A Weatherspoon’s pub in the South of Buckinghamshire has gained a top rating following a recent inspection.

The Hope & Champion, which is based at the M40 Service Station in Beaconsfield, was given a five-star rating by the council’s inspectors.

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, structure and confidence in management.

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The pub’s manager, Zdenek Zita, said: “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.

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“All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pub offers its customers the highest levels of hygiene at all times and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised with a five-star rating.”

Scores on the Doors aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, takeaways and clubs across the borough.