New food hygiene ratings have been handed to four Cherwell establishments, with one being given a one-star rating.

Under the restaurants, cafes and canteens section of the Food Standards Agency’s website, there are two Cherwell establishments listed.

The Meetini Cocktail Bar at Lock29 Castle Quay, in Banbury, was given a five-star rating, and Tap Social Movement in the same location was also given a five-star rating.

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In the takeaway category, Chicken Shed, in Banbury, has been given a five-star rating.

Under the pubs, bars and nightclubs section The Jolly Boatman, on Banbury Road, Shipton-on-Cherwell, was handed a one-star rating.

The Food Standards Agency exists to help people make safe choices regarding where they purchase food from, as well as promoting healthier and more sustainable food.


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