An Oxford city centre pub has been told “major improvement is necessary” after receiving a one-out-of-five food hygiene rating.

The Old Tom, in St Aldate's, received the low rating following an inspection conducted by the Food Standards Agency in conjunction with Oxford City Council on January 15.

In the inspection, cleanliness and condition of facilities in the building was graded with “major improvement necessary”.

However management of food safety and hygienic food handling were both graded “generally satisfactory”.

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The city centre pub has fared popular online with an average 4.3 out of five stars from 720 Google Reviews and a four out of five score on TripAdvisor.

The Old Tom’s website describes the venue as a “welcome watering hole for Oxford's town and gown since at least the end of the 17th century”.