Doncaster’s Yorkshire Pie House is back to its piping hot best after receiving a much improved rating from the Food Standards Agency.
The Silver Street pie maker was handed a 0 rating in August last year - the lowest possible - and inspectors said the shop required ‘urgent improvement’.
Since then the business has appointed a new restaurant team and FSA inspectors handed the establishment a four out of five star rating following a visit in February.
Owner Andy Milner said: “There is no hiding from the fact we received a bit of a hiding from the Food Standards Agency when they paid us a visit in August 2015. We would like to let our customers know that food was always, prepared and cooked to the high quality standards a customer would expect to receive.
“Unfortunately that being said, there were other areas of the business we had fallen behind in and I have to take full responsibility for that. Our paperwork was not where it should be, parts of the restaurant were not up to the standard they could have been and we also had quite a few teething problems with staff.”
He added that these issues have now been addressed.
Mr Milner said: “We have changed the way we operate internally and we have taken on new team members including head chef, Daniel Sey. He is a chef with years of experience, working at quality establishments, including being the head chef at the very famous Cabbage Patch Eatery in Twickenham.
“Our kitchen is front of house and open, so we have nothing to hide and all our pies come with award winning filling.
“2016 is an exciting year for us as we have many tasty announcements on the way, new additions to the menu and perhaps a new service or two. We have always appreciated the custom and our incredible reviews on Trip Advisor and we thank our valued customers for sticking by us during what has been a difficult time. “
Around 100, 000 people have bought their pies since 2012.