A PUB has been flushed with success after winning an award for the standard of its toilets.

The Bottle Kiln, in Dovercourt, has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors in this year’s Loo of the Year Awards.

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.

The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including decor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Bottle Kiln is managed by Peter Campbell.

He 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 managing director Mike Bone said: “The toilets at The Bottle Kiln 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.”