Pubs in Trowbridge and Warminster have been praised for the quality of their toilets by the Loo of the Year Awards.

The Albany Palace in Trowbridge and The Bath Arms in Warminster, two Wetherspoon pubs, scored highly after inspectors carried out unannounced checks at thousands of hostelries across the UK.

The Albany Palace received a diamond rating, the highest award possible, while the Bath Arms picked up a platinum, the third highest.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Bath Arms received a platinum rating.The Bath Arms received a platinum rating. (Image: Gilian Evans - Wetherspoon)

Albany Palace manager Beth Rippon and Bath Arms manager Sam Donaghy were both thrilled with the awards and dedicated them to the staff who maintain the facilities.

Inspectors rated the bathrooms on a number of criteria, such as cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying facilities, décor, maintenance and overall management.

The two pubs have followed in the footsteps of The Bridge House in Chippenham, which also received a platinum rating earlier this week.

The Loo of the Year Awards organisers hope that their work can draw attention to the standards of ‘away from home’ toilet provision and in doing so improve the quality of these facilities.