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Goggle Box: Shocking state of kitchen at stars Steph and Dom's Salutation restaurant

By KentOnline reporter

These disgusting photos reveal the shocking state of the cellar at Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker's swanky B&B. 

Stomach-churning snaps, taken behind the scenes at The Salutation, show an oven black with grease and overflowing, blocked sinks. 

In one picture, a leg of lamb, wrapped in a leaking plastic bag, drips to the bottom of a grimy fridge which is thick with grime. 

The oven is black with grime. Picture SWNS

The oven is black with grime. Picture: SWNS

Mould can be seen in the fridge from where ice is served to guests. Picture SWNS

Mould can be seen in the fridge from where ice is served to guests. Picture: SWNS



Another shows three inches of foul yellow water in the bottom of a leaking fridge with a dead fly swimming in it. 

Lifeless insects also float in a revolting orange 'stew' of water, fat and leftovers in a blocked waste disposal sink. 

Other photos show the inside of an ice machine used to prep guests' drinks, which is covered in slime and mould, unswept floors and a chaotic storeroom. 

Meals prepared in the shambolic room are served to posh guests in The Salutation's luxuriously-decorated restaurant, The Dining Room. 

There, guests who fork out up to £200 per night for a room in the B&B, in Sandwich, can enjoy mains costing upwards of £20 each. 

Drips appear to be coming from the lamb in the fridge. Picture SWNS

Drips appear to be coming from the lamb in the fridge. Picture: SWNS



An insider said: "The hygiene standards in the kitchen are absolutely atrocious. They were given a one star rating. 

"People have this image of the hotel being a posh, five star hotel but that is not the case when you look inside the kitchen. 

"In the ice machine there is mould. They use that ice to serve drinks at the bar.

"The quality of the food is good and the service is nice, but the environment in which it is prepared is dirty."

The kitchen is chaotic. Picture SWNS

The kitchen is chaotic. Picture: SWNS

There is mess in the sink area. Picture SWNS

There is mess in the sink area. Picture: SWNS



The worrying photos, taken by an anonymous source, expose questionable hygiene practices at Steph and Dom's B&B in Sandwich. 

They have surfaced as it is revealed the hotel's upmarket restaurant was slapped with a one star hygiene rating by Dover District Council. 

The rating, which was handed out on July 12 after an inspection in May, means "major improvements" are required. 

The source added: "Steph and Dom are aware. They visit once or twice a month but they haven't got much involvement with the kitchen."

The water is filthy, with a fly floating on it. Picture SWNS

The water is filthy, with a fly floating on it. Picture: SWNS



The insider added that standards went downhill when rumours began that Steph and Dom plan to sell the property. 

Less than a month ago Dom also lost a tribunal against his former chef, Michael Henderson, and was ordered to pay £3,500 for sacking him with no notice. 

Steph and Dom are stars of Gogglebox

Steph and Dom are stars of Gogglebox



A spokesman for Steph and Dom said: "The Salutation takes matters of hygiene and cleanliness very seriously and any matters raised have been noted and addressed accordingly." 

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