A Westmorland and Furness restaurant has been handed a new food hygiene rating.

Lakes Hotel and Spa at Kendal Road in Windermere was given a score of four out of five food hygiene rating.

The establishment was given the score after assessment on January 22, the Food Standards Agency's website shows.

The standards found by the safety officer at the time of across the hygiene of food handling, the cleanliness and condition of facilities and the building were given a 'good' rating, and the management of food safety was found to be 'generally satisfactory.'

The hotel, formerly the Burnside Hotel, reopened in 2021 after a major revamp.

The atmospheric, mood-lit spa was refurbished, including adding a hydrotherapy pool and cabanas; the hotel’s traditional pub doubled in size; the main part of the hotel was refitted; new suites created; the terrace outside the cocktail bar overlooking Windermere was extended and fire pits added.

The major work on the West Wing meant there were 42 hot tubs on spacious hotel room balconies.

Of Westmorland and Furness's 661 restaurants, cafes and canteens with ratings, 539 (82%) have ratings of five, and none have zero ratings.