Lincoln corner shop slapped with one hygiene rating

Update: The City of Lincoln Council has since told The Lincolnite that the Super Stop shop actually received a one out of five hygiene rating. The shop was given a zero out of five hygiene rating because of an “administrative error.”


A Lincoln corner shop has been hit with a one out of five hygiene rating just under a year after it was raided for selling a “large quantity” of illegal cigarettes.

Super Stop, based at 74 Monks Road on the corner of Arboretum Avenue, needs to make major improvements to improve its rating.

Inspectors told the shop owner that they needed to make “major improvements” in hygienic food handling and the management of food safety, whilst also making “improvements” to the cleanliness of the building.

The rating is one of the lowest in the city. The Milana shop, on the lower High Street, is the only other business with a zero food hygiene rating.

Boxes of cigarettes were discovered in the ceiling.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police raided Super Stop in October 2018 and found illegal cigarettes hidden in the ceiling.

The Lincolnite was not able to reach the shop for comment at the time of writing, and the shop is listed as permanently closed on Google.