A POPULAR Dudley pork sandwich shop hailed "the best" in town by customers has been handed a new four-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Whole Hog, in Stone Street, was given the score after assessment on December 13, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of Dudley's 306 takeaways with ratings, 132 (43 per cent) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

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 four means hygiene standards are good.

Whole Hog also has a 4.8 out of 5 customer satisfaction rating based on reviews on Google.

One reviewer described it as "by far the best cafe in Dudley" - with another praising its "outstanding port sandwiches".

People can see the results of all food hygiene inspections for food outlets in the borough via Dudley Council’s website or on the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.