I was taken twice in the same day for business conversations here. The first time for a late afternoon meal the second simply for a pint. In the afternoon it wasn't too busy so service was pretty quick. I can't recall what I had to eat but both mine and my colleague's meals were excellent. The real ale on offer was also good. In the evening it was very full and I can imagine that food service might have been slow. But usually a pub/restaurant that is full suggests it attracts customers by the quality of its service and in this case you have to drive well out of the town too - which on a dark wet night was no joke - so it can't be that bad!