The Daily Mail has published pictures on its world record sized website that show the squalid state of the kitchen at The Salutation in Sandwich, Kent.
A dirty commercial kitchen might not normally make headlines other than as part of a Kitchen Nightmare episode, but The Salutation is newsworthy because of another reality TV show, Gogglebox.
Steph and Dom Parker (pictured in their Facebook profile) are media sensations thanks to the portrayal of their lavish lifestyle on the Channel 4 show.
The couple’s boutique hotel, The Salutation, has a restaurant called The Dining Room, which offers “local produce with a European twist”.
“The food in The Dining Room is delicately prepared and accompanied by a wide variety of wines from around the world. All to be enjoyed in the beautiful Grade 1-listed Salutation, which perfectly marries Edwardian elegance with charm and character,” the hotel’s website promises.
But the Daily Mail has exposed what it alleges are photographs of the commercial kitchen showing dead insects floating in blocked sinks and rotting meat oozing out of filthy fridges.
The most recent inspection by the Dover Food Standards Agency rated the property as one out of five, meaning that major improvement is necessary.