A village pub near Lincoln has seen its food hygiene rating soar up from one to a much improved score of four.
The White Hart, located on Church Street in Carlton-Le-Moorland, had the highest possible score of five in March 2016 and February 2019, before falling down to one after an inspection by North Kesteven District Council in July this year.
It was deemed that major improvement was needed in hygienic food handling and the management of food safety, so the pub took urgent action and the owner is happy to see the rating back up to a higher score.
Business owner Jan Zadora told The Lincolnite that inspectors returned on September 18 and gave them “full marks” as they could only be awarded a four at the time, but he is confident of returning to a score of five in January.
He said: “The truth is the work required was done within hours with it primarily being paperwork.
“We then had to wait patiently and on the Food Standard Agency’s return we received full marks.
“It’s been a tough learning curve, with it being our first business and such interesting times, but we are quickly regaining the lost ground and continue to produce fine foods from fresh and locally sourced produce.”
North Kesteven District Council also confirmed the recently improved rating to The Lincolnite.