A MUSSELBURGH pub has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards 2017.

The David Macbeth Moir on Bridge Street has been awarded a platinum star rating by inspectors, the highest award possible.

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 from bronze to platinum, with unacceptable toilets not graded at all. The platinum rating is given only to outlets which offer “exceptional toilets”.

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

The David Macbeth Moir, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by David Black. 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.”

Mike Bone, Loo of the Year Awards 2017 managing director, said: “The toilets at The David Macbeth Moir have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well-maintained.”