REVEALED: The Ashfield food outlets with the worst hygiene ratings

They Viceroy restaurant in Leyland has gone from 1 star to 4 stars in food hygiene.
They Viceroy restaurant in Leyland has gone from 1 star to 4 stars in food hygiene.

Several food outlets in Ashfield have failed to reach the minimum three out of five-star food hygiene rating.

The scores - based on the latest inspections by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) suggest “urgent improvement” is necessary.

Ratings are based on how food is handled, the condition and cleanliness of the premises and how the business ensures food is kept safe.

In total, 19 outlets in Ashfield failed to reach the minimum three out of five-star rating last year.

However, several other outlets were awarded five-star “very good” hygiene ratings.

Greenwood Primary and Nursery School, on Middle Lane, was given a two-star hygiene rating.

Helen Fifoot, School Catering Team Manager at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Around 90% of Nottinghamshire County Council-run school kitchens have 4 or 5 star hygiene ratings from their local district or borough councils.

“Where standards fall below this level, without exception it is related to the age or condition of the school building – not any failing in our systems or poor performance by catering staff.

“The last assessment at Greenwood Primary School was carried out nine months ago and since then, we have invested in the region of £35,000 to resolve the issues identified. Improvements have included painting, repairs and equipment replacement.

A spokesman for the FSA said: “It’s the things you can’t see - like germs spread by bad hygiene practices- that you need to consider.

“There’s one easy way to set your mind at rest - check the food hygiene rating.”

For a full list of food hygiene scores for Ashfield, visit HERE.

One-star rating (major improvement necessary)

Best One Supermarket, 37-39 Downing Street, Sutton In Ashfield (last inspection: 20 October 2014).

Fair Price, Garden News, 1 Lucknow Drive, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 22 May 2013).

Kirkby Balti House, 27 Kingsway, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 04 November 2014).

Marmaris Pizza, 104 Lowmoor Road, Kirkby-In-Ashfield (last inspection: 22 October 2014).

Sutton Buffet, Boltons Furniture, 102-104 Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 14 December 2013).

The Ashwood Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 05 February 2014).

The Hungry Hut, B And Q Warehouse, Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 26 August 2014).

Woo Hing, 9 Sutton Road, Huthwaite (last inspection: 20 May 2014).

Two-star rating (improvement necessary)

Best Food & Wine, 19 Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 04 June 2013).

Brookside House, 35 Wagstaff Lane, Jacksdale (last inspection: 13 January 2014).

Bull and Butcher, 8 Alfreton Road, Selston (last inspection: 02 May 2013).

Cafe Ilachi, 19 King Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 06 November 2014).

Costcutter, 1 The Oval, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 22 April 2014).

Greenwood Primary And Nursery School, Middle Lane, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 26 March 2014).

Kirkby Convenience Store, 43 Central Avenue, Kirkby-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 16 July 2014).

Outram Store, 69 Outram Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 25 April 2014).

Top Chef, 1 Leamington Buildings, Sutton-in-Ashfield (last inspection: 30 May 2013).

Woodend Inn, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite (last inspection: 29 April 2013).