A Huntingdon pub is flushed with success after the quality and standard of its toilets won acclaim as part of national awards.

Sandford House toiletsSandford House toilets

A Huntingdon pub is flushed with success after the quality and standard of its toilets won acclaim as part of national awards.

Sandford House, in George Street, has been awarded with a platinum star rating by inspectors, the highest award possible, in the Loo of the Year Awards.

Pub manager Sarah Hemingway said: "I am delighted with the award. Staff at the pub work hard to 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.

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

Inspectors make unannounced visits to hundreds of toilets at sites across the country, in order to judge them.

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

Mike Bone, Loo of the Year Awards managing director, said: "The toilets at Sandford House 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."

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