Hygiene ratings - How many stars has your favourite eatery been awarded?
Health inspectors have dished out top marks to more than 65 per cent of Wigan’s eateries in the most recent round of hygiene ratings.
Surprise visits were made at 78 food serving establishments across the borough in February, and ratings of Four and Five were handed out to 51 of them.
There were 36 venues awarded the highest possible rating of Five, while 15 earned a Four.
On the opposite end of the scale, one eatery, Kaths Cosy Cafe in Ashton, was the unlucky recipient of the dreaded Zero score, while seven establishments achieved the second-lowest rating of One.
Businesses that serve food are rated on how hygienically it is handled; how it is prepared, cooked, reheated, cooled and stored; the condition of the structure of the buildings; the cleanliness, lay-out, lighting, ventilation and other facilities, as well as how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.
The information provided on businesses is held on behalf of local authorities participating in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland.
The inspections continue throughout the year, with rating designed to provide reassurance to customers.
A five-star rating is top of the scale, and means the hygiene standards are very good and fully comply with the law.
A four rating means standards are “good, “three” indicates a “generally satisfactory” performance, while “some improvement is necessary” for venues sporting a rating of two. Anywhere with a rating of one requires major improvement, and zero ratings demand “urgent improvement”.
Establishments are also judged on food-handling practices and procedures and temperature control, as well as its structural compliance, such as cleanliness, lay-out, condition of structure, lighting, ventilation and facilities.
Credit is also given for confidence in management, which is graded on the performance of those in charge of the establishment and issues such as how well guidelines are understood by the workforce, as well as things such as the track record of the company and complaint history.
All ratings were correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of April 2019:
Annie’s Bakery, Private addressB & M Retail Ltd, Gerard Street, Ashton-In-MakerfieldCake by Lola, 31 Yarnside Close, AthertonCest La Vie Catering, Private addressColliers Arms, 105 Sale Lane, TyldesleyCountry Larder, The Galleries, WiganDoing Bits Street Food and Desserts Ltd, 54 Heath Street, GolborneFormby’s, 146 Wigan Road, HindleyFreemasons Arms, 1-6 Clapgate Lane, WinstanleyGoody Udders, 21 Garside Grove, WiganHolly Tree Day Nursery, 9 Tracks Lane, BillingeJanette Nicholls, Ledgard Avenue, Leigh Sports VillageKates Kindergarten, 74 Smith’s Lane, HindleyKFC, 1 Smithy Green, InceLily & Arthur’s, 37 Mesnes Road, SwinleyLittle Acorns Private Day Nursery, 279 Bolton Road, AthertonMcColl’s, 406 Manchester Road, AstleyMetrofresh Orrell Newfold Community Primary School, St James Road, OrrellMiller and Carter Steakhouse (Mitchells & Butlers), 322 Newton Road, LowtonMontrose Hall, Sherwood Crescent, WiganMr Wang’s Restaurant, 70 Frog Lane, WiganMrs Brown’s Bakery, 12 Glastonbury Road, TyldesleyPem Butty Box, 1 Smethurst Lane, PembertonPerola Do Mar, 98 Railway Road, LeighPower Kitchen, Great George Street, WiganQueens Service Station (Subway and Londis), East Lancashire Road, TyldesleyReal Ale Revolution, Holmes House Avenue, WiganRed Robin, 1 Anjou Boulevard, WiganRedwood House Childrens Nursery Ltd, 128 Orrell Road, OrrellRelish, Private addressRoom Four Ltd, 58 Legh Street, GolborneRyecroft Rare Breeds, Brocstedes Road, Ashton-In-MakerfieldSt Lukes Parish Hall, 10 Lodge Road, OrrellSummat to Ate, 48-50 Market Street, HindleyThe Westleigh School, Westleigh Lane, LeighTyldesley Primary School Before and After School Club, Ennerdale Road, TyldesleyYong Fung, 6 Warrington Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield
ABC Pre-School Ltd, Leigh Road, AthertonBindi of Aspull, Wigan Road, AspullBizee Kidz, 2a Worsley Street, WiganCanon Sharples After School Club and Breakfast Club, WhelleyChimney Stack Cakes, Private addressGaskells Fish and Chips, 156 St James Road, OrrellJunes Farmhouse BBQ, New Market Street, WiganLeigh St Johns Before and After School Club, Kirkhall Lane, LeighLittle Dolphin Play Group, Astley Street, TyldesleyOvendoor, New Market Street, WiganPatsons Supermarket, 196 Beech Hill Avenue, WiganSainsburys, Parsonage Way, LeighTasty Snacks, 160 Manchester Road, InceThe Whistling Wren, Turner Way, Leigh Sports VillageTotally Baked, 17 Squires Lane, Tyldesley
Blend ‘n Shake, 64 Gerard Street, Ashton-In-MakerfieldCharlie Park Indoor Play Area, Bolton Road, AthertonContinental Pizza, 280 Wigan Road, Ashton-In-MakerfieldFortune Palace, 103-105 Market Street, AthertonLittle People Day Nursery, Holly Road, AspullPeking Palace, 147 Poolstock, WiganPoacher’s Arms, Holmes House Avenue, WiganPotters Bar, Church Street, StandishSt Judes Pre School, Tyrer Avenue, Worsley MesnesStadium Chippy, 300a Woodhouse Lane, Beech HillTamarind Table, 31a-33a Leigh Road, LeighThe Allotment, 200 Wigan Lane, Wigan
Beehive Community Centre, Lindale Road, WorsleyChan’s, 131 Manchester Road, TyldesleyChilli, 63 Chapel Street, LeighHealthy at Home, Private addressSpoons Cafe/Deli, 4 Woodhouse Drive, WiganTopnosh Queen of Catering, 85 High Street, Golborne
Beestons Bakery, 45 Walthew Lane, HindleyBlue Spice, 51 Walthew Lane, Platt BridgeFamilial Pizzeria, 47 Walthew Lane, Platt BridgeHomemade, 158 Holden Road, LeighMr Pizza, 57 Chapel Street, LeighPemberton Fish Bar, 613 Ormskirk Road, PembertonSpice Essence, 4 Moss Lane, Platt Bridge
Kaths Cosy Cafe, 2 Garswood Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield