Food hygiene rating scheme

Information for businesses

We participate in the nationwide Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) to publicise food hygiene ratings. Food outlets such as restaurants, takeaways, cafes and pubs are inspected by officers to check that the hygiene standards meet legal requirements.

The standards found are then rated from zero (meaning urgent improvement needed) to a top rating of five (very good).

The Food Standards Agency provide detailed resources and guidance for businesses about the scheme

There are safeguards to help ensure all food outlets are treated fairly. If you have been inspected, and have a concern over your rating, you can request an appeal with in 21 days of the inspection, please use our online form to lodge an appeal.

If you believe you can attain a higher rating, you can request a rescore inspection.  Please visit our request a rescore inspection page.