Sandwell food hygiene ratings: 5 stars given to 5 venues

New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to eight of Sandwell’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

New food hygiene ratings have been awarded to eight of Sandwell’s establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

Food hygiene ratings report on the standards of food hygiene found during inspections by local authority officials.

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The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at premises and online so customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A 5-star rating means hygiene standards are very good, while 0 means urgent improvement is required.

Venues are marked on a number of factors, including the handling of food, how food is stored, how food is prepared, cleanliness of facilities and how food safety is managed.

Here are the latest ratings given to the latest 8 venues across Sandwell by the council - with 5 getting the top 5 star score.

Haden Cross Inn, Cradley Heath

Restaurants, cafes and canteens

The following rating has been given to venues classed as restaurants, cafes or canteens:

Rated 5

The Chip Tub at 41 Union Street, Wednesbury; rated on February 1

Rated 4

Giggles Play & Party, a restaurant, cafe or canteen at Unit 4 Phoniex House, High Street, Tipton was given the score after assessment on February 10, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

Pubs, bars and nightclubs

And five ratings have been handed to pubs, bars or nightclubs:

Rated 5

The Haden Cross at Haden Cross Inn, 451 Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath; rated on March 8

Cradley Heath Sports and Social Club at Cradley Heath Liberal Club, 60 Upper High Street, Cradley Heath; rated on February 18

Great Barr Conservative Club at 6a Newton Road, Great Barr; rated on February 1

Rated 4

Hamstead Social Welfare Club at Hamstead Institute, Old Walsall Road; rated on February 1

Rated 2

Royal Oak Bar And Grill at Royal Oak, 7 Dudley Port, Tipton; rated on December 10

Food Hygiene Rating Sandwell

Takeaways

Plus one rating for a takeaway:

Rated 5

Subway at 540 Bearwood Road, Smethwick; rated on January 31

It means that of Sandwell’s 273 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 187 (68%) have ratings of five and just two have zero ratings.

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