AND TALBOT GETS RECORD FINE
pub is fined £40,000 for appalling hygiene.
Mice and cockroaches were found on the premises
Hounslow Councils environmental health
officers have cracked down on The Packhorse
and Talbot pub on 145 Chiswick High Road after
finding mice and cockroach infestations and
unacceptable standards of cleanliness. On the
30th August, Isleworth Crown Court fined the
owners, Scottish and Newcastle an unequalled
of the other problems included grease dripping
from the ventilation canopy on to the cooking
equipment and floor. Significant mice droppings
were found all around the floor and refrigerator
and freezer door handles were encrusted with
food and dirt.
proprietor of the Public House, Scottish and
Newcastle pleaded guilty to three offences
under the food safety act at Feltham Magistrates
Court. The offences were:
ensuring that pests were controlled
not keeping the premises clean
and failing to maintain the place in good
repair and condition.
case was referred to the Isleworth Crown Court
to enable the court to impose an unlimited
Health Officers Lisa Wallace and Michael Reilly
said that: This place was unbelievably
dirty and unhygienic and we are pleased that
the proprietors got such a high fine. We hope
that this case will set an example and a warning
to other businesses that we take food hygiene
seriously. Our job is to make sure that people
are able to eat out safely and not worry about
can contact Hounslows Food Safety Team
to report incidents on 020 8583 5555.
avoid confusion the pub referred to is not
the Old Packhorse on the corner of Acton Lane
but the Packhorse and Talbot next to Somerfields.
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