A Melksham pub is feeling flushed with success, after achieving the highest possible rating in the Loo of the Year awards.

The Bear pub on Bath Road was awarded a platinum star by inspectors,  who visited the pub to judge the cleanliness, accessibility and maintenance of its bathroom facilities.

The Bear, a Wetherspoons pub, is managed by Matthew Humphries. He said: “I am delighted with the award. Staff at the pub work hard to ensure the toilets are in first-class condition at all times and it is great that this has been recognised by the inspectors.”

Mike Bone, managing director of the Loo of the Year Awards 2012, said: “The toilets at The Bear have been designed and fitted out to a very high standard and are both clean and well maintained.

“The pub richly deserves its platinum award, which is the highest individual award the judges can deliver.”