UK pub bosses fined £30k after rat droppings found in filthy storeroom

Bosses at a filthy pub have been ordered to pay over £30,000 after inspectors found rat droppings in its storerooms.

grapes.inn.fineThe disgusting find certainly wasn’t on the menu of Scaling Dam’s The Grapes Inn, which has now been closed to protect the public.

The shocking state of the struggling pub’s kitchen came after a council investigation found everything from out-of-date food to leaking fridges.

Pictures of the kitchen even appear to show dead bugs left near the food.

On its website the Scaling Dam boozer boasts of “providing proper pub grub offering real value for money”, charging punters £40 for the teatime special.

Now landlord Mark Miles has been given food for thought after being fined £30,894 at Teesside Magistrates’ Court.

He admitted 11 food safety and hygiene offences on Wednesday following an investigation by Redcar and Cleveland Council.