A Devizes pub, a Trowbridge Chinese takeaway and a Westbury butchers have scored the lowest possible food hygiene ratings.

Numerous other eateries have been told they are in major need of improvement - see the full list below.

Scoring zero out of five, The Bell Inn at Great Cheverell has been told that major improvement is necessary to the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building.

It was also told after a March inspection that urgent improvement was needed in the management of food safety and that it had to improve on hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re-heating and storage.

The High Street pub’s ratings had fallen from being given top scores in 2014.

But the Happy Valley takeaway in Trowbridge has consistently failed in the ratings. In the most recent inspection, it scored zero out of five.

It has bumped along the bottom of the hygiene scores since 2016, only peaking at a two out of five in 2017.

Food safety officers said urgent improvement was needed to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat.

Elliotts Traditional Butchers in Westbury’s High Street also got a zero score, dropping from a middling three out of five for the past four years.

Inspectors said major improvements were necessary across the board, including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control.

On it’s Facebook page head butcher Andy Elliott is quoted saying: “As a local boy, brought up in Westbury, I’ve been involved in the butcher trade all my life. I’m passionate about it!

"All my meat is locally sourced and prepared on site. Our beef is hung and dry aged for at least 21 days and I dry cure my own bacon and cook my own ham.”

Here is a list of other Wiltshire establishments deemed in major need of improvement and with a score of one out of five.

  • Tale of Spice in Castle Street in Trowbridge.
  • New Polish Deli on Church Street, Trowbridge.
  • Pasquales, Trowbridge.
  • Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury only scored a one needing major improvements all round to its restaurant and cafe.
  • Bath Arms in The Common, Warmintster.
  • The Old House at Home at Burton,
  • Papa’s Pizza in Trowbridge.
  • Trowbridge Sports Bar.
  • Dilton Fish and Chips, Westbury.

The majority of pubs, restaurants, cafes and food outlets in Wiltshire scored either four out of five or full marks.