It is not often I see several main courses on a menu that I really fancy but I can look forward to returning here and trying the others that I didn't choose on this occasion. You do tend to wonder where you are when you walk in the front door. There are several quite different areas to choose from. The bar is warm and friendly with small tables and comfy furniture left probably wherever the last occupants left them and it's all pleasantly traditional. We chose to eat in the main restaurant area which was a good idea - later in the evening the bar had filled up and I cannot imagine we'd have been able to have any conversation at the table offered there with locals making a great deal of noise!
Really good service from all the staff there, even bringing the boards from the bar through to remind us of the various specials that day and the selection of pies that was impressive indeed.
The three of us each chose a different starter, main course and dessert so you'd expect out of 8 or 9 dishes there might have been one that was merely average but every one was really, really good. Just the right quantity and really brilliant quality. Lamb, rib of beef and a superb chicken, ham and mushroom pie all were a delight.
I liked the comparative peace of the restaurant area and I do hope enough people go to keep the place going as there were only a couple of other tables occupied that Thursday evening.
Prices were very reasonable and I was more than happy to pay the average £25 per head which included a few drinks too.
I shall definitely be recommending this place and visiting again. Just beware of that table in the bar if it gets busy!