An Alresford pub has been handed a new four-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The Cricketers pub in Jacklyns Lane, which boasts "home cooked food all prepared from scratch" on its website, was given the score after an assessment on March 10 by the Food Standards Agency.

Inspectors rated the pub 'good' for its management of food safety and food handling, further finding the cleanliness and condition of the facilities and building 'generally satisfactory'.

It means that of Winchester's 103 pubs, bars and nightclubs with ratings, 87 (84 per cent) have ratings of five and none are rated zero.