Wetherspoon Records Almost Perfect Hygiene Scores

Wetherspoon has scored an average rating of 4.99 out of 5 in the latest food hygiene rating league for its 763 pubs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) is the only independent government scheme assessing the level of hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways, clubs and cafes.

The scheme is run by local authorities.

It scores outlets 0-5, with the highest possible rating of five meaning ‘very good’ hygiene practices and safety systems in place, fully complying with the law.

The ratings of FHRS follow an independent assessment of food hygiene at the various premises, determined by local authority environmental health officers visiting outlets to assess hygiene levels.

Environmental health officers assess three areas; food hygiene and safety procedures, structural compliance; confidence in management.

Wetherspoon’s personnel and retail audit director, James Ullman, said:
“We are proud of our pubs’ hygiene ratings.

“To achieve an average rating of 4.99 out of 5 across 763 pubs is a wonderful achievement by our pub managers and staff.

“We will continue to strive to maintain the highest standards of hygiene in our pubs at all times.”