A DENSHAW pub is in the clear after being accused of failing to meet basic hygiene requirements set by the Food Standards Agency.
The historic Junction Inn was listed among 41 Greater Manchester pubs, clubs and restaurants as receiving a one star out of five rating.
But an investigation by the Saddleworth Independent can confirm the downgrading was due to a lack of regulatory paperwork and not because of poor food preparation or keeping a dirty kitchen.
We can also reveal the inspection by Oldham Council’s Food Enforcement team took place as long ago as September 12, 2014 and there has been no other investigation since then.
The Junction’s landlord Steve Rigby has broken his silence to confirm our findings, saying: “People get the wrong impression when you get a rating of one star.
“But our score was for procedural failure not for bad food practice or poor food safety.”
The Junction Inn is currently showing a four out of five star rating on TripAdvisor, with 14 excellent reviews.
One customer posted about the food: “It was hot and very tasty. If passing this way again will definitely call in.”
Another wrote: “I have eaten at many places and this topped the lot. The meal was a generous size too. All I can say is you really have to try it.”
Find the Junction Inn on Rochdale Road, Denshaw, or visit their website for more information: www.junctioninndenshaw.co.uk