Pub staff ‘delighted’ to receive top award for exceptional loos

PUBLISHED: 15:44 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:53 06 November 2018

The Temeraire, Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

The Temeraire, Saffron Walden. Picture: SAFFRON PHOTO

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A pub in Saffron Walden has won acclaim for the quality of its toilets – in the Loo of the Year Awards 2018.

The Temeraire in High Street has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors – the highest award possible.

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of ‘away from home’ toilet provision across the UK.

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors made unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK in order to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded from bronze to platinum with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The platinum rating is given only to outlets which offer “exceptional toilets.”

The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Temeraire, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Charlotte Turner.

Charlotte said: “We are delighted with the award. Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The Loo of the Year Awards 2018 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The Temeraire 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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