Acclaimed Pinkmans bakery told ‘major improvement necessary’ by food hygiene inspectors

Pinkmans on Park Street has been named as one of the best 25 bakeries in the UK by the Sunday Times

A popular bakery on Park Street named as among the 25 best in the UK by the Sunday Times has been given a one-star food hygiene rating.

Pinkmans is rated four-and-a-half stars by customers on TripAdvisor, who describe it as a great place for breakfast or brunch, or praise the ‘amazing’ cinnamon bun and shashuka.

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But the independent cafe has not received praise from food hygiene inspectors from Bristol City Council who have told the owners to make major improvements after a visit on February 16.

Although finding food handling to be ‘generally satisfactory’, the inspectors said cleanliness and condition of facilities and building required ‘improvement’, and the management of food safety ‘major improvement’.

Overall, the bakery received a one-star review which equates to ‘major improvement is necessary’ according to the Food Standards Agency.

Pinkmans on Park Street has been given a one-star food hygiene rating

A summary of the report has been published on the Food Standards Agency website, and can be viewed here.

BristolWorld attempted to contact the company on the rating, but has received no response.

Food hygiene ratings provide a snapshot of standards at the time of inspection.

They cover the handling of food, how it is stored and prepared, cleanliness of facilities and how food food safety is managed. It does not cover the quality of food and customer service.