A DUMBARTON pub toilet has won acclaim for the quality and standards of its toilets.

The Captain James Lang has been awarded a platinum rating by inspectors for the Loo of the Year Awards 2023.

The High Street boozer was praised for the ‘clean and well-maintained’ appearances of the toilets, and bar manager Meghan Hegarty admitted he and his staff were chuffed.

She told the Reporter: "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 quirky accolades are aimed at highlighting and improving standards of 'away from home' toilet provision across the UK.

Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter: The Wetherspoons pub welcomed the awardThe Wetherspoons pub welcomed the award (Image: David Scott)

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 décor and maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand washing and drying equipment and overall management.

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

"The pub deserves its platinum award."