First five star makeover and now five star food hygiene rating for Aylesbury pub which had £400k revamp

Score means more than 60% of pubs and bars in area have top ratings with none having zero rating

By Olga Norford
Monday, 22nd November 2021, 5:02 pm

First it had a five star makeover and now The Dairy Maid pub in Aylesbury has been awarded a new five-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The pub, in Elmhurst, was given the maximum score after assessment on November 18 and follows an impressive £400,000 transformation which features a large, covered, heated outdoor area.

The rating means that of Buckinghamshire's 451 pubs, bars and nightclubs with ratings, 280 (62%) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.

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The refurbishment features a new bar and stylish contemporary fittings

The Bucks Herald back reported in October how the popular Elmhurst pub's owners Greene King and new pub landlords, independent operators Richard Bentley and Marcus Parton, have seen customers flock back since its extensive makeover and re-opening in the summer.

The new look pub was unveiled following improvements giving the pub a stylish contemporary new look which included a new bar, tiled and carpeted flooring, private dining room, and seating with mini screens to watch sport together with open plan areas with contemporary furniture and lighting.

The pub retains an entertainment area for customers to play pool and darts. And alongside the refurbishment the new landlords have introduced a food menu including Barrel & Stone pizzas, 10 different pies and Sunday roasts. The modern bar offers an extensive range of drinks featuring cocktails, draught beers and cask ales.

The pub reopened its doors this summer after a long closure pre lockdown and is now back as the pub at the centre of the community holding events every night including comedy and race nights.

Thew new look pub has been given a five star hygiene rating

What the rating covers

Ratings are a snapshot of the standards of food hygiene found at the time of inspection. It is the responsibility of the business to comply with food hygiene law at all times.

This includes:

handling of food

The popular pub is thriving under new landlords following a £400k makeover

how food is stored

how food is prepared

cleanliness of facilities

how food safety is managed

Food hygiene rating 5

The food hygiene rating scheme does not provide information on the following factors:

quality of the food

customer service

culinary skill



What the ratings mean:

The scheme gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at their premises and online so you can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

5 – hygiene standards are very good

4 – hygiene standards are good

3 – hygiene standards are generally satisfactory

2 – some improvement is necessary

1 – major improvement is necessary

0 – urgent improvement is required