A POPULAR coffee shop in Yate is celebrating after receiving the highest possible food hygiene rating for the second time in two years.

Esquires has been open in Yate’s Riverside Complex since October 2017.

It quickly established itself as one of the most popular coffee shops in the area, rising to the top on Trip Advisor.

As well as highly trained baristas, the shop also serves a wide variety of food which the staff believe have made it a popular choice throughout the whole day for customers.

Esquires was visited by a South Gloucestershire Council Food Hygiene Officer two years ago.

On that occasion it received the top 5 rating, being ranked as ‘Very Good’ for cleanliness and condition of facilities and building and also for hygienic food handling.

It also received a ‘Good’ for management of food safety.

Now, almost two years on to the day, the shop has received another 5 rating.

An officer arrived unannounced on January 27 and after the inspection awarded the shop with a top rating again.

This means that their rating is again ‘Very Good’.

The shop not only does coffee and food through the days, with a big event planned for the evening on Valentine’s Day.

Esquires will be hosting a cocktail night for customers, with a number of tickets already sold costing £10.