Peterhead pub picks up Loo of the Year award

The Cross Keys in Back Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors
The Cross Keys in Back Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors

A Peterhead pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets ˗ in the Loo of the Year Awards 2017.

The Cross Keys in Back Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors ˗ the highest award possible.

The awards, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, 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 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 Cross Keys, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Tara Smith. She 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 Loo of the Year Awards 2017 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The Cross Keys 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 – the highest individual award the judges