NEW food hygiene ratings have been awarded to a Kingswinford Thai restaurant and two other establishments, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

Sommai Thai restaurant on Mount Pleasant, Kingswinford, was given a three star rating on May 9.

Craft and coffee shop Oh Flopping Fiddlesticks on Louise Street, Lower Gornal, was handed a four star rating on May 9.

Takeaway Sweet Shakes dessert shop at Clarage House, Long Lane, Halesowen, was handed a four rating on May 9.

A hygiene rating of 0 means urgent improvement is required; 1 means "major improvement is necessary."

A 2 star rating means "some improvement is necessary", while 3 star means "hygiene standards are generally satisfactory" and 4 star means "hygiene standards are good."

A 5 star rating means "hygiene standards are very good."