I have been using this Wetherspoons for a couple of years, it has always had excellent staff with attention to detail and has always been clean. Lately though, standards have slipped. The other night when dining with family, meals came out at different times, my 2 friends finished their meals before me and while I was still eating, their plates were whisked away, they were not asked if 'everything was OK' or spoken to, a member of staff, just swept in, leant across me while I was still eating and took their plates. One of my companions asked if they were short of plates in the kitchen, we just got a shrug in response. Whilst my mixed grill was good, it had been cooked on a griddle that was in desperate need of a clean, I had scraped quite a lot of the black 'icky stuff' from my meat and wiped it onto my napkin, I mentioned to the staff member when my plate was taken that the griddle needed cleaning as there was residue on the meat, while showing him the napkin, he just shrugged and said "yeah..." Again, at no point were we asked about our meal. This used to be a great pub, but the standard of service and also the pub itself have been allowed to go downhill recently.