A popular Indian restaurant in Wiltshire has been given a low food hygiene rating after its latest inspection.

Chillies Indian Cuisine opened on High Street in Royal Wootton Basset in August 2006 promising dishes cooked “in a traditional way prepared with the same methods used at home in India”.

It has proved to be a popular destination for meals out over the years, earning an overall average score of four out of five on Trip Advisor.

But a new report has revealed that the restaurant was given a damning hygiene report following a visit from Swindon Borough Council’s Environmental Health team.

Swindon Advertiser: Chillies opened in Royal Wootton Bassett in 2006.Chillies opened in Royal Wootton Bassett in 2006. (Image: Dave Cox)

The inspection on Wednesday, October 25 saw Chillies slapped with a one-out-of-five rating, a drop from its previous score of five.

Inspectors deemed that “major improvement” was necessary at the premises with the eatery’s hygienic handling of food including preparation, cooking, re-heating, cooling and storage being below par.

The report also stated that Chillies’ management of food safety, referring to having a system in place to ensure that food served is safe to eat, needed “major improvement”.

This also covers whether there is evidence that staff know about food safety and if the food safety officer has confidence that standards will be maintained in future.

Chillies was contacted by the Adver for comment, but they were unavailable for comment.