Also been in and the new management couple were friendly and welcoming. Must say that the refurbishment is very very well done, with a new stone floor; which looks stunning. The front wall paper is a light brown which is fine and looks good with the new paint. The pictures in the front part are not as good as the previous ones. The new wall looks stunning and the wall paper is again very striking. The snug has had a new makeover.
The new wall does however make the next room rather small, and wouldn't like to be sitting in it when the fire is lit. The top section is probably the restaurant area. Obviously still working on the stable entrance and so makes the beer garden small for the moment. Not sure I agree with the light fittings, some up and some down. But overall a brilliant job Humphrey and hope that you do others out as well in the future.
Also now has the full range of beer in and also surprisingly the Best Bitter.
Was told that you could stand at the bar, and the dress code is not strict, as some people were suggesting. Also running the destination style menu.
Not sure that I can make the weekend Ian, as I am going to a managers leaving do the day before.
Please note that I couldn't take any photos due to a large number of brewery staff and management around whilst I was in the pub.