NEW hygiene ratings have been handed to a Quarry Bank pub and a Halesowen takeaway, the Food Standards Agency’s website shows.

The White Horse Inn, on New Street, Quarry Bank, was handed a four-out-of-five rating after assessment on May 28.

And Arkid Street Food, a takeaway on Dudley Road, Halesowen, was also given a score of four on May 22.

The ratings have been published on the Food Standards Agency’s website which rates businesses from zero to five so customers can make more informed choices about where to buy and eat food.

A rating of five means hygiene standards are very good, four means hygiene standards are good, three means hygiene standards are generally satisfactory, two means some improvement is necessary, a rating of one means major improvement is necessary and a rating of zero means urgent improvement is required.

People can see the results of all food hygiene inspections via Dudley Council’s website or on the national website.