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Will fancy toilets leave pub flush with award success?

The toilets of The Broad Leys in Aylesbury - in line to win an award - pictured is pub owner Helen Wood in the gents

The toilets of The Broad Leys in Aylesbury - in line to win an award - pictured is pub owner Helen Wood in the gents

Pub toilets don’t always have the best reputation.

But at The Broad Leys in Aylesbury, the conveniences are so unusual that they have won a top award.

Owner Helen Wood 
decorated the ladies toilets like a Moulin Rouge-style boudoir, and the mens with a dramatic lightning theme, promoting admiring compliments from regulars.

And now the pub has been named joint winner in the best pub loos category for the south east in the Great British Pub Awards 2014.

Helen said: “There is lots to look at in our toilets and visitors like to take toilet tours, where we take the ladies in the gents and the gents in the ladies.

“People are quite amazed by them.”

The loos impressed judges so much that they were singled out for special praise.

Rob Willock editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser which organised the national awards, said: “Judges felt the pub’s toilets were far from bog standard and were 
particularly impressed with the modern equipment in the facilities, which are a real talking point for customers.”

The Broad Leys will now go forward to the swanky national 
final of the competition, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London on September 11.

 

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