A PUB has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets by being recognised in the Loo of the Year Awards 2015.

The Black Boy in Newtown's Broad Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors,  the highest award possible.

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

Vicky Ralphs, who manages The Black Boy, a Wetherspoons pub 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.”

Authorised inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of toilets at sites across the UK, in order to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded from bronze to gold with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The platinum rating is given only to outlets which offer "exceptional toilets."

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

The Loo of the Year Awards 2015 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at The Black Boy 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 can deliver.”