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A MALTBY pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets – in the Loo of the Year Awards.

Wetherspoon’s pub The Queens Hotel on Tickhill Road in the town, has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors – the highest award possible.

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving the standards of ‘away from home’ toilet provision across the country.

A group of authorised inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of toilets at sites across the UK throughout the year in order to judge them.

All of the toilets are then graded from bronze to gold, with toilets deemed as ‘unacceptable’ not graded at all.

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

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

The Queens Hotel manager Simon Swann said this week that he was ‘delighted’ to receive the award.

He added: “Staff at the pub work hard to ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The Loo of the Year Awards 2012 managing director Mike Bone, added: “The toilets at The Queens Hotel 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.”

To find out more about The Loo Of The Year Awards, previous winners or to make a nomination for next year’s awards, visit the website at www.loo.co.uk