Pub toilets are even worse than nightclubs, according to new research

Toilets in pubs and bars are some of the UK’s dirtiest facilities, according to new research.

A new survey carried out by laminate manufacturer Formica Group has found that round four in 10 Brits believe that toilets in bars and pubs are even worse than nightclubs, only beaten by facilities on trains.

The survey, called “Lifting the Lid on Washrooms”, revealed that 17% of consumers would like to see bars providing more toilets to punters in a bid to improve the situation.

On the other hand, restaurant loos were considered some of the cleanest, with only 7% of people citing a bad conditions.

Many of us find using the conveniences to be inconvenient at best, according to the results, with nightclubs & bars, pubs and sports stadiums coming out with the longest queues.

Women reported much longer waits to use the facilities than men. 41% of men reported having to wait less than 30 seconds to use the loo, while nearly 60% of women reported waiting up to two minutes. A further 22% of women have been forced to wait up to four minutes to use public facilities.

Joe Bell Formica Group’s UK marketing manager, said: “With huge competition in the hospitality sector, the state of an establishment’s toilets can make or break the overriding experience and influence whether a customer returns or not. It is also this type of scenario that ends up on social media, damaging a brand’s reputation.

“With hygiene paramount in the dining-out sector, clean toilets should be second nature. Small adjustments to the design, fixtures and fittings can help flush away poor perceptions and restore public confidence by making washrooms more pleasant environments.”

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