A Swindon fish and chip shop that was slapped with consecutive zero hygiene ratings has reopened.

Mr Cod on Cricklade Road in Pinehurst announced in early October that it would be closing down for a fortnight.

It came after the business was handed a zero-rated food hygiene score in June and then a second bottom rating a couple of months later in August.

Swindon Advertiser: The fish and chips served at Mr Cod in Swindon.The fish and chips served at Mr Cod in Swindon.

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A paper notice was left on the takeaway's door that read: “Sorry, we are closed for two weeks. Thank you.”

Yet two weeks passed and there was no sign of life behind the graffitied shutters of the Swindon chippy, with some speculating it had closed forever.

Swindon Advertiser: Mr Cod is back open for business.Mr Cod is back open for business. (Image: Newsquest)

But Mr Cod has recently reopened, welcoming customers back in to serve meals such as fish and chips as well as a variety of burgers and sides.

Following the first inspection on Friday, June 23, the council report stated that major improvement was necessary regarding the handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage.

Swindon Advertiser: Mr Cod had received back-to-back zero ratings for hygiene.Mr Cod had received back-to-back zero ratings for hygiene. (Image: Newsquest)

Mr Cod’s premises were inspected again on Wednesday, August 30, resulting in the same score while inspectors said urgent improvement was required.

On Tuesday evening the lights were on and staff inside but there was no display of the Food Standards Agency’s score of zero-out-of-five to be seen.

The Adver has approached Mr Cod for comment.