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Top food safety ratings for east Suffolk businesses

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 15 May 2018 | Comments

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More than 170 businesses across east Suffolk have recently been awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 - the highest level possible.

Inspections by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Council's Food and Safety Team in February and March saw a total of 177 local businesses receiving Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) ratings of '5/very good', highlighting their dedication to hygiene and excellent approach to food safety: 

Suffolk Coastal Waveney
Adnams Wine Cellar & Kitchen Store - Woodbridge ACF - Lowestoft
Adnams Store - Aldeburgh Africa Alive - Kessingland
Abbeyfield Deben Extra Care Society - Woodbridge Bob Knights Family Butcher - Beccles
Adrian Carr Catering - Martlesham Heath Brambles Nursery - Reydon
Aldeburgh Community Hospital Broadview - Lowestoft
Black Tiles Public House - Martlesham Carlton Court - Carlton Colville
Bodrum Grill - Felixstowe Carlton Hall Residential Home - Carlton Colville
Bounty Fisheries - Felixstowe Choklit - Reydon
Breezy Bakes - Felixstowe Chris's Fresh Fish - Lowestoft
Chequers Inn - Kettleburgh Christ Church Hall - Lowestoft
Chopping's Hill - Aldeburgh Cleone's Restaurant Ltd - Halesworth
Cretingham Golf - Cretingham Compass Contract Services At Buxted Chicken - Bungay
Dan's Diner @ Dan's Meadow - Martlesham

