THE Queens Arms pub in Winsford has won acclaim for the quality of its toilets, in the Loo of the Year Awards 2018.

While many residents have grown frustrated with having no public toilets in the town, since the loos in Winsford Cross Shopping Centre were closed almost three years ago – they may take solace in knowing that their local Wetherspoons boasts ‘platinum standard’ lavatories.

The Queens Arms in Dene Drive has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors – the highest award possible, for the second consecutive year.

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.’

Kate Shaw, manager of The Queens Arms, 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 toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Loo of the Year Awards 2018 managing director, Mike Bone, said: "The toilets at The Queens Arms 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."