A Swindon pub has received a zero food hygiene rating - but its new management say they are taking it in a new direction.

The Patriots Arms in Chiseldon received the score which means that urgent improvement is required following an inspection on March 20.

The manager, who wished not to be named, explained the low rating was due to the kitchen being messy.

She said the inspection came before they had cleared the kitchen and have made major changes since.

She continued: “Luckily for us we weren’t doing food because I refused to do food.

“I'm not bothered by the rating so much. People see my kitchen, they know me, and they know what was going on in there. 

“I am here to sort it out and I have got a lot of the regulars behind me.”

The old manager, Sunny Patel, who received a hygiene score of one when in charge of the pub. He left after four years in charge last August.

The new manager said she is taking the pub in a new direction.

Swindon Advertiser: Patriots Arms in ChiseldonPatriots Arms in Chiseldon (Image: Newsquest)

She said: “Everyone in the village knows the work we have done since we have been here, which is fantastic.”

She added that hygiene officials had later returned after she cleared and cleaned the kitchen.

They were happy with the state of the kitchen, and the pub will be serving food at an unconfirmed later date.

A pub company is listed on Companies House as being active under the company name ‘THE PAT'S ARMS LTD’ at the address of The Patriots Arms.

It has two directors: Bhaumik Bharatkumar Shah and Raj Mahendrabhai Patel.

Raj Mahendrabhai Patel is also known as ‘Sunny’, the same Sunny Patel who previously managed the pub when it received its hygiene rating of one.

Company House records show THE PATS ARMS LTD received notice for compulsory strike-off on April 9 with accounts overdue, meaning the company risks being dissolved in two months.

This means that THE PAT’S ARMS LTD will no longer exist and all its property will belong to the Crown.

Insolvency practitioners Real Business Rescue advise: “A compulsory strike off notice is often served by a disgruntled creditor for unpaid debts, or by Companies House for failure to keep up with statutory filing obligations.”