A HOLIDAY park has being slammed in a damning report after health inspectors found its premises covered in dirt and a fridge covered in blood.

A report from environmental health chiefs, who carried out the inspection of Solent Breezes, said major improvements were necessary and gave it a food hygiene rating of 1 out of 5.

It forms part of Solent Breezes Holiday Park in Warsash and has views over the Solent. The park claims visitors can enjoy great value food at its “superb clubhouse and bar”.

Inspectors from the environmental health partnership of Fareham and Gosport councils planned their visit after receiving a call reporting that mice had been seen in the kitchen.

Environmental health officer Clare Blue said that the ice-machine in the bar was dirty and mouldy, and the floor and wall required a thorough clean.

She also said the cellar had flooded and a part of its ceiling had collapsed. It also contained a large number of large live and dead flies.

A fridge appeared to be covered in blood and juices, and the microwaves were caked in food and dirt.

Although no evidence of mice was inside, an outside storage area was too messy to carry out pest control checks.

According to Ms Blue, at the time of the inspection on May 21 significant improvements were required to cleaning throughout the premise. She recommended that the business investigate the cellar leak and undertake repairs, similarly several holes in the cellar required proofing to prevent pest access.

A company spokesperson for the holiday park said: “Our bars and restaurants take pride in maintaining extremely robust standards of food hygiene, and our staff are provided with extensive training in this area.

“The inspection at Solent Breezes took place following a change of management and an extremely busy period on the park, and the sheer volume of business meant that some procedures had, regrettably, been unattended to at the time of the visit.

“We will be contacting the EHO to request a re-visit at their earliest convenience.”