Pub is cleaner than the whistle

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A MATLOCK pub is celebrating after being awarded the top rating for Hygiene.

The Crown – which was visited by council inspectors as part of the Scores on the Doors programme – gained the prestigious five-star status.

The new programme aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and pubs across Derbyshire.

Inspectors judge outlets on how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation is and each business is benchmarked against the same criteria namely: hygiene, structural and confidence in management.

The pub’s manager, James Warner, said: “I am delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news too.”