A village pub which reopened under new management with a zero hygiene rating has been transformed.

The George Steakhouse, previously known as The George, is a pub in the village of Wraysbury.

In late April the pub saw in new owners, with Morne Coetzer taking up position as General Manager.

The establishment on Windsor Road was then refurbished inside and out with a brand-new look to the exterior.

However, not long after the ownership change, The George Steakhouse was given a zero hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency which found issues with labelling procedures and food handling.

At the point of inspection on July 5, The George Steakhouse was still preparing to reopen with the official opening being in the second week of July.

Morne said when the health inspectors visited: "The team were in training and operational systems were being implemented by the various suppliers. 

"There was a delay in these caused by the contractors and the shortages of staff. 

"Therefore when we had a visit from an environmental health officer in the first week of July, not all the compliance systems were fully operational but the officer could see that they were in the process of being installed."

After applying for a re-inspection, The George Steakhouse was visited by inspectors again on November 9.

Following the inspection the steakhouse has been awarded top marks with a five out of five rating. 

Upon hearing the news, Morne said:  "I am delighted that we have been scored the full five out of five stars which truly reflects the importance our business and team place on food safety and hygiene for all our customers.

"I have noted before that we have invested a lot into the fabric of the building, internal controls, food safety and hygiene administration and the business has been winning back customers.   

"Our emphasis on the quality of the food and drink we serve, and the authenticity of our service has been central to winning back customers and will, we hope, continue to increase the number of customers we serve in the future. 

"As a well-known establishment, it remains our privilege to serve our many local and loyal customers and this important recognition from the Environmental Health Officer reinforces our determination to continue to do so in the future with our focus on quality, service, and standards."