Trio of Calderdale pubs triumph in Loo of the Year Awards 2016

Manager Philip Smith at the Barum Top Inn, Halifax
Manager Philip Smith at the Barum Top Inn, Halifax

Three Wetherspoon pubs in Calderdale have won acclaim for the quality and standards of their toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2016.

The Barum Top Inn in Rawson Street and The Percy Shaw in Broad Street, both in Halifax, and The Commercial Inn in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge have each been awarded a platinum star rating in the awards by inspectors during unannounced visits as part of the judging process.

The toilets are judged against numerous criteria.

These include decor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

Barum Top Inn manager, Philip Smith, said: “I am delighted with the award. Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in a first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

The Loo of the Year Awards 2016 managing director, Mike Bone, said: “The toilets at each of the pubs have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.”