I have visited the Buck several times. For me, the Guinness is superb, the staff are friendly, the decor is lovely, and the food is superb.
Every day I seem to meet villagers who say to me “I hear the prices are a bit steep” ” I hear the menu isn’t too good – none of the usual things” ” I hear the portions are a bit small” ” I hear the manager isn’t very friendly” “I don’t like the new sign” etc etc……
None of them have actually been in the place to form their own opinions. Might I suggest you take the chance to do so and see what it is like. It is a lovely place, and it is OUR pub. It is open. We are lucky to have it.
If you do have any gripes or suggestions about things then why not mention them to the staff. They are open to ideas and eager to please, and the menu is changing all the time.
Hope to see you in there sometime.