superb 'fish-with-a-twist' dishes. James offers a jolly good wine list and it is always possible to have a pretty decent wine (and champagne) by the glass. Good range of beers and local ale too. James and Penny work hard to ensure that The Dering has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and one can always be assured of interesting conversation.