A NUMBER of cafés, pubs, restaurants and takeaways across west 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  



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

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

• Harry’s / East View, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis; 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

• 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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