A WEATHERSPOON pub was rewarded for its great work after receiving a top hygiene rating.

The Bottle Kiln in Harwich gained the top rating for its levels of hygiene in Tendring Council’s Scores on the Doors programme.

The pub, in Kingsway, was awarded a five-star rating by the council’s inspectors

Peter Campbell, pub manager said: “We are delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news too.

“Standards of hygiene at the pub are of paramount importance.

“All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pub offers its customers the highest levels of hygiene at all time and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with the five-star rating.”

Scores on the Doors aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and clubs across the borough.

Inspectors judge outlets on how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation at the premises is and each business is benchmarked against the same criteria namely: hygiene, structural and confidence in management.

For more information on the Scores on the Doors programme and to see other ratings visit bit.ly/3B3z0Zt.