The Good Intent pub in Petersfield on College Street
The Good Intent pub in Petersfield

UPDATE: This story dates from August 2023. Since we published the article the pub has received a better score. Inspectors returned on 4 February 2024 and gave the establishment a rating of four.

Owners of a Petersfield pub are promising improvements after it scored a hygiene rating of just one.

Food inspectors gave The Good Intent on College Street the lowest score of any premises rated by its scoring system in Petersfield.

They said the management of food safety in the pub needed major improvement and they weren’t impressed by its food handling or cleanliness either.

What was measured by the inspectors?

Officers from the Food Standards Agency conducted their inspection in November. Here’s what their report says:

Hygienic food handling

Hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage

IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building (including having appropriate layout, ventilation, hand washing facilities and pest control) to enable good food hygiene

IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY

Management of food safety

System or checks in place to ensure that food sold or served is safe to eat, evidence that staff know about food safety, and the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future

MAJOR IMPROVEMENT NECESSARY

How concerned are local people about hygiene ratings?

People we spoke to in Petersfield town centre told us they often don’t bother to check the ratings anyway…

What does the pub owner say?

Fullers, who own the pub, told Shine Radio the score reflects the fact there is some ongoing work needed at The Good Intent.

They say they’re taking this seriously and are working with the tenant to address all the issues.

They say they hope to have the pub re-scored soon.

Here’s their statement in full:

On the subject of The Good Intent in Petersfield, a Fuller’s spokesperson said: “We strive to make sure that our pubs are always offering a top quality experience, and this score reflects the fact there is some ongoing work needed at The Good Intent. We are taking this very seriously and are working with the Tenant to address all the issues – both necessary physical improvements and any operational issues – and we hope to have the pub rescored very soon.”

Fuller, Smith and Turner PLC.