NINE Wetherspoon pubs in the area have come up trumps by winning acclaim for the quality of their toilets.

Various boozers in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and more have been recognised at the 2021 Loo of the Year Awards, a competition aimed at highlighting and improving standards of toilet provision in 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 or diamond with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The diamond rating is the highest award available.

The Mary Shelly in the Quadrant Centre, Bournemouth was awarded a diamond rating after blowing away the inspectors.

Peter Goatley, manager of the Mary Shelly, was flushed with delight. He 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.”

Elsewhere, The Moon in the Square and The Christopher Creek, both in Bournemouth, as well as The Nightjar in Ferndown, The Parklands and Heatherlands in Winton, The Man in the Wall in Wimborne, The Blackwater Stream in Broadstone, and The Quay in Poole have each been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors while The Lord Wimbourne in Poole has been awarded a gold rating.

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

Loo of the Year Awards 2021 managing director, Becky Wall, said: “The toilets at the nine pubs have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

“The pubs deserve their awards.”