I’m not sure who the owner is but the 2 people that served us were both extremely friendly and polite and the food was great. There were 2 other groups there both with a child each, running around the place with no issue.
It wasn’t busy so the atmosphere wasn’t ‘buzzing’. But that was ok with me, as I just wanted to have a nice lunch with my wife. Which is exactly I what I got.
The Beer Garden is back open with the sunshine and I must say it's pretty spectacular. Was full last weekend with drinkers and diners and music. Also, very good news for non-smokers, there is No Smoking in the Beer Garden
The owner has always been very friendly and pleasant to me when I've been in there. He's even come and done table service a couple of times when it hasn't been busy. It's a real gem of a pub in my opinion - peaceful walled garden in an area that has few, woodfired pizza, local beers on tap.