Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Pubs with Wheel Chair Access in Shepherd's Bush

Crown & Sceptre - Good Wheelchair Access
Few able bodied residents of Shepherd's Bush probably think much about wheelchair access to local shops and amenities. 

For my part, I gave little thought to wheelchair access until I had children - and had to wheel their buggy up and down pavements and steps, discovering for the first time how difficult even a single step can be - if you are on wheels.

Shepherd's Bush resident Toni Sharpe is herself a wheelchair user, and she writes in this guest post about two of the best pubs in The Bush that offer effective access to wheelchair users.

Wheelchair access in Shepherd's Bush
"We are fortunate in Shepherd's Bush - as there are many local hostelries, cafes and restaurants which are wheelchair friendly.  As a wheelchair user myself, in recent years, I have learned that this can be more challenging than one would hope.  Many places believe they are wheelchair friendly, but in practice offer obstacles that they may well not even be aware of.

A few tips from me would include:

The Crown and Sceptre
The Eagle, Shepherd's Bush
The Crown and Sceptre is a lovely big airy pub with a solid permanent ramp leading up to the front door.  

There is also a good disabled loo on the ground floor; access is available to a very attractive small outside space via the street (although there is a small bump to get over).  

The larger outside space is only accessible via a steep flight of stairs, but staff are enormously helpful and there is an existing clientele of wheelchair users who visit regularly.  Good value Thai food is available.

The Eagle
The Eagle is very similar to the Crown and Sceptre as it is also a large spacious pub on a single level.  The Eagle has a good ramp to enter; supportive staff; a smaller outside space at the front (although the big rear garden is inaccessible); and a good disabled loo too."

-- Toni Sharpe

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