A McDonald’s in Welshpool which was described by a Michelin-starred chef as the best in the World has been given a one-star hygiene rating by the Food Standards Agency, a sticker in its window shows.

The Welshpool branch of McDonald’s on the Enterprise Park in Buttington, which opened in May 2021, was given a food hygiene rating of one out of a possible five.

The full report has not been officially released by the Food Standards Agency, but has been displayed in the window of the restaurant in accordance with guidelines.

A rating of 1 means that major improvements are needed, having scored between 45 and 50 points in the assessment.

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There are several variables that contribute to a restaurant’s rating, but establishments can typically get this number of points if there are multiple breaches of food hygiene rules as well as a lack of training among staff.

County Times: Welshpool McDonald's on Enterprise Park.

In January, the Welshpool McDonald’s received media attention when Michelin Star chef Gareth Ward of Machynlleth’s Ynyshir, named it as one of the best restaurants in Wales in an interview with WalesOnline.

He said: “I'm telling you now, Welshpool McDonald's is on a different level. It's just got different elements to everyone else.

"It's just absolutely smashing it. Last time I had a crispy chicken and it definitely had something like truffle mayonnaise on it. I don't think it did, but it tasted like it did.

"Everybody I speak to says this is, by far, the best McDonald's in the world. Welshpool McDonald's that's what it's all about."

From September 2021 until its most recent inspection, the branch had maintained a five-star rating from the Food Standards Agency, with management expected to take steps to restore the previously held rating for the branch.

McDonald's has been approached for comment.