RECENT photographs have emerged showing flies in the toilets of a Bromsgrove pub, despite pest control giving the site the all clear.

Owners of the Golden Cross Hotel pub denied having any issues with flies last month, after a customer claimed the insects were 'swarming' over their food.

But photographs taken by another patron, who visited the High Street pub on Saturday, appear to show flies on the walls of the women's loos.

The Bromsgrove resident, who did not want to be named, said: "I haven’t been to Wetherspoons for a while after reading about the flies in the Advertiser.

“I thought that by now the problem would be gone but it obviously hasn’t.

"It was bad enough at our table, where a couple of flies were repeatedly buzzing around, but the ladies toilets were dreadful.

“One woman came out of a cubicle just as I walked in and she said, 'Don’t go in there, it’s horrible. Flies everywhere.'

"Another woman in the toilets reckoned there was a dead rat hidden somewhere which was attracting them.

“I don’t know what is causing it but there were a lot of them on the bathroom walls. I felt so itchy after I walked out. It was horrible.

"We will certainly be thinking twice before we go back to that pub, which is a shame as we have always had a lovely time in there prior to this.”

But Wetherspoon, which owns the local, maintained the site had been given the all clear by pest control and environmental health officers.

A spokesman said: "We have had pest control experts in the pub and they have given it the all clear.

“The council’s environmental health officers have also visited the pub and said there were no issues.

“We are aware that there have been some flies spotted recently, but we are confident the situation has now been dealt with.

“We will remain vigilant of the situation.”