Clean sweep for Dacorum food venues after latest round of hygiene inspections

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It’s good news for the Dacorum dining scene after food venues were awarded a clean sweep by hygiene inspectors.

Six establishments were given five star ratings by the Food Standards Agency – the highest rating available, meaning ‘outstanding’.

They include two restaurants, cafes or canteens:

A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. Image: Victoria JonesA Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. Image: Victoria Jones
A Food Standards Agency rating sticker on a window of a restaurant in central London. Image: Victoria Jones

• Rated 5: Gallery Cafe Bar at Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; rated on December 29

• Rated 5: Relish at Maylands Business Centre, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; rated on December 28

And three ratings have been handed to pubs, bars or nightclubs:

• Rated 5: The Rex Cinema Berkhamsted at Rex Cinema, High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire; rated on December 29

• Rated 5: The Robin Social Club at The Robin Hood Social Club, Robin Hood Meadow, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; rated on December 29

• Rated 5: Bennetts End Community Assoc. Bar at Bennetts End Community Centre, Leys Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; rated on December 21

Plus one rating for a takeaway:

• Rated 5: Great Wall Chinese Food at 36 Bennetts Gate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; rated on December 28

The FSA scheme gives businesses a rating from five to zero which is displayed at the premises and online so you can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

Rating system:

5 – hygiene standards are very good

4 – hygiene standards are good

3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory

2 – some improvement is necessary

1 – major improvement is necessary

0 – urgent improvement is required