By contrast to the tastefully cosy pub section, the restaurant is modern, light and airy, in an extended part of the building. Service was cordial. My three companions all had pate to start, which they enjoyed, and a roast beef dinner as a main course with lots of accompaniments on the plate including cauliflower cheese. One said that the mashed swede was slightly cold. They were able to choose how well done they wanted their beef and overall they were highly satisfied. Despite lavish promises of a special vegan order when I booked two weeks in advance, my vegan choices were very limited, as there was only one starter and one main suitable for vegans and my starter of tambouleh and courgette ribbons just had the haloumi omitted without any price reduction. Still, it was fresh, piquant and well presented. My main dish of excellently flavoured Thai red curry and very small rice portion was delicious. If I’d wanted a pudding, hard luck unless I opted for prosecco sorbet which I’d have preferred in between the starter and main. Very good value at about £120 for four people including several drinks each. Samuel Adams Boston lager is served in two thirds of a pint glasses and was perfection.