By Connor Steel
A POPULAR GOSPORT pub is celebrating this week as they were awarded the top rating for its levels of hygiene in the council’s ‘Scores on the Doors’ programme; also qualifying for an elite level status after three consecutive five star ratings from recent inspections undertaken by Borough Council officials since 2012.
The Star, also known as JD Wetherspoons, underwent an official site inspection back on May 20 this year, earning a good rating for structural compliance alongside very good scores for both confidence in facility management and more importantly food hygiene / safety. Overall it signalled the highest rating possible and continues the pub’s unblemished record of five stars since it’s first inspection held back in October 2012.
In a prime location in Gosport’s high street, good hygiene ratings will delight all involved in running or visiting the pub, which also operates as a popular bar and nightclub for local residents across the town and even Portsmouth. And pub manager Fi Gates was understandably delighted with the announcements.
She said in a press release on Friday: “We are delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news too. Standards of hygiene at the pub are of paramount importance.”
The manager added “All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pub offers its customers the highest levels of hygiene at all time and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with the five-star rating.”
Scores on the Doors is a programme run by Gosport Borough Council and aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, take-aways and clubs across the borough. Inspectors judge outlets on how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation at the premises is and each business is benchmarked against the same criteria namely: hygiene, structural and confidence in the facilities’ management.
Readers can examine the full results from the recent inspection and The Star’s in-depth history of ratings by clicking the link here, which is updated regularly by officials from Gosport Borough Council. Menu options are furthermore listed on this link; including breakfast, light snacks, evening main meals and drinks.
PICTURED BY AUTHOR: The Star, located in Gosport High Street, before opening time on Monday (July 4).