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East End pub guv'nor flushed with success over his lovely loo

PUBLISHED: 07:00 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:13 05 October 2010

A PUB in London's East End is flushed with success after winning the highest rating in a good loo' guide. Landlord Marcus Higgins proved his Goodman's Field boozer in Aldgate has better than bog standard' toilets

By Mike Brooke

A PUB in London’s East End is flushed with success after winning the highest rating in a good loo’ guide.

Landlord Marcus Higgins proved his Goodman’s Field boozer in Aldgate has better than bog standard’ toilets.

He scored the highest-possible rating in the Loo of the Year awards for the Wetherspoon outlet in Mansell Street, within spitting distance of the Tower of London.

“My toilets are in first-class condition at all times,” he insists. “My staff work hard on that. Now it’s been recognized by the Loo inspectors.”

Undercover agents made unannounced visits to spend a penny at pubs up and down the country, around 1,500 pennies’ in all.

The loos were graded from one star to five against criteria such as décor, cleanliness, accessibility, hand-washing and drying equipment and overall management.

They pulled the plug on any dive that didn’t meet their needs.

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