These toilets are Forty shades of clean (and accessible)

by Gazette Reporter
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It’s official: The Forty Foot pub in Dún Laoghaire has the best accessible toilets in Ireland.

And a second Dublin watering hole – The Silver Penny in Abbey Street – was named winner in the historic buildings category of the Loo of the Year Awards 2020.

The Wetherspoon pub on Marine Road has been named as the winner in the accessible toilets category of the Loo of the Year Awards 2020.

Mens Toilet – The Forty Foot

Independent inspectors visit thousands of toilets to spend a penny anonymously, including those in the hospitality sector, to select the winners.

The inspectors judge the toilets on a wide range of criteria, including décor, maintenance, cleanliness, accessibility, hand-washing and -drying equipment and overall management.

The awards focus on the highest standards of cleaning and the provision of clean and well-maintained facilities to meet all users’ needs.

Forty Foot manager Mark Robbins said: “I am extremely proud that the pub has been recognised for the quality and cleanliness, as well as accessibility, of the loos.

“It is wonderful to have been named as winner of the overall award for accessible toilets in Ireland.

“Staff at The Forty Foot work hard to maintain the cleanliness of the toilets for customers at all times.”

Filip Mordak, manager of the city centre Wetherspoons pub The Silver Penny, said: “I am extremely proud that the pub has been recognised for the quality and cleanliness of the loos.

“It is wonderful to have been named as winner of the overall award for historic buildings in Ireland.

“Staff work hard to maintain the cleanliness of the toilets for customers at all times.”

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