A popular Wetherspoon pub in Redditch has been awarded a top hygiene rating from the council.

The Royal Enfield in Unicorn Hill was given a five-star rating by Redditch Borough Council inspectors as part of its Scores on the Doors programme.

The scheme aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, takeaways and clubs across the borough.

Manager at The Royal Enfield, Joanne Mullen, said: “We are delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news. Standards of hygiene at the pub at of paramount importance.

“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 the five-star rating.”

Inspectors particularly judged outlets on how hygienic and well-managed the food preparation at the premises is and each business is benchmarked against set criteria.

The main criteria include hygiene, structure and confidence in management.