A REDDITCH pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2012.

The Royal Enfield in Unicorn Hill has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors – the highest award possible.

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

Authorised inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of UK toilets in order to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded from bronze to gold with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The platinum rating is given only to outlets which offer “exceptional toilets”.

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

The Royal Enfield, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Sergio Miguel Marques.

He said: “I’m delighted with the award. Staff at the pub work hard to ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it’s great this has been recognised by inspectors.”

The Loo of the Year Awards 2012 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The Royal Enfield have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are clean and well maintained.

“The pub richly deserves its platinum award – the highest individual award the judges can deliver.”