TWO East Staffordshire pubs are celebrating after receiving praise by the borough council’s environmental health team for good food hygiene practice.
The Jinnie Inn, in Station Road, Rolleston On Dove and The Bell Inn, in Main Road, Anslow were both awarded five stars following inspections on April 8.
The team found very little wrong in each of the three sub-categories that make up the report – food hygiene and safety, structure and cleaning and confidence in management/control procedures – meaning that they were awarded the top marks.
Sarah Barlea, landlady at the Jinnie Inn told the Mail: “We had a five star rating on our last inspection and we pride ourselves on our cleanliness.
“It’s important for us that we maintain a professional practice in the kitchen, but also it’s good for customers to know that they’re coming somewhere that is hygienic. It’s a dangerous world if you don’t know what you’re doing as you could give somebody food poisoning.”
Only minor issues were raised in both inspections with staff at The Jinnie Inn asked to clean shelving units and replace some of the jugs being used. Inspectors also stated that the seal of one of the sinks must be replaced. At The Bell Inn, inspectors asked for some gaps in a wall to be blocked to limit the chances of pests entering the store room.
Kevin Woodyet, landlord at The Bell Inn said that maintaining a good food hygiene rating can also be seen as an effective advertising tool. He said: “Before I came here I worked at the Spirit group and we always liked to maintain high standards.
“If you’re serious about what you’re doing then it’s important that you stay on top of your game and keep the kitchen clean.”