The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has published updated guidance for pubs to help licensees make their venue as welcoming as possible to those with access needs. Chris was at the launch and is delighted to endorse the guidance saying it:
“provides lots of useful information for licensees to help those with access needs enjoy the Great British pub.”
The foreword to the guidance is written by Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson DBE, who points out that:
“accessibility is not simply about physical access to the pub, but rather it is about creating the best experience for all who visit”.
The guidance gives six key features for an accessible pub:
1. Access ramp at door
2. Hearing loops on bar
3. Large print menu
4. Accessible toilet with disability sign on door
5. Staff trained to meet needs of disabled customers
6. Layout – easy to navigate and clear of obstacles.
Let’s hope the guidance is circulated widely and embraced by all pubs. Read the guidance in full.