REVEALED: The best and worst food hygiene ratings in St Helens

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In the latest round of food hygiene results for St Helens, 90 per cent of those published were either satisfactory or above.

Businesses that serve food are rated on a scale of zero to five on how hygienically it is handled; how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored, the condition of the structure of the buildings; the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation and other facilities as well as how the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe.

Between February 22 and March 31, none of the 60 eateries assessed scored zero with just two scoring ones and four being rated two.

A total of 26 businesses scored the top mark of five with a further 21 being rated as a four and seven graded three.

The information provided on businesses is held on behalf of local authorities participating in the national Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in England, Northern Ireland and Wales or the Food Hygiene Information Scheme in Scotland.

The inspections continue throughout the year, with rating designed to provide reassurance to customers.

Establishments are also marked on food handling practices and procedures and temperature control, as well as its structural compliance, such as cleanliness, layout, condition of structure, lighting, ventilation and facilities.

Businesses are also marked on confidence in management, which is graded on the performance of those in charge and issues such as how well guidelines are understood by the workforce as well as things such as the track record of the company and complaint history.

Five (Very good)

Pete’s Ice Cream (31)

Newtown Fish Bar, 167 Cambridge Road, St Helens, WA10 4HA

The Rocket, 474 Warrington Road, Rainhill, St Helens, Merseyside L35 9JE

Ship Inn, 804 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 6PE

Love Desserts

Capstone Cafe, St Helens Baptist Church, Hall Street, St Helens WA10 1BT

Mr Creamy (Plate 16)

The Sandwich Porter

Storytime, 57 Horace Street, St Helens, WA10 4LZ

SM Catering (Plate 12)

J Vincent Ices (Plate 1)

The Sugarberry Bakery, Inglenook Farm, Moss Nook Lane, Rainford WA11 8AE

The Red Cat, Red Cat, 8 Red Cat Lane, Crank WA11 8RU

The Fish Man (Plate 51)

Galloways, 9 Rainford Road, Billinge, St Helens, Merseyside WN5 7PF

Hayes Traditional Butchers, 576 Warrington Road, Rainhill, L35 4LZ

Briar Cottage Nursery, 31 Park Road North, Newton Le Willows, St Helens, Merseyside WA12 9TF

Rainford Civic Hall, Church Road, Rainford, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 8PX

Vintage Delight Ice Cream

Snack Bar (Plate 36)

Billinge Chapel End Primary School, Chapel End Primary School, Carr Mill Road, Billinge, St Helens, Merseyside WN5 7TX

Birchley St Mary’s Primary School, Birchley Road, Billinge, St Helens, Merseyside WN5 7QJ

Ingredients at Booker, Ingredients, Booker Cash And C, Hall Wood Avenue, Haydock WA11 9WD

The Sheesh, 83 Duke Street, St Helens, WA10 2JG

Thatto Heath Play Days, 2 Govett Road, Thatto Heath,

Chalkeys, Greenalls Social Club, 42 Alder Hey Road, Eccleston WA10 4DN

Four (Good)

Royal Alfred Hotel, 2 Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1DH

Wellington Hotel, St James Road, Eccleston Park, St Helens, Merseyside L34 2RH

Pepe’s Ice Cream (Plate 28)

Bazza’s Breakfast Bar, West Park Rugby Football Club, Prescot Road, St Helens WA10 3AG

The Butty Box, Rainford Industrial Estate, 23 Sandwash Close, Rainford WA11 8LY

The Sutton Academy, Sutton Community High School, Elton Head Road, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 5AU

Mr Softy

Hope House, 103 Church Street, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1AJ

Garswood United A.F.C, Simms Lane End, Billinge Road, Ashton In Makerfield

Eccleston Park Day Nursery, Eccleston Park Nursery, St Helens Road, Eccleston Park

St Mary’s Infants School, Victoria Road, Newton Le Willows, St Helens, Merseyside WA12 9RX

Parrbados Pizza, 23 Concourse Way, St Helens, WA9 3QL

The Rainford Deli, 14 Ormskirk Road, Rainford, WA11 8BT

Anne-Maries Foods to Go

Trinity House Church, 5-7 Tamworth Street, Newton Le Willows, WA12 9PS

Golden Fish Supper Bar, 11 Four Acre Lane Shopping Cen, Four Acre Lane, Clock Face, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 4BZ

Trebaron Garden Centres, Trebaron Garden Centre, Southworth Road, Newton Le Willows WA 120

Jade Palace, 7 Beacon Road, Billinge, St Helens, Merseyside WN5 7HE

Thrifty’s, 2 Junction Lane, St Helens, WA9 3JN

The Railway Inn, 4 Station Road, Ashton In Makerfield, St Helens, Merseyside WN4 0SA

Turks Head, 49-51 Morley Street, St Helens, WA10 2DQ

Three (Generally satisfactory)

The Game Bird, East Lancashire Road, Eccleston, St Helens, Merseyside WA10 5QN

Victoria Hotel, 507 Warrington Road, Rainhill, St Helens, Merseyside L35 0LR

Parr Conservative Club, 17 Broad Oak Road, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 2DG

Wong’s Fish And Chips, 72 Gartons Lane, Clock Face, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 4QY

All State Diners, Simply Local, 249 Wargrave Road, Newton Le Willows WA12 8EW

Chouxchouxbedoo Ltd, 70 High Street, Newton Le Willows, WA12 9SH

Fiveways Chip Inn, 122 Eccleston Street, St Helens, WA10 2PW

Two (Improvement necessary)

Dragon & Phoenix, Dragon And Phoenix, 16-18 High Street, Newton Le Willows, St Helens, Merseyside WA12 9SN

Save Express, Save Express Ltd, 271-273 Elephant Lane, St Helens WA9 5EW

Glowbar Supplies & Power Tools, 56 Baxters Lane, St Helens, Merseyside WA9 3ND

Cost Savers, 124 Ridgewood Drive, St Helens, WA9 3XT

One (Major improvement necessary)

Simply Local, 249 Wargrave Road, Newton Le Willows, WA12 8EW

Rainbow Takeaway, 117 Duke Street, St Helens, WA10 2JG