Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.
The Sudbury barstools combine the beauty of medieval furniture with good quality. They are sturdier than the Sudbury Collection dining chairs. It is a pity though that the barstools are different color than the dining set of the same collection. Would be nice if there was a choice of colors for the dining set, so that people who want to have matching style furniture can pick the color to correspond with the barstools.