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64% Score Full Marks In Hygiene Ratings

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 13th, 2014.

The Wrexham area currently has no businesses with a zero food hygiene rating, with 64% inspected getting the top rating.

A rating of five means that a businesses hygiene standards are deemed to be ‘very good’, whereas a rating of zero means that improvement is both urgent and necessary. However the Food Standards Agency say that: “Any business should be able to reach this top rating.”

The Food Standards Agency says: “A new rating is given each time the business is inspected by a food safety officer from the local authority where the business is located. How often inspections take place depends on the potential risk to people’s health if something goes wrong and this depends on the type of food being handled and the type of processes that are carried out before the food is sold or served to the public.

“There is a greater risk if a business is, for example, preparing and serving or selling different types of both cooked and raw foods. These businesses are inspected more often than, for example, a small retailer selling a range of pre-packed foods that require only to be kept refrigerated.

“The time between inspections varies from six months for the highest risk business to two years for lower risk businesses. For some very low risk businesses, the interval between inspections may be greater than this.”

New inspections have taken place in and around Wrexham over the last few months, and the most recent are detailed below. The ratings listed below are accurate in relation to the last listed hygiene check on the Food Standards Agency website at the time of writing:

For the first time in a long while there are no zero scores!


  • Five Crosses Inn on Ruthin Road in Minera was inspected on the 10th March and scored 1.
  • Golden Dragon on the High Street in Coedpoeth was inspected on 27th March and scored 1.
  • Riverside Cafe by Felin Puleston was inspected on the 4th March and scored 1.
  • The Bickerton Poacher was inspected on 17 March 2014 and scored 1.

Gwastad Hall Nursing Home on Llay Road Cefn Y Bedd scored 2/5 after an inspection in March, with 12 other sites showing 2/5 scores.

The latest updates also highlight the newly inspected or reinspected places that score the full 5/5:

  • The Acton Pub on Chester Road
  • The BHS store cafe.
  • BWTRI at the Museum on Regent Street
  • Cafe De Galles on Church Street
  • Dragon City on Rhosddu Road
  • Eastern Sheraton Restaurant on the High Street in town
  • Frankie and Bennys in Eagles Meadow
  • Kristina’s on Chester Street
  • Stockwell Cafe on Stockwell Grove
  • Taste of Portugal on Kingsmills Road
  • The Crown in Llay
  • The Goulbourne pub.

Overall there are 855 inspected sites with 545 that score 5/5, and 8 sites scoring a 1/5.

Interestingly the police station scored a 5/5, so anyone who uses their er, accommodation overnight can be confident in the breakfast part of the B&B service provided.

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