Tried this as an alternative venue and was pleasantly surprised.
Lovely old building with a huge inglenook, proudly boasting a roaring log fire - just what I needed as it was snowing heavily outside!
Despite arriving early, lunch orders were taken quickly and accurately, with food arriving hot and very promptly. Service was pleasant and attentive.
The steak sandwich I ordered was absolutely first class, with a beautifully tender, perfectly cooked piece of meat and a wonderful onion marmalade. The accompanying chips were rather darker than one expects, but clearly hand cut and with a glorious texture to them. My companion's gammon egg and chips was again perfectly cooked and well presented, with a good quality slice of gammon which had been well trimmed. Really couldn't fault the food at all!! The portions here are very generous, but the menu includes a lighter option comprising a slightly smaller helping at a lower cost - unless you're ravenously hungry, that really would suit most appetites!
Arguably the menu is on the dearer side of average, but as a venue this is head and shoulders above standard pub fayre and in a completely different league to certain restaurant chains I could mention - no sign of a salad cart anywhere here!