A Hexham pub has won an award for the quality of its toilets in the loo of the year awards 2021.

The Forum, Hexham has been awarded the platinum rating by inspectors.

The awards are aimed to highlight and improve standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

Loo of the year awards inspectors made unannounced visits to thousand of toilets at sites across the UK to judge them.

All of the toilets are graded silver, gold, platinum or diamond with unacceptable toilets not graded at all.

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

The Forum, a Wetherspoon pub, is managed by Cindy Purkins.

Cindy said: "We are delighted with the award. Staff at the pub ensure the toilets are in excellent condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors."

The Loo of the Year Awards 2021 managing director, Becky Wall, said: "The toilets at The Forum have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

"The pub deserves its platinum award."