Wigan food hygiene ratings: latest results

The latest round of food hygiene inspections has taken place across the borough, and the results are in.

Monday, 12th November 2018, 9:22 am
Updated Monday, 12th November 2018, 1:50 pm
Food hygiene ratings

Inspectors visited 109 food serving businesses across the borough in September, and 43 of them achieved the highest possible rating of Five, or ‘Very Good’, a percentage of 39.

Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of eateries scored a Four - including Happy Hong which hit headlines last month over controversial footage of raw chicken being left out in the open behind their premises.

There were also 26 establishments treading the middle ground with a rating of Three.

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The Holts Arms, Billinge

At the other end of the scales, two venues were scored Zero, the lowest possible rating, the Holts Arms in Billinge and Freddy’s Chicken and Pizza in Leigh.

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.

Happy Hong

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.

The Dog and Partridge, Wallgate

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 November 2018:


All or Muffin, 1 Albion Street, LeighBrewers Fayre - Wheatlea Park, Warrington Road, WiganBridgewaters, 41 St Helens Road, LeighButtyful, 61 Market Street, HindleyCaffeina, Pennington Hall Park, Pennington Avenue, LeighCompass (Job Centre plus), 2-10 Windermere Road, LeighDaisy Cake Delights, Private address: registered with Wigan local authorityDog and Partridge, 26 Wallgate, WiganDomino’s Pizza, 23 Market Street, StandishDW Stadium Catering, Loire Drive, Robin ParkElaines Cakes & Buffets, Private address: registered with Wigan local authorityGarswood House, Wentworth Road, Ashton-In-MakerfieldHaigh Hall Cafe, Copperas Lane, HaighIceland, Gerard Street, Ashton-In-MakerfieldJordans Fish & Chips, 10 Gathurst Lane, ShevingtonKitt Green Chippy, 228a City Road, Wigan La Sentidos Loca, 14 Market Street, WiganLisa’s Butty Box, 47 Scot Lane, AspullListers Butchers, Ellesmere Street, LeighLittle Foxes Wigan, Billinge Road, HighfieldLyndhurst, College Street, LeighMaries Cafe, Clayton Street, WiganMetroFresh (Douglas Valley Nursery School), Turner Street, WiganMetroFresh Holy Family Rc J & I, Wigan Street, Platt BridgeMetroFresh Leigh Central School, Windermere Road, LeighMetroFresh St Cuthberts Rc Junior & Infant, Thorburn Road, NorleNew Wing Lee, 47 Woodnook Road, Appley BridgeOasis Cafe, Turner Street, WiganPlaypals Childcare Ltd, Thomas Street, Hindley GreenPlaypals Childcare Ltd, Kildare Street, HindleyRichmond House Nursing Home - HC-One, Mitchell Street, LeighRobin Hood, Sandy Lane, OrrellShakerley Community Centre, 8 Cumberland Avenue, TyldesleyStarbucks, 506 Scot Lane, WiganThe Buttery Sandwich Bar and Deli, 111 Bradshawgate, LeighThe Coffee Stop at Railway Road, 23 Railway Road, LeighThe Old Bank Coffee & Wine Bar, 6 Church Street, OrrellTippings Arms, 115 Poolstock Lane, WiganTrinity United Reformed Church, Milton Grove, WiganWang’s Chinese Takeaway, 13 Orrell Road, OrrellWok’s Cooking, 111 High Street, GolborneWrightington, Wigan & Leigh Health Services, The Avenue, LeighYates, 9-13 Lord Street, Leigh

Standish Tandoori, Standish


Ashwood Residential Home, 1 Liverpool Road, Ashton-In-MakerfieldBeijing House Chinese Restaurant, 98 Liverpool Road, HindleyBirchall’s, 11 Union Street, LeighBradshawgate Cafe, 60 Bradshawgate, LeighBrian Boru Club, 55-57 Bryn Street, Ashton-In-MakerfieldBumblebees at St Pauls, Warrington Road, WiganChaus, 26 St Helens Road, LeighEast Lancs Mobile Catering Company, Private address: registered with Wigan local authorityFirs Lane Chippy, 66 Firs Lane, LeighFootprints Day Nursery, Alderfold Street, AthertonFrances Celebration Cakes, 15 Somerset Avenue, TyldesleyFresh Choice, 1 Wilcock Street, WiganFresh Choices, 213 Warrington Road, WiganGulshan, 175 Manchester Road, InceHappy Hong, 44 Bell Lane, OrrellKilhey Court Hotel, Chorley Road, StandishOur Lady Immaculate Primary School Playgroup, Downall Green Road, Ashton-In-MakerfieldPeters Fish & Chips Chinese Takeaway, 196 Poolstock Lane, Worsley MesnesSt George’s Central CE Nursery, Lancaster Avenue, TyldesleySt Johns Pre School, St John Street, WiganSt Peter’s Pavilion, Hurst Street, HindleyStandish Cricket Club, Green Lane, StandishSubway, 45 Bradshawgate, LeighSuper Booze Mini Market, 114 Etherstone Street, LeighT&T Sargeant, 57-59 Leigh Road, LeighThe Coffee Shop, 3 Fleet Street, PembertonThe Trawlerman, 6 Woodhouse Drive, WiganWigan Rugby Union Football Club, Wingates Road, HaighWigan Youth Zone Canteen, 1 Parsons Walk, Wigan


Atherton Fish Bar, 119a Car Bank Street, AthertonBap, 28 Standishgate, WiganBruccianis, The Galleries, WiganClunans, New Market Street, WiganDe Niros, 118 Elliott Street, TyldesleyEngland & Sons, 216 Upholland Road, BillingeHealth Shack, 121 Bradshawgate, LeighHome to Roost, 62 Warrington Road, Platt BridgeKebab King, 86 Wigan Lane, WiganKings Amusements, 32-36 Standishgate, WiganKrunchy’s Chicken, 79 Railway Road, LeighMama Pizza, 77 High Street, GolborneMarket Snack Bar, 7 Stanley Street, TyldesleyNew Lodge Pre School, New Lodge, SwinleyNorth West Roller Sports, Bolton Road, AthertonOlympic Fish & Chips, 125 Mosley Common Road, TyldesleyPizza Bar, 3 Tyldesley Road, AthertonPizza Hot, 53 Spa Road, AthertonPomodoro, 32 St Pauls Avenue, Worsley MesnesRay Fisher & Sons Meats, 121 Warrington Road, LeighStandish Tandoori Ltd, 20 Pole Street, StandishTaphouse, 119 Market Street, AthertonTastie Fillings, 104 Darlington Street East, WiganThe Off Licence, 88 St Helens Road, LeighThe Pavilion, Mesnes Park Terrace, WiganWonder Wok Chinese Takeaway, 276 Billinge Road, Wigan


Kirk Off Licence, 41 Kirkhall Lane, LeighOnly Foods and Sauces, Wallwork Road, AstleySpring Deer Restaurant, 176-178 Elliott Street, TyldesleyTop Nosh, 122a Elliott Street, Tyldesley


Anika Indian Takeaway, 46 Wigan Lane, WiganNN Brothers Ltd, 4-4a Chantry Walk, Ashton-In-MakerfieldPemberton Stores, 12-14 Bulteel Street, WiganPizza Pier, 77 King Street, LeighTandoori Pot, 5 Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield


Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza, Corner Lane, LeighHolts Arms, Crank Road, Billinge