Everything as expected in a chain pub but the only negative I would say is the food menu isn't exactly Irish. There's a few American style dishes, English dishes and a couple of Irish dishes. The old Colcannon and Irish sausages seemed a poor imitation. Think M&B need to up their game of this brand is to continue to be Irish.
The bar staff were good and knowledgeable and happy to chat. Once it got very busy that changed but being in the trade I'd expect nothing less of my own staff.