A PENARTH pub has won acclaim for the quality of its toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2020.

The Bears Head in Windsor Road has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors, who arrived unannounced to inspect the standards of the lavatories recently.

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

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 décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Bears Head, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Nick Newport.

"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,” he said.

The Loo of the Year Awards 2020 managing director, Mike Bone, said: "The toilets at The Bears Head 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."