NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to eight of Dudley’s eateries, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The following ratings have been given to four restaurants, cafes or canteens:

• Rated 5: LCP Management Limited at Lcp House, First Avenue, Pensnett Trading Estate, Kingswinford; rated on May 16

• Rated 5: The Backyard Cafe at 1 Charterfield Shopping Centre, Kingswinford; rated on May 3

• Rated 5: The Elephant & Castle Pub at Black Country Living Museum, Tipton Road, Dudley; rated on April 26

• Rated 4: Frankies Cafe at Shell Corner, Halesowen; rated on April 18

And one rating has been handed to a pub, bar or nightclub:

• Rated 5: The Garibaldi Inn at Cross Street, Stourbridge; rated on May 16

Plus three ratings for takeaways:

• Rated 3: Chicken Street at 266 Bromley Lane, Kingswinford; rated on April 18

• Rated 3: Wordsley Chinese Takeaway at 2-4 Lawnswood Road, Wordsley, Stourbridge; rated on March 16

• Rated 0: Kens Takeaway at 1 Broad Street, Pensnett, Brierley Hill; rated on April 13

The ratings have been published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A rating of five means hygiene standards are very good, four means hygiene standards are good, three means hygiene standards are generally satisfactory, two means some improvement is necessary, a rating of one means major improvement is necessary and a rating of zero means urgent improvement is required.

People can see the results of all food hygiene inspections via Dudley Council’s website or on the national website.