Scores on the Doors
Food Hygiene Ratings

Discover the food hygiene ratings of your favourite pubs, clubs, cafes, take-aways, deliveries and restaurants. Scores on the Doors has all 600,219 food establishments listed in the UK

Information last updated 18th June 2024

Information last updated 18th June 2024

Do you own a food or catering business?
We offer more than just hygiene rating scores

From food hygiene certification and approved online training to handy guides on how to improve ratings. Find out more below.

More information on Dietary Menus
Dietary Menus

Legislation will shortly require all menus to contain written allergy information.

Our easy smartphone solution starts at just £10pm

Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate

Accepted by your local authority. EHO-Approved Online Training from £20+VAT

Free Guides and Training
Free Guides & Training

Download free tips and guides. Where to go for expert advice and training.

Digital Inspections
Digital Inspections

Do you conduct inspections or audits? Securely schedule visits; upload digital documentation and capture annotated HD photographic evidence

Do you own a food or catering business?
We offer more than just hygiene rating scores

More information on the Dietary Menu app
Dietary Menus

Legislation will shortly require all menus to contain allergy information.

Our easy smartphone solution starts at just £10pm

Food Hygiene Certificate
Food Hygiene Certificate

Accepted by your local authority. EHO-Approved Online Training from £20+VAT

Free Guides and Training
Free Guides & Training

Download free tips and guides. Where to go for expert advice and training.

Digital Inspections
Digital Inspections

Do you conduct inspections or audits? Securely schedule visits; upload digital documentation and capture annotated HD photographic evidence


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31 May 2024 New WTO report highlights key issues associated with food fraud. The key findings from the report are: International trade has helped to reduce global hunger, but food fraud is a growing problem Illicit trade i more ...
29 May 2024 Free Allergy Guide – an excellent new guide from Public Sector Catering on Allergy handling. All food businesses have a legal requirement to sell safe food and need to make customers aware of any food pro more ...
17 May 2024 New FSA study highlights nuts as the main cause of allergic reaction. The study shows that more than 30% of adults reported having food hypersensitivity. However when this was investigated further through a cli more ...
21 March 2024 $41.7M. The largest ever fine for ignoring food hygiene laws was imposed upon Family Dollar for allowing rodents to roam free in their warehouse. Presence of rats is about the most serious transgression of food more ...
20 March 2024 A recent review* of the operation of the FHRS in Wales has produced a recommendation to work towards mandatory on-line display: “The FSA recognises the opportunity for stakeholders to work together to develop more ...
1 March 2024 The Scottish Consumer Council (SCC) says it is unacceptable that customers can find out more via the internet about the cleanliness of a burger joint in the US than they can about restaurants in Scotland. They more ...
28 February 2024 FSA Chair to step down. Susan Jebb announced today that she will step down at the end of June 2024 marking 3 years since she was appointed. more ...
22 February 2024 First drug to reduce allergic reactions approved by FDA. In the United States Xolair has now been approved. Through regular use of the treatment, the manufacturer claims it can help reduce the severity of aller more ...
29 December 2023 30 confirmed cases of E.coli may be linked to contaminated cheese that was recalled on Christmas Day. Urgent recall of Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire cheese undertaken. If you have this in your fridge read the more ...
16 December 2023 Congratulations to Morrisons who have become the first major supermarket to offer an option to consumers on their website to Buy British. more ...
15 December 2023 Allergens to be mandatory on menus. Great news for Allergen sufferers following last week’s report into yet another related death. Georgina Mansergh died in February this year after not specifying she had a n more ...
28 November 2023 Wales celebrates 10 years of compulsory sticker display – compliance up 27 percentage points. 71% of Welsh food businesses now have the top hygiene rating of 5 – a jump from 44% from 10 years ago – ma more ...
2 November 2023 A worker was caught peeing into a tank of ingredients at a Chinese beer factory in a disgusting video. The clip, which went viral, shows a man in a uniform and a hard hat clambering into a container believed to more ...
20 October 2023 Will we see compulsory display of stickers in England by 2030? Garry Perry, deputy leader from Walsall council continues to call for compulsory display of stickers in England. However the reality is that the is more ...
16 October 2023 Food fraud now estimated to be costing UK £1.9Bn per year The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recently performed targeted surveillance sampling of food across the country: more ...
5 September 2023 A new set of graphics has been published by FSA for food businesses wishing to display their ratings online, together with guidance and how and where they should be displayed more ...
20 August 2023 Interesting to see recommendations from the Taipei times for the Government to improve public awareness and incentives for food businesses to comply. The concept of publishing inspection results on-line continu more ...
8 August 2023 New Triple 5 award. Businesses in Worcestershire are now being recognised by their Local Authorities when they achieve three consecutive top scores. A letter, which can be displayed on the premises, together wi more ...
7 August 2023 New food safety documentary on Netflix covering the major food scares in the USA over the last 30 years or so – Poisoned: the dirty truth about your food. Much of this will be familiar to those who closel more ...
1 August 2023 We analysed the data going back 10 years to evaluate the effect of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme on compliance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. As you can see from the attached chart, there has been a s more ...
14 June 2023 Great article in the Morning Advertiser congratulating JDW once again for their food hygiene standards. Across all 763 pubs the average FHRS score is now 4.99. Truly impressive. https://www.morningadvertiser.co more ...
1 June 2023 Very lively discussion on how the FHRS can be improved yesterday. You can watch the webinar again by clicking on this link. more ...
5 May 2023 Highfield are running a free webinar on 31 May – How to improve the food hygiene rating scheme. This is a great opportunity for industry and regulators to discuss and debate where the flagship scheme has more ...
19 April 2023 In case you are every tempted to eat Puffer fish, read on… 10 April 2023 – an elderly couple from Malaysia unknowingly purchased and cooked the highly poisonous pufferfish, which can be deadly if no more ...
31 March 2023 In the light of the recent Pork fraud issues, Ministers are now considering eclipsing the quasi-independent Food Standards Agency back under the control of a full government department – DEFRA. Hang on a more ...

