We have been regular visitors to the Green Dragon in the last two or three years since it came under the control of Old English Inns, who also own the White Hart in Braintree. Food and service were always excellent. But no more. Having visited three times in the past three months it is noticeable that something has changed and it's not for the better. We had heard rumours of a decline in service and this was something we encountered on the first of our three visits when one young barmaid was trying to serve at the bar and wait tables at the same time all on her own. Eventually one of the kitchen staff helped her out but he was hardly dressed for the part. On the second and third visits it was the quality of food that also seemed to have declined. The steak and ale pie isn't what it was! More worryingly on the latter, lunchtime, visit the fire alarm kept going off but noone offered a reassuring word or even apology for the disturbance. We're a little reluctant to give the dragon a fourth chance but we'll keep an eye on other reviews and take it from there.
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