Wigan and Leigh eateries rated - what was their latest hygiene score?
Health inspectors have dished out top marks to more than half of Wigan’s eateries in the most recent round of food hygiene ratings.
Inspectors visited 58 food serving establishments across the borough in April 2019, checking everything from food cleanliness to staff knowledge of health and safety routines.
And 35 of these venues earned the highest possible rating of five, or “Very Good,” making a percentage of 60 per cent.
More than 22 per cent earned a “Good” score of four, while three eateries each scored three and two.
And while no business was given the dreaded score of Zero, four businesses did achieve 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 June 2019:
A Fine Kettle of Fish, Walthew Lane, Platt BridgeAsh Newsagents, 124-126 Warrington Road, LeighBargain Buys, Loire Drive, Robin ParkBetty’s Cafe, Bickershaw Lane, BickershawBrewed Boy Coffee Co, Brown Street North, LeighBulls Head, Manchester Road, AstleyCafe @ Adrenaline Escape, Marketgate Shopping Centre, WiganCircus Play, Ince Hall Avenue, InceCucina Cafe, Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane, LeighDonuts, St Helens Road, LeighFifteens of Swinley, Upper Dicconson Street, WiganFirst Steps Private Day Nursery, Kirkham Road, LeighFruity Jacks, The Galleries, WiganGreenhalgh’s, Clapgate Lane, WiganHomemade, Holden Road, LeighIt’s Pizza, Atherton Road, Hindley GreenMcColls, Wallgate, WiganMetroFresh Marsh Green Primary School, Kitt Green Road, WiganMonumental Prep Limited, Ormskirk Road, WiganMoorside Quality Butchers, Scot Lane, AspullOrian Solutions Ltd at All Saints Catholic Primary School, Hazel Grove, GolborneOrian Solutions St Catherine of Siena CP School, Cranham Avenue, LowtonParsons Walk Nursery, Parsons Walk, WiganPosthouse, Orrell Road, OrrellRedwood House Childrens Nursery Ltd, Orrell Road, OrrellRetro Memories, Chapel Street, LeighWigan Infirmary, Wigan Lane, WiganRun and Jump, Caroline Street, WiganSherringtons Bar, Kenyon Road, WiganSpar, Borsdane Avenue, HindleyThe Country Store, Chorley Road, StandishThe Rolling Pin Bakery, Ormskirk Road, WiganVillage Day Nursery, Crooke Road, Standish Lower GroundWaggon & Horses, Wigan Road, LeighWigan Meat Mart, Ormskirk Road, Wigan
Dee Dee’s Family Cafe, Chapel Lane, WiganFood Box, Makinson Arcade, WiganFY Gym, Forth Street, LeighGelato House, Church Street, OrrellHindley Arms, Market Street, HindleyIceland, Worthington Way, WiganNisa, Smithy Green, InceOak Tree Inn, Belle Green Lane, IncePendle Witch Pub, Warburton Place, AthertonPremier Inn, Harrogate Street, WiganStrength And Fitness Lab, Anderton Street, InceThe Lilac Lounge Cafe, Bradshawgate, LeighThe Tearoom at Damhouse, Astley Hall Drive, Tyldesley
Costcutter, Leigh Road, AthertonFat Boys, Leigh Road, LeighHindley Green Supper Bar, Atherton Road, Hindley Green
Ambrose Day Nursery, Ambrose Avenue, LeighChris’s Off Licence, Warrington Road, AbramWellbeing Wigan CIC, Gidlow Lane, Wigan
Chunky Chick-Inn, Wigan Lane, WiganShimla Spice, Gerard Street, Ashton-In-MakerfieldTamarind, Wigan Lane, WiganWhite Horse, Standishgate, Wigan