The whole building had been redecorated inside and had only just re-opened. Therefore everything was clean and tidy and in good order. Our bedroom had a new en suite shower room which was first class. There was also a very comfortable bed, a large wardrobe/cupboard for clothes and suitcases, tea making facilities, a modern TV and a couple of easy chairs. The only downside was that the room was a little small.
Breakfast and dinner were served in the downstairs bar and dining room which was obviously popular with the locals as it was always busy. The food was very good, with a wide menu and not over-priced. The local real ale was an added benefit.
The proprietor and staff were always friendly and attentive.
There was ample on-site parking and a separate door for guests (once booked in) which avoided having to go through the bars.
The only negative aspect was that all the bedrooms are on the first floor and access is via a narrow and fairly steep staircase. Anyone with mobility problems would have a problem.
Overall, a very enjoyable stay in a good country inn. We would certainly go back to visit if we were in the area, if only to try another of the splendid home-made pies.