We went to Canbury Arms for the first time in years, and had a very nice experience . We had reserved a table outside in the very pleasant small courtyard off the dining area (it was good to see that the staff immediately asked diners who came outside to the patio to smoke not to do so and to use the bar patio at the front). We had heard mixed reports about the food over recent years, but the new chef has clearly done a great job there. The starter/ small plates menu was lovely, and we had a couple of salads and small plates to start with, all of which were excellent. The main course menu was more 'publike' (after all, it is a pub) but ours were all well-cooked and well-presented. Wines by the glass were very good, the service was excellent. We wouldn't hesitate to come back, thank you.