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Preston nightspots named the third most hygienic in the UK

Posted on - 22nd October, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Nightlife, Preston News, Proud Preston, Pubs, What's On in Preston
Sunrise over Preston on Friday 23 October Pic: Tony Worrall
Sunrise over Preston on Friday 23 October Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston has the third most hygienic pubs, clubs and bars in the UK, according to Food Standard Agency data.

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Preston is the third-best in the country, with eight establishments per 10,000 residents holding a 5 rating in their latest inspection.

Out of all the venues in Preston, 67.41 per cent hold a 5 rating, representing 91 businesses in total.

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Warrick Swift, commercial director of Property Inspect, said: “Cleanliness and hygiene in venues of all kinds are becoming increasingly important to customers, so a low hygiene rating affects businesses and their patrons alike.

“Venues with a hygiene rating below a three could lose as much as 34 per cent of their customers, so getting on top of cleaning practices, whether a pub, club or bar, is vital to survival, especially since the beginning of the pandemic.

“Tracking cleaning processes and providing transparent information for customers is essential to adding peace of mind to the experience of your customers, especially as we begin to learn to live with Covid.”

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Property Inspect analysed the data to identify the cities that have the most and least hygienic nightspots in the country. When considering the percentage of businesses that hold a rating of 5, Gloucester has the highest, with 95.45 per cent. 

Across the UK, 63.71 per cent of all pubs, clubs and bars rated 5 for hygiene, and only 0.94 per cent rated 1. On the other end of the scale, Worcester ranks the lowest, with only 40 per cent of venues scoring a 5.

To view the list, visit – https://propertyinspect.com/uk/blog/hygienic-venues/

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