We arrived for lunch and got the overriding impression that Offley Place was a tired country golf club. Service was friendly and efficient to start and after drinks in the Bar, we were shown to the dining area. It was nice enough, but looking out from our table to the gardens and lawn, rather prominent was the debris (ie rubbish) from what was presumably the previous day's wedding; this somewhat spoiled the view. The food was variable. Soup was bland and fatty, the crab didn't really go with the water melon, the salmon main course was good, the risotto had lovely peas and broad beans but was overpowered by cream (and it was not risotto rice) - but the roast beef was tough with not enough gravy. Extra gravy had to be requested twice. Service really got rather slow as the restaurant got busier. Next, at 2pm, guests arrived for afternoon tea while we were still having lunch - rather strange we thought - shouldn't that be served elsewhere? Then we felt like we were in a zoo. Every 10 minutes or so, what was presumably prospective wedding clients, were being showed around, "gawping" at us dining. It felt uncomfortable. Puddings took forever to arrive, and too were variable. Cheese from the local" dairy" was more like from the local supermarket - cold and ordinary. The coffee order was wrong - we couldn't be bothered to get it sorted; we just wanted to leave. Overall, we felt it expensive for what it was, and poor value. We will not be back - sorry.