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Wetherspoon has the best pub toilets in the UK – it’s official!

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Wetherspoon has the best pub toilets in the UK – it’s official!
Article date: 01 Jan 2009

The company won the Loo of the Year Awards 2008, pubs & wine bars category, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Ivy Wall, in Spalding (Lincolnshire), The Cross Keys, in Peterhead (Scotland), The Tumble Inn, in Pontypridd (Wales) and The Ice Wharf, in Derry (Northern Ireland) were named as the individual winners of the award in the pubs & wine bars category.

In addition, Wetherspoon won the Corporate Provider national award, for the excellence of its toilets across the UK.

It also achieved a Standards of Excellence award for maintaining a consistently high standard of management in all of its Loo of the Year Awards 2008 entries.

The award also recognises the high number of five-star ratings for the company’s individual pubs (inspectors rate toilets from zero to the maximum of five stars).

Wetherspoon entered 109 of its pubs for unannounced inspections. Fifty-four of the pubs received a five-star rating, with a further 55 obtaining a four-star rating.

The Loo of the Year Awards 2008 is aimed at highlighting standards of away-from-home toilet provision across the UK.

During a three-month period, authorised inspectors made unannounced visits to hundreds of pubs.

The awards’ director, Mike Bone, said: “All of the inspected toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hygiene equipment and overall management.

“Wetherspoon is a worthy winner of the four main individual awards, in the pubs & wine bars category, as well as the Corporate Provider national award. The company continues to be the best pub toilet provider in the UK.”

Wetherspoon’s chief executive, John Hutson, said: “We are delighted with the awards – highlighting, as they do, our commitment to providing quality toilets at all of our pubs.

“Our staff ensure that our pubs’ toilets are in first-class condition at all times, so it is great that their efforts have been rewarded in this way.”

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