Pub shuts kitchen after 62 diners fall ill following 'Mother's Day diarrhoea outbreak'
A pub has shut its kitchen after 62 diners reportedly fell ill following a Mothers Day lunch. Dozens of people reported to be suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting after eating at The Old Farm
house in Nailsea, north Somerset, on Sunday. North Somerset Council is understood to have been alerted to 62 confirmed cases so far, the Bristol Post reports. The pub , which is operated by the Hall and Woodhouse chain, has voluntarily stopped serving meals while investigations continu
e. Public Health England is now working with North Somerset Co2020老版跑狗图102期 uncil to investigate the source of the sickness outbreak. The pub has voluntarily closed its kitchen (Image: Google) Read MoreRelated ArticlesWorlds best rest
aurant under fire after 63 diners fall ill with stomach bug Bayad Nozad, consultant in health protection from South West PHE Centre, said: Those affected have reported mild-to-moderate illness including diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramps. It is good news that the majority of affected individuals appear to have recovered quickly. Our advice for anyone else affected is to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and stay away from work or school until symptom free for 48 hours. “We are currently testing samples in order to identify exactly what has caused the illness.” Public Health England and North Somerset Council are investigating (Image: Google) Read MoreRelate
who complained of 45 minute wait for food branded pain in a** on restaurant receipt Mandy Bishop, from North Somerset Council, said: “Since we became aware of the report
ed illness amongst diners, North Somerset Councils environmental health officers have visited the premises to inspect the kitchen and assess preparation, cooking and storage practices. “The venue has taken the precautionary decision to voluntarily close in order that they can fully co-operate with the investigation.” A Hall and Woodhouse spokeswoman told Mirror Online: Hall Woodhouse have been made aware that a number of guests visiting the Old Farmhouse, Nailsea, on Sunday subsequently became ill with sickness and diarrhoea. This pub is one of our businesspartnerships (tenanted pubs) and although we are not dir
ectly responsible for the pub, we are supporting the business partner during this time. We understand that in the interest of guests the business partner has closed
the public hous
e and will reopen once they are completely satisfied that it is safe to do so.