The 7 North-East Wetherspoons that have just won awards for their loos

FAMOUS for their reasonably priced grub – and eccentric loos, seven Wetherspoon pubs have come top of the plops when it comes to their toilets.

Pubs across County Durham, Darlington and Teesside have scored big in the national Loo of the Year Awards 2020. 

The Bishop’s Mill and Water House in Durham, Grand Electric Hall in Spennymoor and Company Row in Consett were crowned winners in County Durham.

Meanwhile, The William Stead and The Tanners Hall in Darlington and Ironstone Miner in Guisborough were named winners in the Tees Valley.

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

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Loo of the Year Awards inspectors make unannounced visits to thousands of toilets across the UK, in order to judge them. 

The toilets are judged against numerous categories, from decor and maintenance, to cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing, drying equipment and overall management. 

Take a look at the best of the best below: 

The William Stead, Darlington

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The Company Row, Consett

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The Grand Electric Hall, Spennymoor

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The Ironstone Miner, Guisborough

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The Water House, Durham City

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What the Wetherspoon managers have said

The managers of the seven winning pubs 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.”

‘These deserves platinum award’

Mike Bone, managing director of the Loo of the Year Awards 2020, said: “These toilets have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

“These pubs richly deserves platinum award,” Mr Bone added.

Last year, the Cornmill Shopping Centre, in Darlington, Teesside Park’s public toilets and Hill Street shopping centre in Middlesbrough were included in the winners of a Loo of the Year 2019.

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