Introduction to the Scheme
Swindon Borough Council operates a 'Scores on Doors' initiative, where food businesses are awarded stars showing how well they comply with food safety legislation. The scheme is based directly on the risk assessment that is carried out by law during a food inspection.
Following on from the Freedom of Information Act , the Council has taken this positive step to provide this information in an easily-understood format.
The 'Scores on Doors' pages in this website explain how the scheme is operated, what the stars mean, and how we calculate the food hygiene risk rating.
The spreadsheet which previously contained the Star Ratings has now been replaced with a new system called Public Access. This is a real time system - as soon as a Star Rating has been approved, it is available for viewing.
In addition, you can now search for premises by trading name or street and additional details, such as the premise registration, are also available.
The Old Post Office Guest House - 5 Star Rating Explained
5 Stars = Excellent
Very high compliance with statutory obligations and the introduction of industry codes of best practice. Excellent structural standards. Very high confidence in management. Premises in this category are likely to be in the top 2% - 3% of businesses in Swindon.