A HOTEL in Anglesey has been handed a one-out-of-five rating by food hygiene inspectors, with ‘major improvement necessary’ in one area.

Château Rhianfa, on Beaumaris Road, Menai Bridge, scored poorly following an assessment in November.

The hotel’s management of food safety was rated ‘major improvement necessary’ by inspectors.

This concerns the checks in place to ensure that food is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and that the food safety officer had confidence that such standards will be maintained in the future.

The cleanliness and condition of the facilities to enable good food hygiene was also given an ‘improvement necessary’ rating.

This included having an appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control.

Its hygienic handling of food, including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage, was considered ‘generally satisfactory’.

Château Rhianfa was first built in the 19th century as a dower house for Lady Sarah Hay-Williams.

It officially opened as a hotel in 2012, following a multi-million pound restoration project, and also won ‘best romantic hotel' at the 2019 Welsh Wedding Awards.