A DIRTY pub which failed to clean up when threatened with closure has been fined more than £7,000.

The Queen’s Head, in Station Road, Winchmore Hill, was served with a hygiene improvement notice in November 2015.

Enfield Council’s food safety inspector noticed it had issues relating to food safety management, food hygiene training and using an unsuitable area for food preparation.

A food safety inspector for Enfield Council visited the pub again last March, but it failed to tackle the problems.

But it did not listen and Bitz Enterprises, which owns the pub, pleaded guilty to four charges at Highbury Magistrates Court on March 2.

They were ordered to pay a £6,340 fine, £1,000 in costs and a £170 victim surcharge.