No need to reiterate the reviews about the setting and afternoon village pass.
The desire to set a superior standard is obvious in the demeanour of the staff who demonstrated that they have been well trained in the finer points of their profession.
The soup du jour was very nice but the moules were without doubt the highlight of the meal. The classic pea risotto was delicious but the portion could have served two quite easily so was not finished. Guinea fowl breast is tricky to keep moist and, alas, the kitchen did not get it quite right. Perhaps this was a timing issue with the risotto resulting in too long a hold at the pass. The quality was there however.
There seemed to be quite a few locals-who-lunch there and they all seemed to be beasting into the fish and chips with great relish so perhaps there is a lesson there.