Five-star food hygiene ratings in Rochdale town centre

Date published: 02 April 2019

The centre of Rochdale has an abundance of five-star rated food pubs and restaurants.

With spring well and truly on the way, this season’s lighter evenings are the perfect backdrop to an evening meal at one of the centre’s finest eateries.

Like all food-supplying businesses, The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is required by law to give a hygiene rating of up to five to all these places. The ratings, where five is the best, look at everything from how food is stored to the cleanliness of the facilities.

Old favourites The Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale's only specialist tapas restaurant, La Mancha, the Vicolo del Vino wine cellar and the historic town hall’s Clock Tower Dining Room all boast five-star hygiene ratings.


The Baum
The Baum


The multi-award-winning Baum, a former CAMRA national pub of the year, is rated four stars whilst two new kids on the block can also show off five-star ratings – Montagues café on The Butts and the Medicine Tap brewpub, coffeehouse, grill house and bar on the Esplanade.

Additionally, according to a new report, restaurants and eateries in Rochdale are some of the most hygienic in Greater Manchester, further establishing Rochdale as the place to eat.


Montague’s cafe in Rochdale Market
Montague’s cafe in Rochdale Market


Paul Ambrose, Rochdale Business Improvement District Manager, commented: “This is great news for Rochdale town centre: it really is testament to the high quality of food establishments operating in the town.

“One of town centre’s greatest strengths is the huge variety of places to eat and drink, and this news confirms that Rochdale is one of the up and coming towns in the region for dining out.”

“Whether you are looking to have a meal with the family or an evening out with friends, give one of the high-quality food businesses a try.”

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