Fancy food ain’t safe food: UK wedding venue costs £14,000 to hire, suck at food safety

These shocking pictures reveal the filthy conditions at an ‘exclusive’ wedding venue which has been ordered to pay more than £60,000 for breaching food hygiene and safety laws.

243842FF00000578-2883821-image-m-54_1419264364785Davenport Green Hall in Altrincham, Manchester, charges £14,500 for a couple’s big day and has even been featured on Celebrity Four Weddings for glamour model Michelle Marsh’s reception.

But bosses have been fined £39,000 plus £21,500 in costs after investigators found the kitchen in a ‘shocking’ state and said routine cleaning had been ‘inadequate’.

Prohibition notices were also served for serious health and safety breaches concerning the gas, electricity and the slippery kitchen floor.

A wedding guest tipped-off environmental health officers after a reception at the venue.

243842EE00000578-2883821-image-m-61_1419264436203And when officers arrived unannounced in August last year, they found the marquee kitchen and tented areas at the hall were in a very poor structural condition.

They also noted that staff were not trained properly, there was no hand washing facilities, the drains were blocked and rubbish was not being thrown away quickly enough.

Owner Mohammed Isaq has now been banned from running any food business until further notice.