A town centre pub has been praised for its ‘first class’ toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2019.

The Greyhound in East Street, Bridport, has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors.

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

Loo of the Year Awards’ inspectors make 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.

Stephen Newstead, manager of The Greyhound, said: “We are delighted with the award. Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The toilets are judged on décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

Mike Bone, managing director of the Loo of the Year Awards 2019, said: “The toilets at The Greyhound 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.”