A north Norfolk seaside pub has been hit with a one out of five food hygiene rating.

The Lobster, in Sheringham High Street, received a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating in a recently-published report following an inspection on June 28 this year.

The pub has been told by officers from the Food Standards Agency that ‘major improvement’ is needed.

However, the owner of the Lobster, Graham Deans, said staff changes and upgrades to its procedures have been made since the inspection.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) confirmed that the pub has been revisited by officers twice since the inspection, and conditions have improved.

NNDC said the pub can now apply for a re-inspection.

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North Norfolk News: The Lobster, in Sheringham High Street, has received a one out of five food hygiene ratingThe Lobster, in Sheringham High Street, has received a one out of five food hygiene rating (Image: Adam Barker)

Mr Deans said: “We’ve been working extremely hard with Environmental Health since the inspection. 

“We’ve made some procedural staff changes and upgraded all of our procedures so nothing can fall through the net.

“All of our staff have now had both their advanced and basic food hygiene training.”

The Lobster, which is located in the heart of Sheringham around 100 yards from the beach, also provides rooms and self-catering holiday cottages.

The report concluded that its management of food safety – the systems or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat - requires ‘major improvement’.

Improvement was also deemed necessary in its hygienic food handling and the cleanliness and condition of facilities and the building.

Three north Norfolk businesses recently received zero-out-of-five food hygiene ratings – requiring ‘urgent improvement’.

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Broadside Clubhouse, at the Broadside Chalet Park in Stalham, Cromer Stores, in Mount Street Cromer, and Park View Café, at Trimingham House Caravan Park in Trimingham, were all listed on the Food Standards Agency website as receiving the lowest possible food hygiene rating following their respective most recent inspections.

Broadside Clubhouse has since received a five-out-of-five food hygiene rating after a recent re-inspection.

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