Two borough pubs have won accolades for the quality and standards of their toilets at the Loo of the Year Awards 2023.

Wetherspoon establishments The Spinning Mule on Nelson Square in Bolton, and The Robert Shaw on Market Street, Westhoughton, have each been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors.

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 silver, gold, platinum, platinum plus or diamond with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The Bolton News: The Robert ShawThe Robert Shaw (Image: NQ)

The Bolton News: The Spinning MuleThe Spinning Mule (Image: NQ)The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Robert Shaw manager, Cheryll Kean, said: "We are delighted with the award.

“Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in excellent condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The Loo of the Year Awards managing director, Becky Wall, added: "The toilets at the two pubs have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

"The pubs deserve their platinum awards."

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