A HALESOWEN bar and coffee shop has been handed a new three-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Lounge 101 in Kent Road was given the score after assessment on March 27, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

It means that of Dudley's 261 pubs, bars and nightclubs with ratings, 109 (42 per cent) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

Ratings are published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

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 via Dudley Council’s website or on the national ratings.food.gov.uk website.