Hygiene ratings - latest results

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

Experts from the Food Standards Agency visited 63 food-serving premises in August, and 28 of them were awarded the highest possible score of five, a standard of “very good”, a percentage of 44.

Food hygiene results

Food hygiene results

Related: This is how unhygienic a food outlet has to be get a zero-star rating

Pepper Lane Chippy and The Pie Shop, both on the same street in Standish, were among some of the top rated establishments.

La Sentidos Loca was dealt a blow in July when it was one of three places given a score of one.

But the town centre Tex-Mex restaurant quickly turned its fortunes around, bouncing back with the highest possible score of five stars after a follow-up inspection.

La Sentidos Loca

La Sentidos Loca

There were 11 establishments which received a rating of four, making up 17.4 per cent of the total inspections.

In the town centre, three venues on the same road, Wallgate, were all inspected in the same month, with Little 15 getting a Five and Chicken Pops scoring a three, while Pizza King scored two.

On the other end of the scale were Farz’s and Wok Wok Chinese takeaway, which with their scores of zero, were deemed to require urgent improvement.

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.

Tsang's Chippy

Tsang's Chippy

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.

John Mather Butchers

John Mather Butchers

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 October 2018:


Wok Wok Chinese takeaway

Wok Wok Chinese takeaway

C-TEC (Computionics Limited), Challenge Way, Martland Park

Chefx Ltd, Chapel Street, Pemberton

Crazy Foods, Wigan Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield

Greenacres, Green Lane, Standish

Heron Day Nursery, Brick Kiln Lane, Swinley

John Mather Butchers, Ormskirk Road, Newtown

La Sentidos Loca, Market Street Wigan

Little 15, Wallgate, Wigan

Mather's Sandwich Bar, Bolton Road, Ashton-In-Makerfield

Mediterranean Pizza & Kebabs, Garswood Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield

Mrs Lyon's Tea Room,High Street, Standish

Mrs Lyon's Tea Room, Bradley Lane, Standish

Muffin Man, Park Road, Wigan

Oriental Palace, Wigan Road, Leigh

Palace Chef, Market Street, Hindley

Pepper Lane Chippy, Pepper Lane, Standish

Pit Whistle Tea Room, Higher Green Lane, Astley

Pizza Hut Delivery, Market Street, Leigh

PostCake, Private address: registered with Wigan local authority

Red Door Bistro, College Avenue, Wigan

Red Lion Hotel, Westleigh Lane, Leigh

Robertino, Lancaster Road, Hindley

Sephtons Newsagent, Bryn Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield

Sophisticake, Alfred Street, Platt Bridge

Tesco Extra Leigh (Staff Canteen), Derby Street, Leigh

Tesco Family Dining, Cross Street, Hindley

The Pie Shop, Pepper Lane, Standish

Tsangs Chippy, Darlington Street East, Wigan

What The Fudge, Newton Gardens, Lowton


Chapel Green Chippy, Chapel Green Road, Hindley

Co-Op Late Shop, Church Street, Orrell

Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC, Manchester Road, Leigh

McColls, Gadfield Grove, Atherton

Muffin Break, The Grand Arcade, Wigan

Munch Cafe & Sandwich Bar, Wigan Lane, Wigan

Queens Hall Coffee Bar, Market Street, Wigan

Running Horses, St James Road, Orrell

Traditional English, Market Street, Atherton

Velocity Leisure Limited, Caxton Close, Wheatlea Industrial Estate

Veronica's Snack Shack, Atherton Road, Hindley Green


Canal Duke, Stour Road, Tyldesley

Chicken Korner, Elliott Street, Tyldesley

Chicken Pops, Wallgate, Wigan

Pachinos Pizza, Elliott Street, Tyldesley

Primo Pizza and Past, Broxton Avenue, Orrell

Seven Seas Fish and Chip Restaurant, Wigan Lane, Wigan

Shan Shan, Sale Lane, Tyldesley

Shepherds Inn, Newton Road Lowton

Suhana Indian Restaurant, High Street, Golborne

Sunbeams Day Nursery, Bolton Old Road, Atherton

Supreme Mini Market, Ribble Road, Platt Bridge


Deli-Licious, Bridge Street, Golborne

Fusion Grill, Chapel Street, Leigh

Pizza King, Wallgate, Wigan

Sandwich Station, Bolton Road, Atherton

The Golden Dragon, Preston Road, Standish


Cafe Elliott, Elliott Street, Tyldesley

Ince Convenience Wigan Store, Manchester Road, Ince

Tasty Bites, Royal Arcade, Wigan

The Chicken Shop, Bryn Street, Ashton-In-Makerfield

Wigan Pizza, Frog Lane, Wigan


Farz's, High Street, Golborne

Wok Wok Chinese Takeaway, Westleigh Lane, Leigh