Recently I visitd with my brother. We needed to talk over some family business and thought it would be a quiet lunch. They had lost our reservation, even though I had confirmed it, and we were stuck by the kitchen. The owner felt the need to tell us he didn't feel the need to keep $8000 in tea inventory, that the previous owners didn't have anything on computer, that he had just been to Iteland and what his plane ticket cost, how he had fired several young workers as they were always late, and being a retired principal he didn't stand for that...he continued to talk about politics and other topics and would not go away. He made me so nervous and I was angry at the intrusion. I could have gotten past that if the food had been of the caliber I had come to expect in the many years I have been a customer, but the cucumber sandwich had 2 thin slices that were almost invisible, other fillings were sparse, and the bread was so dry (old) I was thankful for the tea to help swallow it. My brother said the shepards pie was the worst he had ever had there. Thankfully, the desserts were still excellent. I'll try again in the fall, but if it goes downhill anymore, I will be surprised if it stays in business. I should have known it had changed when I walked in and the pickles and mustard and other products had been removed from the front shelves, leaving it far less homey and inviting. I was so disappointed.