It was a standout month for Wigan’s food establishments, with an impressive 72 per cent of the venues inspected in March being rated “Good” or “Very Good.”
Out of the 59 takeaways, restaurants, schools, pubs and cafes inspected last month across the borough, 36 achieved the top two scores of Five and Four.
There were 27 eateries awarded a “Very Good” score of Five, with nine awarded a “Good” score of Four.
The figures come as a boost for the borough after it was revealed in February that Wigan’s food establishments have been getting the worst ratings in the North West.
A massive 38 per cent were then rated three (generally satifactory) or below, whereas in Bury, the figure was only nine per cent.
In the latest round of inspections Kilhey Court Hotel in Standish figures among the four-star inspections, in a turnaround from its previous score of one, which it was given as recently as November.
A combined total of 12 venues made up the middle ground of scores of three and two - with eight receiving “generally satisfactory” three scores, and four getting “improvement necessary” verdicts with their ratings of two.
However, the number of places requiring “major improvement” doubled from last month.
Two venues were scored just one (major improvement necessary), up from a single establishment in February.
Venues scoring the second-lowest rating included KNS Food & Wine on Yew Tree Avenue, Atherton, and Costcutter on Manchester Road, Astley, a stone’s throw away from Astley & Tyldesley Luncheon Club, which achieved a Five star rating in the same round of inspections.
For the fourth consecutive month, no inspections resulted in a Zero star rating.
Businesses that serve food are rated on a scale of zero to five 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.
Establishments are also marked on food-handling practices and procedures and temperature control, as well as its structural compliance, such as cleanliness, layout, condition of structure, lighting, ventilation and facilities.
Businesses are also marked on confidence in management, which is graded on the performance of those in charge 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.
The latest ratings were correct on the Food Standards Agency website as of April.
ABC Pre-School Ltd Leigh Road Atherton Manchester M46 0PA
Astley & Tyldesley Luncheon Club at Pensioner Centre 356 Manchester Road Astley Tyldesley Manchester M29 7DY
B&M Stores Worthington Way Wigan WN3 6XA
Bargain Booze 167 Poolstock Lane Worsley Mesnes Wigan WN3 5HW
Bengal Curry Pot 1-3 Gerard Street Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 9AG
Casa Carlos 98 Standishgate Wigan WN1 1XA
Courtyard Cafe 5-7 Jaxons Court Hallgate Wigan WN1 1LR
F King (Wigan) Ltd Princess Street Wigan WN3 4HW
Indian Spice 152 Market Street Hindley Wigan WN2 3AY
It’s Pizza 796 Atherton Road Hindley Green Wigan WN2 4SB
Jenny Bs Kitchen 46 Churchfield Shevington Wigan WN6 8BE
McColls 13-15 Fleet Street Wigan WN5 0DU
MetroFresh Our Lady Immaculate Primary School Downall Green Road Ashton-In-Makerfield Wigan WN4 0LZ
Papa Johns 13 Darlington Street Wigan WN1 1DL
Pem Butty Box 1 Smethurst Lane Pemberton Wigan WN5 8BG
Power Kitchen Great George Street Wigan WN3 4DL
Queens Service Station East Lancashire Road Tyldesley Manchester M28 1BT
Red Robin 1 Anjou Boulevard Wigan WN5 0UJ
Sugar Rush Private address: registered with Wigan local authority WN7
Summat to Ate 48-50 Market Street Hindley Wigan WN2 3AN
The Bridge 87 King Street Leigh WN7 4LJ
The Cake House 70 Beech Hill Lane Wigan WN6 7SB
The Jigsaw Club Kelvin Grove Wigan WN3 6SP
Vee & L Convenience Store 164 Holden Road Leigh WN7 1HA
Westleigh Lodge Care Home - HC-One Nel Pan Lane Leigh WN7 5JT
Wigan & Leigh Health Services The Avenue Leigh WN7 1HS
Woondal Xpress 129 Mosley Common Road Worsley Manchester M28 1AH
Golborne Fry 126 Lowton Road Golborne Warrington WA3 3HU
H Patel 689 Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1TN
Home Bargains Parsonage Way Leigh WN7 5SJ
Kilhey Court Hotel Chorley Road Standish Wigan WN1 2XN
Patsons Supermarket 196 Beech Hill Avenue Wigan WN6 7QA
Price’s Cakes & Pies Private address: registered with Wigan local authority M29
Ross’s Cafe Private address: registered with Wigan local authority WN2
St John’s CE Primary School Breakfast Club St John Street Wigan WN5 0DT
T&T Sargeant 57-59 Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1QZ
Costcutter 355-357 Leigh Road Atherton Manchester M46 0PW
H Pimblett (Golborne) 28 Heath Street Golborne Warrington WA3 3AD
Leigh Sports Village Company Sale Way Leigh Sports Village Leigh WN7 4JY
Marieanne’s Butty Bar 539-541 Atherton Road Hindley Green Wigan WN2 4QF
Mr Ali Patel 263 Firs Lane Leigh WN7 4TJ
Nisa 6 Smithy Green Ince Wigan WN2 2AT
Standish Tandoori Ltd 20 Pole Street Standish WN6 0HP
The Pavilion Mesnes Park Terrace Wigan WN1 1TU
Chunky Chick-Inn 55 Wigan Lane
Wigan WN1 2LF
Koi Japanese Cuisine 2a Leigh Road Leigh WN7 1QL
Supreme Mini Market 27 Ribble Road Platt Bridge Wigan WN2 5EU
The Food Company 200 Orrell Road Orrell Wigan WN5 8HQ
Costcutter 408 Manchester Road Astley Tyldesley M29 7DY
KNS Food & Wine 1a Yew Tree Avenue Atherton Manchester M46 0HH