We have been to The Calf on a few occasions now and I have to say that since the pub has undergone a change of management, you will find that The Calf is now on the up.
I disagree with the comments about the bar staff. They are hard working individuals who happen to enjoy the atmosphere they create behind the bar. I think they are good fun to watch, and you do get served even on a Saturday night when it is 5 people deep at the bar, and judging by the amount of people at The Calf it cant be that bad.
Food is very good although I agree that the portions need to be bigger, but hey, give them a chance to come good on that as well. It takes time to build a reputation back up!