A HALESOWEN pub has been handed a new hygiene rating.

Picks at 91, High Street, was given a four-out-of-five food hygiene rating after an assessment on April 19, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of Dudley's 292 pubs, bars and nightclubs with ratings, 104 (36%) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

A rating of five means hygiene standards are very good, four means hygiene standards are good, three means hygiene standards are generally satisfactory, two means some improvement is necessary, a rating of one means major improvement is necessary and a rating of zero means urgent improvement is required.

People can see the results of all food hygiene inspections at eateries across the Dudley borough via Dudley Council’s website or on the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.