Pubs 'are failing disabled people'

Indira Das-Gupta

A report by Leonard Cheshire has revealed that nearly half of all British pubs are either difficult or impossible for disabled people to use.

Public House? - A Report into Pubs and Accessibility examined 100 pubs around the country and found disabled customers were unable to enter almost one in five.

Pubs have been required to provide an accessible service since the Disability Discrimination Act came into force in 2004. However, the survey showed that more than a third of the pubs didn't have accessible toilets and almost half were unable to offer menus in alternative formats for people with sensory impairments.

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