The Half Moon is a charming country pub and restaurant found in the attractive village of Charlwood. We arrived to a friendly greeting and eagerly chose from the tantalising menu of traditional British dishes. I started with the breaded whitebait, while my dining companion plumped for the chicken liver and brandy parfait. We were certainly off to a good start. My main course of chicken breast wrapped in Parma ham was similarly accomplished. The chicken was stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, and came with crisp green beans, fondant potato and a delectable red wine jus. My partner’s pie of the week – comprising tender chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce, encased in crisp pastry – was devoured swiftly; I shall have to return to sample it for myself. We rounded things off with lightly spiced bread and butter pudding with custard, and an apple and berry crumble. Both were delicious and comforting. No wonder The Half Moon is such a hit with the locals.