A CAFÉ and a pub in Denbighshire have both been told there is “major improvement necessary” after each receiving one-out-of-five food hygiene ratings.

Harkers Corner Café in Rhyl, and The Salusbury Arms in Tremeirchion, St Asaph, each received the scores following inspections of May 13.

The management of food safety at both establishments was rated “major improvement necessary” by inspectors.

This regards the checks to ensure food is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and that the food safety officer was confident that such standards will be maintained.


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Though, Harkers Corner Café’s hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage, was rated “generally satisfactory”.

Its cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building was also rated “good”.

In both of these categories, The Salusbury Arms received a rating of “improvement necessary”.

Of Denbighshire's 253 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 174 (69 per cent) have marks of five and none have scores of zero.