Northampton pub gets platinum rating for its "exceptional toilets"

The Cordwainer pub has won an award for the quality of its toilets
The Cordwainer pub has won an award for the quality of its toilets
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A pub in Northampton has received the ultimate accolade...winning a Loo of the Year Award!

The Cordwainer Wetherspoon pub in The Ridings, Northampton, has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors ˗ the highest award possible.

The Cordwainer pub has won an award for the quality of its toilets

The Cordwainer pub has won an award for the quality of its toilets

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

Authorised inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of toilets at sites across the UK, in order to judge them. The platinum rating is given only to outlets which offer "exceptional toilets."

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

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

The Cordwainer manager, Ian Gardner, said: "I am delighted with the award. Staff at the pub work hard to ensure the toilets are in a first-class conditional at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors."

The Loo of the Year Awards 2016 managing director, Mike Bone, said: "The toilets at each of the pubs have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

"The pubs richly deserve their platinum awards."