An award-winning pub in Oxfordshire has been handed a new hygiene rating after a recent inspection.

The Back Lane Tavern at 11 Park Lane in Woodstock was handed a five-out-of-five-star rating by the Food Standards Agency.

This means that food hygiene standards are 'very good' at the establishment.

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The Back Lane Tavern describes itself a ‘local pub, wine bar and small plates restaurant.’

It was the ‘overall winner’ at the Oxinabox awards in 2023.

Witney Gazette: The Back Lane Tavern The Back Lane Tavern

The pub offers tapas style dining with influences from all over the world.

It was opened in 2021 after a £350,000 refurbishment of the former King’s Head pub.

The inspection was carried out by the Food Standards Agency on July 5.

They assessed the pub in relation to levels of hygienic food handling, the cleanliness and condition of facilities and management of food safety.