Portsmouth Wetherspoon pubs are flushed with success - thanks to their toilets

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MANY pubs enjoy picking up honours for the quality of their beer, their warm atmosphere and top staff.

But four Wetherspoon boozers around Portsmouth have all been recognised for the quality of their toilets.

The Sir John Baker in London Road, The John Jacques in Fratton Road, and The Trafalgar in Edinburgh Road, and The First Post in Cosham High Street, picked up a platinum star rating by inspectors in this year’s Loo of the Year Awards.

The awards are aimed at highlighting standards of toilets that aren’t in homes across the UK.

Inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of toilets at sites across the UK before judging them.

They are graded from bronze to gold with unacceptable toilets not being graded at all.

The platinum rating is only given to outlets which offer ‘exceptional toilets’.

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

John Jacques manager Christopher Read said: ‘I’m delighted with the award.

‘Staff at the pub 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 2015 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 awards.’