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Top ratings for local food businesses

Posted by Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils on 2 August 2018 | Comments

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More East Suffolk businesses have 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 April, May and June saw over 130 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 CoastalWaveney
  • Badingham Community Shop And Café
  • Beach Bites (Kiosk) - Felixstowe
  • Beach House- Felixstowe
  • Bernice Stocks- Leiston
  • Blue And Berry Café- Felixstowe
  • Blue Rabbit Café- Shottisham
  • Cafe 66 Society- Grundisburgh
  • Cafe Garnett- Hacheston
  • Cater Link At Gorseland Primary School- Martlesham
  • Coffeelink- Felixstowe
  • Compass At Felixstowe Academy- Walton
  • Cumberland Fish Bar- Woodbridge
  • Darsham Old Hall - Darsham
  • Deben Butchers- Felixstowe
  • Delicious Imagination- Martlesham
  • Duncans Butchers and Bakery- Martlesham Heath
  • East Coast Diner- Woodbridge
  • Easton White Horse- Easton
  • Emma The Crazy Cake Lady- Sutton Heath
  • ESS Defence - Cost Cutter Shop- Sutton Heath
  • Eyke Stores- Eyke
  • Forum Fish And Chips- Felixstowe
  • Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home- Saxtead
  • Foxgrove Retirement Home- Felixstowe
  • G & T's Cafe & Kitchen- Yoxford
  • Get Stuffed- Saxmundham
  • Grape Tree- Felixstowe
  • Harris And James Aldeburgh
  • Haughgate House Care Home- Woodbridge
  • Haw Wood Farm Caravans And Camping Café- Hinton
  • Heathside Stores- Wenhanston With Mells Hamlet
  • Hedgehog Nursery / Gorseland Breakfast & After School Club- Martlesham
  • Humpty Dumpty Playgroup- Kesgrave
  • Ipswich Rugby Union Football Club- Rushmere St Andrew
  • Jars Of Clay- Rendlesham
  • Jenny Johnson Catering At Woodbridge Rugby Club- Bromeswell
  • Juliana Harris Woodbridge Country Market- Tunstall
  • Keo Street- Woodbridge
  • Kiln Farm Nursery \& Café- Playford
  • Levington Village Lunch- Levington
  • M A Willson- Charsfield
  • Maharaja- Felixstowe
  • McColls- Hollesley
  • McColls- Wickham Market
  • Moat Farm B&B - Bredfield
  • North Manor Farm B&B- Bramfield
  • Nuffield Health Ipswich (Sodexo)- Foxhall
  • Otley Hall- Otley
  • Palace Bingo & Cinema - Kays Kitchen- Felixstowe
  • Parkers Hog Roast And BBQ- Kesgrave
  • Pavilion Café- Woodbridge
  • Pear Tree Café- Saxmundham
  • Pear Tree Lodge Residential Home- Saxmundham
  • Presmere Day Nursery- Pettistree
  • Reach2 At Martlesham Primary Academy- Martlesham
  • Red Poll Tearooms- Darsham
  • Rendezvous- Martlesham
  • Roballi's- Melton
  • Russells- Knodishall
  • Sands Diner- Felixstowe
  • Seckford Golf Club- Great Bealings
  • Seckford Hall Hotel Ltd- Great Bealings
  • Sizewell Tea- Sizewell
  • Snooty Goose- Easton
  • Spud Hut- Felixstowe
  • St Felix Lunch Club- Felixstowe
  • St Marys Nursing Home- Felixstowe
  • Steak Lobster & Co Ltd- Felixstowe
  • Stokes Sauces Ltd- Rendlesham
  • Taylor Made Cakes- Purdis Farm
  • TC Facilities Management (At Tesco)- Kesgrave
  • The Artisan Smokehouse- Fakeham
  • The Diner At Bentwaters- Rendlesham
  • The Gourmet Sausage Van- Grundisburgh
  • The Grand- Felixstowe
  • The Kings Head Inn- Orford
  • The Krafty Braumeister Limited- Leiston
  • The Marlborough Hotel- Felixstowe
