Bedford pub is on a roll after winning award for its loos

Pub proves it's not going down the pan when it comes to its toilets

By Clare Turner
Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 4:45 pm

The Pilgrim’s Progress in Midland Road is flushed with success after being awarded a platinum rating by inspectors - in the coveted Loo of the Year Awards 2020.

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors make unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK and all the toilets are graded silver, gold, platinum or diamond with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

The ladies at The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Mark Judd.

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 2020 managing director, said: "The toilets at The Pilgrim’s Progress 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."

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

The gents at The Pilgrim’s Progress