Three pubs in Hampshire have been flushed with success after winning awards for the standards of their toilets.
The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis in Southampton, The Wagon Works in Eastleigh and the Crown Inn in Fareham were all awarded platinum certificates at this year’s Loo Of the Year Awards.
The awards, run by the British Toilet Association, have 60 separate categories and cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Loo Of the Year Awards inspectors, who pay each of the nominated establishments an unannounced visit, assess the standard of the toilets against a criteria, which includes: décor, accessibility, cleanliness, hand washing and drying facilities and overall management.
Prizes up for grabs at the awards are bronze, silver, gold and platinum, which are all commended with a certificate.
The Admiral, The Wagon Works and The Crown Inn all belong to the JD Wetherspoon chain of pubs, which has won numerous times at the Loo Of the Year Awards.
In 2013, Wetherspoon made 301 entries. Of these, 205 were awarded platinum certificates, 94 gold and two silver. This left them ranking top of the Loo Of the Year Awards 100+ points club, with a grand total of 1708 points.
In the Pubs and Wine Bars category Wetherspoon won the top prize in each of the four countries in 2013 as well as the market sector award for hospitality.
They also secured a place in the Loo Of the Year Awards ‘Champions League’, for organisations with ten or more gold or platinum awards, amongst the likes of Asda, Butlins and McDonalds.
This years’ Loo Of the Year Awards takes place on Friday 5th December at St. Johns Hotel in Solihull.
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