TWO Wetherspoon pubs in Basingstoke have been praised for the quality and standards of their toilets in the 2023 Loo of the Year Awards.

The Maidenhead Inn, in Winchester Street at the Top of Town, and The Angel, in Festival Place, have both been awarded a gold rating by inspectors.

Basingstoke Gazette: Gents toilets, Maindenhead InnThe awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

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Loo of the Year Awards inspectors made unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded silver, gold, platinum, platinum plus or diamond, with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

Basingstoke Gazette: Ladies Toilets, Maidenhead InnThe toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment, and overall management.

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Manager at The Angel, Jo Stevens-Yule, 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."

The Loo of the Year Awards 2023 managing director, Becky Wall, 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 deserve their gold awards."