A Tiverton pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets – in the Loo of the Year Awards 2018.
The White Ball Inn in Bridge Street has been awarded a gold 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 from bronze to platinum with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.
The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.
The White Ball Inn, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Benjamin Grainger.
Benjamin said: “I am 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 Loo of the Year Awards 2018 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The White Ball Inn have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.
“The pub richly deserves its gold award.”
Elsewhere in Devon The Green Ginger in Winter Garden, Torquay, The Richard Hopkins in Queen Street, Newton Abbot and The Isaac Merritt and The Talk of the Town, both in Torquay Road, Paignton and The Jolie Brise in Station Road Teignmouth, have each been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors – the highest award possible – while The Vigilance in Bolton Street, Brixham, has won a gold rating.