Wetherspoon scoops best loo awards

By Lewis Brown

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A previous loo awards winner - The Angel Hotel in Whitby
A previous loo awards winner - The Angel Hotel in Whitby
It’s official, Wetherspoon has the best pub loos in the UK.

The company won the national pub category awards for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the Loo of the Year Awards 2013. The winning pubs were: the Bear in Melksham (England), the Castle Hotel in Ruthin (Wales), the David Macbeth Muir in Musselburgh (Scotland) and the Bridge House in Belfast (Northern Ireland).

Additionally Wetherspoon won the hospitality market sector award, given to the entrant with the best entries in each of a number of sectors. It was also named the UK trophy winner in the individual categories sector and was also named as winner of the individual category entry in Scotland and  of the babychange facilities in Wales.

And the company also had the highest number of platinum and gold star entries (individual toilets are judged from zero to the highest rating of platinum by independent assessors).

"Wonderfully equipped toilets"

Loo of the Year Awards 2013 managing director, Mike Bone, said: "Wetherspoon’s exciting and wonderfully equipped toilets not only exceed our expectations, but also meet the needs of adult users, babies and children and people who need an accessible toilet facility.

"Cleaning and maintenance is of a very high standard throughout the Wetherspoon pub estate and their toilets have the wow factor."

Wetherspoon’s operations director, Martin Geoghegan, said: "We are thrilled to have won so many awards. Our staff maintain their pub toilets to the highest standards at all times and this is reflected in the fact that our pubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland were named as the best for the pub sector.

"We will continue to provide our customers with the best toilets at all times."

Assessors visit toilets anonymously and judge them on a range of criteria, including; cleanliness, décor and maintenance, hygiene, accessibility and overall management.

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