Hygiene ratings are awarded by Sunderland City Council inspectors and range between zero and five – with a four star rating meaning that “hygiene standards are good".
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North Biddick Social Club was rated “good” for hygienic food handling and management of food safety, with cleanliness and condition of facilities and building rated “generally satisfactory” by inspectors.
The recent assessment means that of Sunderland's 227 pubs, bars and nightclubs with ratings, 128 (56%) have ratings of five and none have zero ratings.