I'd forgotten just how warm and friendly and welcoming people are here, and how social they are... Properly social in proper pubs. We had dinner here, amazing food, homemade and fresh. They were so appreciative that we enjoyed our time there. No one was on their phone, everyone was having an amazing time just being with each other, talking and laughing and mixing seamlessly with strangers. This is normal here. Where I live, tips are expected. Not here. Here, the fact you enjoyed your time, enjoyed your food is enough and they sincerely enjoyed you being there. Strangers smiling and wishing us a lovely time in the country, and meaning it with genuine smiles. All this in the first hour. God I miss living here!