TWO Herefordshire pubs in the area have won acclaim for the quality and standards of their toilets – in the Loo of the Year Awards 2023.

Both the Duke’s Head in Corn Square, Leominster and the Kings Fee in Commercial Road, Hereford have been awarded a platinum plus rating by inspectors.

The Duke's Head manager, Jonathan Money, 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 awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

Loo of the Year Awards inspectors made unannounced visits to thousands of toilets at sites across the UK, in order to judge them.

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

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

The Loo of the Year Awards 2023 managing director, Becky Wall, said: "The toilets at the two pubs have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.