Five stars awarded to Heanor ‘hotspot’

Steve Richards
Steve Richards

Staff and customers at a Heanor pub have been celebrating after achieving top marks for its food hygiene after the latest inspection.

The Mundy Arms on Ilkeston Road scoreda five star rating for its hygiene and cleanliness after an inspection in May.

General manager Steve Richards said he was ecstatic that the pub had scored so highly.

He said: “It’s a great pub, something of a local hotspot, and we have an excellent team that work together to make sure customers are enjoying an excellent experience.

“We want them to be enjoying our service and standards every time they walk through the door.

“The food hygiene award demonstrates how the team is working hard every day behind the scenes to ensure we produce food to the highest quality.”

The unannounced inspection checked how hygienically the food is prepared, cooked, cooled and then stored.

The cleanliness, layout and ventilation of the pub was also inspected, as well as how the pub manages and records what it does to ensure hygiene is of the highest standard.

The inspection came not long after Steve rejoined the team following a break from the pub.

Steve, who was born and raised just minutes from the pub, first joined Greene King and the Hungry Horse brand around seven years ago and went on to manage the Mundy Arms for around five years.

Since then he has taken on different roles in the hospitality industry.

But in March Steve returned to Hungry Horse and to the Mundy Arms.

He said: “It is great to be back at theMundy Arms – it has always been like a home to me.

“And the team have really pulled together in order to work to the best of our abilities and as a result we have impressed the environmental health inspectors.”