STAFF at a Bromsgrove pub are flushed with success after winning the 'Loo of the Year Award' for the second year running.

The Golden Cross Hotel in the high street has been awarded a platinum rating - the highest possible - for the quality and standard of its toilets.

Loo of the Year inspectors made unannounced visits to thousands of public toilets across the UK, judging the facilities against numerous criteria including decor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

Cassie Harwood, manager of The Golden Cross Hotel Wetherspoon pub, 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."

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK by grading loos from bronze to platinum, with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

Loo of the Year managing director Mike Bone said: "The toilets at The Golden Cross Hotel 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."