Why food hygiene ratings matter?

A 2020 scientific review by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) estimates 2.4 million cases of foodborne illness occurs every year in the UK. This is up from the 2009 estimate of approximately one million.

Never underestimate how useful it is to know the 'scores on the doors'

We worked with the Food Standards Agency to standardise the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in 2011, which helps the public decide where to eat out, or buy food. The ratings provide clear data about hygiene standards achieved at the last inspection. Businesses are awarded a score of 0-5.

Food Standards Scotland operates a Pass or Improvement required scheme with an additional Eat Safe award for those which exceed legal standards.

Inspections are carried out regularly by a Environmental Health Officer from the business's local council.

The EHO will examine and assess:

  • The kind of food being handled
  • Physical condition of the premises
  • Ventilation, cleanliness, pest control and facilities
  • All processes carried out before food is processed or sold to customers
  • If and how hygiene standards are being upheld

And they even look at the types of customers frequenting the business, e.g. vulnerable groups.

What the 'scores on the doors' mean?

FHRS Award Scheme

In Northern Ireland and Wales food businesses must display their current sticker in a prominent position.

Towards the end of 2022, the process of introducing legislation to require this in England was "paused". The FSA are still keen to progress, however this appears unlikely to happen under the current Parliament. Sadly, it will almost certainly have to wait until "sometime after the next election".

Food Standards Agency definitions are :

  1. Hygiene standards are very good
  2. Hygiene standards are good
  3. Hygiene standards are generally satisfactory
  4. Some improvement is necessary
  5. Major improvement is necessary
  6. Urgent improvement is required
Food Hygiene Information Scheme

In Scotland there are no current plans to make display compulsory.

Food Standards Scotland definitions are :

  • Pass and Eat Safe
  • Pass
  • Improvement Required

Eat Safe Logo

The Scottish Eat Safe Award makes it easy for consumers to know which restaurants, cafés, takeaways and food shops strive for exceptional food hygiene standards and go above and beyond the legal requirement.

The Award is open to all types of food outlets, from casual cafés to five star restaurants. Outlets are assessed by their Local Authority Food Safety Officer for the award during their regular food hygiene inspections.

TripAdvisor

Some premises have additional ratings which are provided by TripAdvisor.