Wetherspoons is probably one of the UK's most popular pub chains with hundreds of venues up and down the country - but what is the one in Greenock like?

With just one on our doorstep, we're not too far from a cheap drink and a laugh with friends.

But with each restaurant, there comes a different standard for cleanliness and hygiene. 

And thanks to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) we get to look at what each of the hygiene ratings is for the different locations. 

Greenock Telegraph: Wetherspoons. Credit: PAWetherspoons. Credit: PA

The inspections are carried out by the local authority and findings are updated on the FSA website whenever there is a new inspection conducted by the council. 

What the ratings mean:

There are three different ratings in Scotland under the Food Hygiene Information Scheme.

  • Pass means they meet the legal requirements for food hygiene.
  • Improvement Required means the business didn’t meet the legal requirements and needs to make improvements.
  • Exempt Premises means the business has been inspected by a local authority food safety officer, met the pass criteria, but doesn’t meet the criteria to be part of the scheme. These businesses are low-risk to people’s health in terms of food safety and you perhaps wouldn’t normally think of them as a food business – for example, newsagents, chemist shops or visitor centres selling tins of biscuits.

A new business or if there is a new owner, will be listed as "Awaiting Inspection" and will not have a food hygiene rating.

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How is Wetherspoons assessed?

Inspectors look at a few different key elements when assessing the hygiene of a restaurant including: 

How hygienically the food is handled- such as how its prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled, and stored.

The condition of the structure of the buildings – the cleanliness, layout, lighting, ventilation, and other facilities.

How the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe and so that the officer can be confident standards will be maintained in the future.

Greenock Telegraph: Wetherspoons pub. Credit: PAWetherspoons pub. Credit: PA

Greenock Wetherspoons hygiene ratings

The James Watt

Rating: Pass

Location: 80 - 92 Cathcart Street Greenock PA15 1AA

Last inspected: 05 February 2020