  • The Moving Plaice- Melton
  • The Oaks Nursery (Alpha Nurseries)- Felixstowe
  • The Play Pit - Felixstowe
  • The Railway Inn- Framlingham
  • The Runway Café- Martlesham
  • The Victoria- Earl Soham
  • The Westcliff- Felixstowe
  • Tiddlywinks Day Nursery- Trimley St Mary
  • Trinity Park Conference And Events Centre- Purdis Farm
  • Ufford Park Hotel- Melton
  • Vegan Baking And Cooking In Suffolk- Benhall
  • Wardens Trust- Aldringham Cum Thorpe
  • Waterfall Elior At Bucklesham Primary School- Bucklesham
  • Waterfall Elior At Coldfair Green Primary School- Knodishall
  • Waterfall Elior At Easton Primary Avocet Academy- Easton
  • Waterfall Elior At Kelsale CEVC Primary School- Kelsale Cum Carlton 
  • Waterfall Elior At Saxmundham Primary School- Saxmundam
  • Waterfall Elior At Thomas Mills High School- Framlingham
  • Waterfall Elior At Wickham Market Primary School- Wickham Market
  • Waterfall Elior At Woodbridge Primary School- Melton
  • Westleton Village Stores & Post Office Including The Snug- Westleton
  • White Hart Inn- Otley
  • White Horse Inn- Felixstowe
  • Access Happy Cafe - Lowestoft
  • Adventure Island- Gisleham
  • Atlantic Fish Bar - Lowestoft
  • B & M Retail Limited - Lowestoft
  • Beccles Station Café - Beccles
  • Beefeater Grill - Lowestoft
  • Chartwells At East Point Academy- Lowestoft
  • Cheries- Halesworth
  • Enzos Pizzeria- Southwold
  • Fools Watering Fudge- Henham
  • Greggs- Beccles
  • Martello Coffee House- Lowestoft
  • Mary Goodrich- Reydon
  • McColls- Lowestoft
  • Morrisons - Lowestoft
  • Mrs P Barnard - Lowestoft
  • Nirvana Fitness - Gisleham
  • Norse At Blundeston Primary School- Blundeston
  • Norse At Somerleyton Primary School- Somerleyton
  • Northern Bites @ The Caxton Club- Beccles
  • Northgreen Farmshop- Shadingfield
  • One Stop Stores Ltd- Lowestoft
  • Oulton Park Care Centre- Oulton
  • Pakefield Tandoori- Lowestoft
  • Peggasus Catering (Somerleyton Hall Tearooms)- Somerleyton
  • Raglan Smoke House- Lowestoft
  • Rainbow Day Nursery- Lowestoft
  • Reach 2 @ Gunton Primary Academy- Lowestoft
  • Reach 2 Academy Trust- Lowestoft
  • Reach2 At St Margarets Primary Academy - Lowestoft
  • Sams Coffee House- Lowestoft
  • Saxon Road Day Care Ltd- Lowestoft
  • Shish Meze Bar And Restaurant- Lowestoft
  • South Lowestoft Methodist Church- Lowestoft
  • Stradbroke Court- Lowestoft
  • The Galley- Lowestoft
  • The Green Lady Eco Store- Lowestoft
  • The Knoll Guest House- Kessingland
  • The Meadow- Shipmeadow
  • The Old Bank Tearooms- Bungay
  • The Party Palace- Lowestoft
  • The Sweet Retreat- Kessingland
  • The Trawlerman Lowestoft
  • The Waterfront- Kessingland
  • Tree Tops Pre-School And Out Of Hours Club-  Lowestoft
  • Vertas At Barnby And North Cove Primary School- Barnby
  • Waterfall Elior At Bungay Cp Primary School - Barnby
  • Waterfall Elior At Edgar Sewter Primary School- Halesworth
  • Waterfall Elior At Holton St Peter Primary School- Holton
  • Waterfall Elior At Ilketshall St Lawrence Primary School- Ilketshall St Lawrence
  • Waterfall Elior At Woods Loke Primary School- Lowestoft
  • Waveney House Hotel- Beccles
  • Witches' Kitchen- Lowestoft

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 22 August (Melton) and 20 September (Lowestoft).  Book online now!