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Newbury pub's toilets praised in Loo of the Year Awards

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The Hatchet Inn in Newbury has been awarded a 'platinum' rating as part of the Loo of the Year Awards, which recognise the best public toilets in the UK.

Inspectors for the scheme recently made a visit to the pub's restrooms, evaluating them according to various criteria – including cleanliness, accessibility, maintenance and décor.

Following this, the toilets were praised for their high quality, netting a platinum rating – the second-highest available for nominated restrooms.

The pub's restroom.
The pub's restroom.

The Loo of the Year Awards champion 'away from home' toilet provision, setting out to improve standards nationwide.

The organisers claim that they visit thousands of public restrooms as part of their judging.

The scheme's managing director, Becky Wall, told Newburytoday: "The toilets at The Hatchet Inn have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard, and are both clean and well-maintained.

A lavatory in the Hatchet Inn.
A lavatory in the Hatchet Inn.

"The pub deserves its platinum award."

The Hatchet Inn is a Wetherspoons pub in Market Place, and manager James Richell has drawn attention to the hard work of his staff in maintaining the loo.

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."

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