Setting the standard in toilets

Two Wetherspoon pubs in Tameside have flushed out the competition to receive high acclaim in this year's Loo of the Year Awards.

The Ash Tree on Wellington Road in Ashton and The Society Rooms on Grosvenor Street in Stalybridge have each been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors in the national awards for the quality and standard of their toilets. 

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

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors make unannounced visits to thousands of toilets in order to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded silver, gold, platinum or diamond, 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.

Raymond Carroll, manager of The Ash Tree, and Liza Braddock, manager of The Society Rooms, both said they were delighted with the award and it was great that the fact staff ensure the toilets are in first-class condition has been recognised by the inspectors. 

The Loo of the Year Awards 2019 managing director, Mike Bone, said: "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 richly deserve their platinum awards."

Pictured below: Team Leader Maggie Bolland in the ladies toilets in The Ash Tree

Pictured below: Bar Associate Lisa Moore in the ladies toilets in The Society Rooms

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