A CAFE must improve its cleanliness to enable good food hygiene, inspectors have said.

Friar Tuck Cafe, at 8 Salisbury Street in Amesbury, was handed a two-out-of-five food hygiene rating following an inspection on May 23.

While its hygiene and management of food safety was found to be 'generally satisfactory', the cafe's cleanliness and facilities need improvement.

This category involves having an appropriate building layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control.

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The Wiltshire Council inspector noted some "major non-compliance with statutory obligations" during their visit.

As such, "significant" improvements are required to prevent a fall in standards at Friar Tuck.

Improvement is necessary at The Friar Tuck Cafe in Amesbury.Improvement is necessary at The Friar Tuck Cafe in Amesbury. (Image: Google Maps)

Food hygiene ratings are published publicly by the Food Standards Agency, the government department responsible for protecting public health in relation to food.

It is important to note that food hygiene ratings reflect the standards of food hygiene, not the food quality.

Friar Tuck has an average review score of 3.5 on TripAdvisor and customers have recently mentioned their positive experiences at the cafe.

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'Elliot S' was impressed with the "classic English caf with a fun twist" and left a flawless five-out-of-five score.

In his review, he wrote: "Great café, visited after observing the solstice at Stonehenge.

"Fun interior decor, reasonably priced classic greasy spoon café with vegetarian options. Friendly helpful staff.

"When visiting, also be sure to pay a visit to the mirror realm - hours of fun!"

(Image: Google Maps)

Another user, 'mikevaughan2016' said he had been visiting since 1966 and dubbed Friar Tuck "the best cafe in Wiltshire and the south west".

"Although I live more than 60 miles away I visit regularly and even visited it today," he wrote.

"The staff are always friendly and the food freshly cooked, plenty of it and reasonable prices too."

Friar Tuck Cafe was approached for comment.