Food hygiene ratings are more important than ever when choosing somewhere to grab a takeaway from, so we have put together a list of takeaways and places where you can buy a sandwich or snack, with the best possible food hygiene ratings.

Food outlets across the county are routinely visited by a food hygiene inspector from the council and given a rating of zero to five.

Establishments with three consecutive five star hygiene ratings are given an 'elite' rating.

This is to show customers if a restaurant has a consistent record of achieving the top Food Hygiene score.

However, the lack of an Elite award should not bring into question in any way the compliance of a business which has already achieved the top rating - with many not having had the chance to be inspected three times - especially given the impact of the pandemic.

To build up three sets of the top rating can take more than four years.

These Stroud outlets have qualified for the Scores On The Doors Elite award by receiving three consecutive 5 star ratings:

Domino's Pizza

Unit E, Merrywalks, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1RR Rating - 5 - Elite

Eastcombe Stores

Eastcombe, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL6 7DP Rating - 5 - Elite


54 High Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AP Rating - 5 - Elite

Simpsons Fish & Chips

13 Bedford Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1AY Rating - 5 - Elite


Chipmans Platt, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 3SQ Rating - 5 - Elite

The Goods Shed Cafe

Stroud Railway Station, Station Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 3AP Rating - 5 - Elite

Trafalgar Takeaway

27 High Street, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire GL10 2NG Rating - 5 - Elite