NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to a Stourbridge pub and a Dudley cafe, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The Old Wharf Inn, in High Street, Amblecote, Stourbridge, was handed a five-out-of-five rating after assessment on March 8.

And The Tea Cup at Garden Walk, Lower Gornal, Dudley, was given a score of three on April 25.

The ratings have been published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make more 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.