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Waterloo pub’s toilets are the best in the UK

A WATERLOO pub has received top marks for its toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2012.

The Queens Picture House, in South Road, was awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors who grade toilets against numerous criteria, including decor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment.

The popular Wetherspoons pub, which opened in April this year, was given the rating after judges found it offered “exceptional toilets”.

The pub’s manager, Mark Lythgoe, said: “I am delighted with the award.

“Staff at the pub work hard to ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

Since its introduction in 1987, the annual Loo of the Year Awards competition has helped focus the spotlight on “away from home” toilets throughout the UK.

Members of the public can nominate their favourite loos in any of the 58 separate awards categories, which include prizes for toilets in churches, supermarkets, care homes and airports, as well as pubs.

The Loo of the Year Awards 2012 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The Queens Picture House have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

“The pub richly deserves its platinum award – the highest individual award the judges can deliver.”

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