A NEW food hygiene rating has been awarded to a Dudley pub, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The Castle Pub, in Castle Street, Dudley, was handed a four-out-of-five rating after assessment on October 30.

Part of the Proper Pubs division at Admiral Taverns, the town centre pub underwent a complete transformation earlier this year - reopening in July with a fresh new look and line-up of entertainment.

Food hygiene ratings are 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 ratings.food.gov.uk website.