MORE than 20 Bolton restaurants, pubs and hotels are in need of major improvement.

22 of the borough's establishments have received a rating of one by the Food Standards Agency

The food hygiene rating scheme is designed to help shoppers decide where to eat out or buy food.

The rating gives customers an idea of how well the business is keeping the takeaway clean and tidy.

A food hygiene rating is worked out by a food safety officer who visits the business to see if it meets the requirements of food hygiene law.

The officer looks at how hygienically the food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings and how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe.

Bolton restaurants, pubs and hotels with a food hygiene rating of 1 (according to the Food Standards Agency website on March 26):

  • Aroma Restaurant, Bolton
  • Blue Lounge, Bolton
  • Brooksy’s Cafe, Farnworth
  • Brunchers, Bolton
  • Buttylicious, Bolton
  • Dhanak Deira, Bolton
  • Feast, Blackrod
  • GLF Catering, Bolton
  • India Gate, Westhoughton
  • Kearsley Cricket Club, Kearsley
  • Kohinoor Restaurant and Take Away, Bolton
  • Krave Dessert, Farnworth
  • L & B Restaurant, Bolton
  • Laibaz, Bolton
  • Local Cafe, Horwich
  • Shimla Indian Restaraunt, Bromley Cross
  • Slice and Dice, Bolton
  • Taj Mahal, Farnworth
  • The China Room, Westhoughton
  • Tropical Cafe, Bolton
  • Xhale, Bolton