A NUMBER of cafés, pubs, restaurants and takeaways across Dorset have been handed new food hygiene ratings recently.  

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) inspects businesses across the country, assessing hygiene and safety, structural compliance and confidence in management.      

Across the UK, every food outlet including convenience stores, restaurants, hospitals and care homes are given a hygiene rating.  

What each hygiene rating means:  

0 - Urgent improvement necessary    

1 - Major improvement necessary  

2 - Some improvement necessary      

3 - Hygiene standards generally satisfactory        

4 - Hygiene standards good  

5 - Hygiene standards very good     


•The Reef Cafe at Kiosk Car Park, Ringstead; rated on June 27

• Highlands End Caravan Park Bar & Restaurant, Eype; rated on June 25

• Macgregor Catering, Portland Road, Weymouth; rated on June 24

• Steam at Corfe Castle Railway Station, Station Road; rated on June 21

 • McDonalds, Souter Way, Weymouth; rated on June 20

• Cafe Villano, Brownsea Island; rated on June 19

 • Seascape Cafe, Greenhill Gardensl, Weymouth; rated on June 18

• Aj Mahal Restaurant, East Street, Bridport; rated on June 18

• The Pebble Pig at Chesil Beach Car Park, Portland Beach Road; rated on June 18

 • And Coffee, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen; rated on June 13

• Harry’s / East View, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis; rated on June 13

• Dine Contract Catering, Dorset Innovation Park, Winfrith Newburgh; rated on June 11

• Cock and Bottle Inn, East Morden; rated on June 28

• The Punchbowl, Easton Street, Portland; rated on June 28

• New Inn, Village Street, Stoke Abbott; rated on June 27

• The Greyhound Inn, High Street, Sydling St Nicholas; rated on June 20

• The Royal Oak, West Street, Bere Regis; rated on June 20

• The Victoria Hotel, Maud Road, Dorchester; rated on June 20

• Cafe on the Slopes, Warmwell Leisure Resort, Crossways; rated on June 20

• Scoops, Warmwell Leisure Resort, Crossways; rated on June 20

• Street Eats, Warmwell Leisure Resort, Crossways; rated on June 20

• The Square Bistro, Challacombe Square, Poundbury, Dorset; rated on June 14

• Old Dairy Cafe, Rowe Hill Holt, Wimborne; rated on June 13

• Seals Cove, St Andrews Trading Estate Shoe Lane, Bridport; rated on June 13

• The Kabin at Cock Crowing Corner, Higher Eype Road, Higher Eype, Dorset; rated on June 13

• Cafe Napoli, The Esplanade, Weymouth; rated on June 7

• Crafty Cuppa, High East Street, Dorchester; rated on June 7

• Katy’s Cakes, High East Street, Dorchester; rated on June 7

• Kika Beach, The Esplanade, Weymouth; rated on June 7

• Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury; rated on June 6

• Abbotsbury Swannery, New Barn Road, Abbotsbury; rated on June 6

• The Old Schoolhouse Tea Rooms, Back Street, Abbotsbury; rated on June 6

• The Hungry One, Victoria Road, Ferndown; rated on June 4

• The Italian Bakery, Institute Road, Swanage; rated on June 4

• Chesil Beach Cafe at Abbotsbury Beach Car Park, Abbotsbury; rated on May 28

•West Moors Fish and Chips Ltd, Station Road, West Moors; rated on May 28

• Costa Coffee, The Old Pottery Manor Way, Verwood; rated on May 23

• No 8, Tabernacle Walk, Blandford Forum; rated on May 14

• Burnt Toast Dorset, Kings Road East, Swanage; rated on April 24

• The Bull Tavern, Common Lane, The Bridge, Dorset; rated on June 10

• The Stocks Inn Furzehill, Colehill; rated on June 6

• Three Horseshoes, Mill Street, Burton Bradstock; rated on June 6

• The Chequers Inn, High Street, Lytchett Matravers; rated on June 5

• The Smuggler's Inn, Mills Road, Osmington Mills; rated on June 4

• The Turks Head Inn, East Street, Chickerell; rated on June 4

• China Cottage,Bell Street, Shaftesbury; rated on June 13

• Bradford's Bridport, Sea Road, Bridport; rated on June 11

 Harlees Fish & Chips, Manor Road, Verwood; rated on June 11

• Best Kebab Sturminster, Sturminster Newton; rated on June 10

• Roasted & Toasted at DT7 ; rated on May 31


The Ollerod, Prout Bridge, Beaminster, rated on May 20