A pub and restaurant chain has been fined £152,000 for “hygiene failures” at the Tredegar Arms in Newport.
Environmental health officers from Newport City Council inspected the pub on Caerphilly Road following a complaint from a member of the public. They found “a number of food hygiene failings” across two visits.
Since the visits in July 2017, the pub took “immediate action” and now has a food hygiene rating of four.
Greene King Retailing Limited pleaded guilty at Newport Magistrates’ Court to seven charges of failing to keep food premises and equipment clean, and where necessary disinfected, and failure to implement and maintain food safety procedures.
Since the inspections in July 2017, the Tredegar Arms took “immediate action” and now has a four star food hygiene rating.
A spokesperson for the pub said the initial findings were “during a period of just a few days” at a time when management was changing.