THE Bell in Amesbury has gained the top rating for its levels of hygiene in Wiltshire Council’s Scores on the Doors scheme.

The Wetherspoon pub in Salisbury Street was awarded a five star rating by inspectors.

Scores on the Doors aims to highlight hygiene standards in pubs, restaurants, takeaways and clubs across the county.

The pub’s manager, Christian Blanch, said: “I am delighted that we have gained the top rating and I’m sure our customers will welcome the news too.

“Standards of hygiene at the pub are of paramount importance.

“All of the staff work hard to ensure that the pub offers its customers the highest levels of hygiene at all time and we are delighted that our efforts have been recognised."