A DUDLEY tea room has been handed a new three-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Chambres Rose cafe in Mill Bank, Sedgley, was given the score after assessment on January 22, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

The quirky family-run cafe has been praised for its afternoon teas and has a five out of five customer rating on Tripadvisor and Google.

The new food hygiene rating means that of Dudley's 357 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 215 (60 per cent) have ratings of five and just one has a zero rating.

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 the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.