A coffee shop that was slapped with a low food hygiene rating has drastically turned things around.

Muse Coffee Company in Portswood Road has jumped from a one to a five-star rating.

The independent coffee chain was handed the one rating last March before achieving a four in September.

Staff are ‘overjoyed' with the improvement after the inspection last weekend, and are also pleased to receive a five for their second branch in London Road.

Speaking on the achievement, a spokesperson said: “This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team, who always strive to provide the best for our beloved community.

“We are grateful for the support of our loyal customers, who can trust in the fact that our delicious food and desserts are prepared with the utmost care and safety in mind.

“Thank you to our Muse family for upholding our exceptional standards and ensuring that every experience with us is a delightful one.

“Here’s to many more happy and healthy meals together.”