The JD Wetherspoons in Hatfield has gained the top rating for its level of hygiene in a Welwyn Hatfield council programme.

Harpsfield Hall in Parkhouse Court was awarded a five-star rating in the Scores on the Doors programme.

Scores on the Doors aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and clubs across the borough.

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In 2022, the pub received a three-star rating, which meant it was 'Generally Satisfactory' in terms of hygiene.

The council's inspectors judge outlets on how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation at the premises is, and each business is benchmarked against the same criteria, namely: hygiene, structural compliance and confidence in management.

The pub’s manager Stephen Baldwin said: “We are delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news too.


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“Standards of hygiene at the pub are of paramount importance.

“All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pub offers its customers the highest levels of hygiene at all time and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with the five-star rating.”

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