AN Evesham pub has bagged itself a Loo of the Year Award. 

The Old Swanne Inne in High Street has been acclaimed for the quality and standards of its toilets at the Loo of the Year Awards 2023.

The awards aim to highlight and improve standards of the 'away from home' toilets across the UK.

Evesham Journal: Owen Gaden inside the men's loos.Owen Gaden inside the men's loos. (Image: David Webb Photography)Inspectors from the Loo of the Year Awards gave the watering hole a platinum plus rating.

Robert Dudley, who manages the Wetherspoon pub, said: "We are delighted with the award.

"Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in excellent condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors."

The inspectors visited thousands of toilets at sites across the UK in order to judge them.

All the toilets are graded silver, gold, platinum, platinum plus or diamond, with unacceptable toilets not graded.

Evesham Journal: They were given a platinum plus rating.They were given a platinum plus rating. (Image: David Webb Photography)The toilets are judged against numerous criteria, including décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

The Loo of the Year Awards 2023 managing director, Becky Wall, said: "The toilets at The Old Swanne Inne have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

"The pub deserves its platinum plus award."

The Old Swanne Inne opened earlier last month after a water leak in the pub's basement caused "serious damage" to its electrics. 

The pub was forced to close temporarily on September 16 and remained closed until mid-October.

National Grid had cut off the supply to the pub, and foul water was pumped out.

This was the second time The Old Swanne Inne had to close due to flooding in its basement.