We eat out quite a lot, so it takes something to impress us. This Restaurant had top level service, and very tasty food. We were with a range of adult ages, and we all loved the food and adored the level of service. Our waiter was local (from Maldon) and charming.
My only advice to the owners would be to smarten the car park, gardens and reception, as the first impression was weeds and a tired reception.