I was eating out at a very country pub the other week. I’ve been there before, several years apart, with an ancient relative who only ever eats at top quality locations. Non of the spit and sawdust style for her. Any artisan activity has to be the most expensive. This pub certainly fitted that criteria. I have to say though that it was very attractive – gone was the old sunny public bar that had a long bench seat running around a large bay window. There was room to sit at a table and still have a good round of darts or two. In the other bar – more expensive by a 1p per pint, the seating was around square tables then – reminding me very much of the snug in Coronation Street in Ena Sharples’s day! The new design for this old favourite is very smart – up to date colours for the walls and glosswork. Matching high end oak dining tables – very solid and not prone to wobbling as soon as you breathed. The vast majority of the space is now aside for eating – and it gets full every sitting. The tasteful window decor too was a delight to look at, as was the vast array of artwork. Stunning!