Corton Coastal Village

Eats N Treats - Felixstowe De Argentein - Halesworth
Edwards & Blake At Thomas Mills High School - Framlingham Dee's Kitchen - Barnby
Edwards And Blake At Alde Valley Academy - Leiston Edwards & Blake At Worlingham Primary School - Worlingham
Fancy's - Bramfield Edwards And Blake Ltd At Woods Loke Primary School - Lowestoft 
Fazer Food - Felixstowe Emmanuel Pre-School - Bungay 
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club Eurest Services - Lowestoft
Felixstowe Beach Park Holidays UK Eventopia - Lowestoft
Felixstowe Community Hospital Fish 'N' Chips - Lowestoft
Ferry Quay Cafe - Woodbridge Funnells Limited - Gisleham
Foulgers Dairy Ltd - Tuddenham Giardino Sparrows Nest - Lowestoft
Garrett House Residential Home - Aldeburgh Hog and Ale Experience - Gisleham
Golf Hotel - Rushmere St Andrew Home Lea Guest House - Lowestoft
Grexmor - Felixstowe Hollingsworth Road Fish & Chip - Lowestoft
Hamilton Fish & Chips - Felixstowe Holmwood Care Limited - Bungay
Hay Hay - Chillesford Hundred River Catering (& Farmers Market Catering) - Sotterley
Honey + Harvey - Melton Hungry Hogz Limited - Kessingland
Humber Doucy Sports And Social Club - Rushmere St Andrew Howards Cafe - Lowestoft
Ipswich Town Football Club (Training Centre) - Rushmere St Andrew JOJO's - Lowestoft
Indulge Baking Company - Yoxford Lavender Cottage - Lowestoft
Jakes Bakes - Walpole Lowestoft & Yarmouth RUFC
JarCandi - Felixstowe Lowestoft Community Church - Gisleham
  Marie's Cakes 'n' Bakes - Lowestoft
Jerk Chicken Shack - Felixstowe Masons - Lowestoft
John Hutton Butchers Ltd - Earl Soham Paul's Fish Box - Gisleham
J's Traditional Fish & Chip Shop - Martlesham Pakefield Caravan Park
Kesgrave Social Club Paul's Fresh Fish - Lowestoft
Lady Florence River Cruises - Orford Pinky's Kitchen - Reydon
Laydens Community Centre - Felixstowe Rednecks - Worlingham
Leiston Old Abbey Residential Home - Leiston Royal Dragon - Lowestoft
Lidl UK - Felixstowe Richardsons Family Entertainment Centre - Lowestoft
Michaels Butchers - Felixstowe Seashore Day Nursery Ltd - Lowestoft
Miller & Carter Steakhouse - Foxhall Sgt Peppers - Lowestoft
Milsoms Kesgrave Hall - Kesgrave Slate - Southwold
Mr Beans Coffee UK Ltd - Wickham Market Sole Bay Inn - Southwold
Newton Hall Equitation Centre Cafe - Swilland Somerton House - Lowestoft
Old Custom House Bed & Breakfast - Blythburgh St Andrews Playgroup - Lowestoft
Paul's Fish Box - Woodbridge Starfish - Gisleham
Potters - Framlingham St Edmunds Church Centre - Kessingland
Premier Inn - Felixstowe St Marks Church Hall - Lowestoft
Prime Convenience Store - Felixstowe St Mary's House - Bungay
Prince Of India - Framlingham Stephen Boardley Fresh Fish - Lowestoft
Priory Park Caravan Site - Nacton Superfry Fish And Chips - Worlingham
Rhymes At Martlesham Out Of School Club - Martlesham Sunny Side Up - Lowestoft
River Of Life Church & Community Cafe - Felixstowe TC Facilities Management (at Tesco) - Lowestoft
Roberta Stocks - Leiston Tesco - Lowestoft
Rosemary's - Framlingham The Black Swan - Homersfield
Rushmere St Andrews Lunch Club The Commodore - Oulton Broad
Seahawks - Leiston The Fisher Theatre - Bungay
Seaton Road Methodist Church - Felixstowe The Horseshoes - Ringsfield
Sibton Nursery School - Sibton The Old School - Henstead
Simpsons Sweets & Milkshakes - Framlingham The Plough - Wissett
Sizewell Sports and Social Club - Leiston The Quays - Lowestoft
Summers Butchers - Felixstowe The Source - Lowestoft
Sweffling Hall Farm (Glamping Shop) - Sweffling The Stanford Arms - Lowestoft
Thatched Cottage Coffee - Leiston The Three Cooks - Bungay
The Anchor - Walberswick The Tiny Tipple Company Limited - Oulton
The Bell Inn - Walberswick The Swan Hotel - Southwold
The Bistro at The Deli - Saxmundham The Hot Meal Service (Beccles) - Halesworth
The Grosvenor - Felixstowe Toni Leeming Private Chef - Holton
The Ship At Dunwich Vertas At Benjamin Britten High School - Lowestoft
The Star Inn - Wenhaston Vertas At Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School - Ilketshall St Lawrence
The Sutton Plough - Sutton Vertas At Roman Hill Primary School - Lowestoft
The Tasty Pig - Shottisham Victoria Mini Mart - Lowestoft
The Duke Of York - Woodbridge Wangford & District Lunch Club - Wangford
The Gannon Rooms Charity - Saxmundham W J Seppings Ltd - Beccles
The Silver Rocket Cafe - Yoxford World Of Fish - Gisleham
The Wandering Grill - Hollesley Xtra Xtra - Lowestoft
The Whistlestop Cafe - Woodbridge  
The White Horse Inn - Rendham  
The Wild Tayberry Cafe - Hollesley  
Trimley Sports And Social Club - Trimley St Martin  
Truly Unique Pasta - Melton  
Tuck Box - Felixstowe  
Vertas At Benhall St Marys CEVC Primary School - Benhall  
Vertas At Charsfield Primary - Charsfield  
Vertas At Earl Soham CP School - Earl Soham  
Vertas At Eyke CEVC Primary School - Eyke  
Vertas At Fairfield Infant School - Felixstowe  
Vertas At Yoxford & Peasenhall Primary School - Yoxford  
Vertas At Wenhaston Primary School - Wenhaston  
Vertas At Woodbridge Primary School - Melton  
White Horse Inn - Badingham  
Woodbridge Golf Club - Bromeswell  
Wyevale Garden Centre - Woodbridge  
Yuan Feng - Yoxford  

During an inspection, each food business is checked for the following:

  • how hygienically the food is handled - how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
  • the condition of the structure of the buildings - the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities
  • how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

At the end of the inspection, our food safety officers give the business a rating between 0-5. The top rating of '5' means that the business was found to have 'very good' hygiene standards. Any business should be able to reach this top rating.

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) helps customers make an informed choice about where to eat by highlighting restaurants, pubs and cafés with excellent food hygiene. Food businesses can display their black and green FHRS sticker advertising their current food safety rating, which gives customers an immediate insight into the kitchen and shows how seriously the business takes food hygiene.

Customers are encouraged to check food hygiene ratings when choosing where to eat by looking for the FHRS sticker before ordering food. The ratings of over 440,000 food businesses can also be checked online.

Food and safety training

To help businesses ensure that employees are appropriately trained, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils jointly run a nationally recognised training course, the Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.

This course is intended for anyone working in a catering or hospitality setting where food is prepared, cooked and served. Typical environments may include pubs, hotels, restaurants, contract catering, fast-food outlets, hospitals, care and nursing homes, schools, prisons and the armed forces.

Courses are held at East Suffolk House in Melton and Riverside in Lowestoft, costing £75.00 per person (£67.50 when you book and pay online!) and includes tea and coffee.  The next course dates are 20 June (Melton) and 19 July (Lowestoft).  Book online now!