I have been to The Barge a couple of times and the food and atmostphere have always been ok. Not great but ok. I went with a friend on Friday and we went in early for a coffee with a view to having some lunch. We were served our coffee, without a smile and told we could sit anywhere we wanted so we did. When we did ask for a menu we were told we could have a menu but that we would have to move as someone had just booked and requested the table we were sitting at .. so could we move .. so we did .. to The Hawk ! You don't ask customers to move unless the table was previously reserved as far as I am concerned.
Bad day perhaps but we wont be going back.