THREE Wetherspoon pubs in the borough of Ealing have won acclaim for the quality and standard of their toilets in the Loo of the Year Awards.

The Sir Michael Balcon in The Mall, Ealing, and The Greenwood Hotel in Whitton Avenue West, Northolt, have each been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors, while The Red Lion and Pineapple in Acton High Street has been awarded a gold rating.

The awards are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of away-from-home toilets across the UK.

Inspectors made unannounced visits to thousands of toilets to judge them.

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

They are judged against décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.