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Wetherspoon cleans up in national Loo of the Year Awards

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Wetherspoon cleans up in national Loo of the Year Awards
Article date: 21 Mar 2013

Wetherspoon has the best pub loos across the UK – it’s official!

The company swept the board in the ‘pubs and wine bars’ category of the Loo of the Year Awards 2012.

It was named as the national category winner in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The four pubs which won the individual titles were The Bell (Amesbury), The Sir Samuel Romilly (Barry) pictured, The Prestwick Pioneer (Prestwick) and The Ice Wharf (Londonderry).

In addition, numerous Wetherspoon pubs across the UK received plaudits for the quality of their toilets, obtaining the highest-possible grades, following inspections from anonymous judges. Wetherspoon had more platinum entries, the highest-possible grading, than any other company in the awards, as well as an award for its accessible toilets in Wales.

It was also named in the 2012 Champions League – Standards of Excellence awards.

These are presented to any organisation with 10 or more entries, winning five or more top-rated awards, and which, in inspectors’ opinion, is maintaining a consistently high standard of management in all of its Loo of the Year Awards entries.

Loo of the Year Awards managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at Wetherspoon’s pubs are attractive, individual, extremely well equipped with quality finishes and are cleaned and maintained to high standards.

“Some loos are outstanding, in that they either truly meet the character of the individual pub (for example, The Bell, at Amesbury, and The Bear, at Melksham) or are perhaps fitted with sofas and chaise longue furniture and make-up areas in the ladies’ toilets.”

Wetherspoon’s head of development and acquisitions, Jon Randall, said: “We are delighted with all of the awards.

“Our staff maintain their pub toilets to the highest standards at all times – and this is reflected in the judges’ inspections.

“We will continue to provide our customers with the best loos, at all times.”

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