PUB TOILETS – THE DESIGN EDITION

 

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As I’m sure you’ll understand, I’m taking a few days off the beer before our trip to Dublin on Thursday.  Any unusual recommendations for that city welcome (not Chinese takeaways).

In the meantime, here’s a few design classics spotted over the last year.  The top one is actually a closed public toilet next to the Wilberforce statue in old Hull (unless they’ve opened it in time for City of Culture celebrations).  See here for more Hull gems.

England’s greatest cities have clearly got the greatest loo tiling.  This is from the North Stafford Hotel in Stoke;

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Having stayed there, I can confirm that sleeping in the Gents is the better option here.

In recent years urinal design has blossomed, with this example from the Hop Bunker in Cardiff typical of current trends.  I hope Saxon City weren’t still trying to track these two barrels down.

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But if you want to see cutting-edge, pop to Brescia;

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I haven’t actually tracked down the one below, which the nice chap in Wolves Dog & Doublet alerted me to, so any help welcomed.

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Of course, the ultimate design classic is the outside loo. Sir Quinno might know this minimalist effort, otherwise you’ll have to wait to find out where this one is.

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But  I’m naming and shaming these outdoor urinals at the Red Lion  in Little Budworth.  Typical South Cheshire pretension.

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My personal favourite, and I’m sure Simon Everitt will agree, is the shabby chic of the Anchor, Anchor.  Now that’s a toilet.

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