A SIXTEENTH century pub near Stroud received a new hygiene grade. 

The Bell Inn, located in Selsley, near Stroud, was handed a five-out-of-five rating after assessment on April 12.

Food hygiene ratings reflect the hygiene standards which are found on the day of inspection by the local authority - they are not a guide to food quality.

The three areas which are inspected by a food safety officer are the food handling, the conditions of the facilities and the management of food safety. 

Ratings are given on a score from 0-5, with five being the highest. 

What feedback did the Bell Inn receive? 

Hygienic food handling

Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage


Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene


Management of food safety

System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future