The only negative change based on my personal opinion - a restaurant menu change. Used to be an upscale exceptional menu worth coming for dinner for a meal alone, but not anymore - now it's kind of a standard pub menu with quite a limited meal choice. The roast duck I've had was tough meat, tasteless, overall very average & disappointing.
Staying not the first time in this place and as recently the hotel changed the owners I could notice some positive and not as positive changes. Positive: nice outside seating area in a sunny day, some room renovation, free coffee/ tea/ water/ cookies in the room (incl. fresh coffee beans which is a rare thing in UK!), nearby church bells stopped ringing at night (which was really annoying and disturbing your night sleep before), very helpful and friendly reception guy - Lucan.