A restaurant has been told improvement is necessary by food hygiene inspectors. 

The Nightingale in Bicester- which describes itself on its website as a "proper pub" - has been hit with a new two-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

Located in Nightingale Place, the business was assessed on Wednesday, January 11 by the Food Standards Agency - which is now listed on the government department's website.

The Nightingale serves a selection of real ales and craft beers, including from its brewery called Brewpoint in Bedford.

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The "dog-friendly" establishment serves light bites, pub classics and desserts.

This new rating means that of Cherwell's 175 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 132 - 75 per cent - have ratings of five and just two have zero ratings.