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BrewDog Birmingham

81 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BL

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a team member available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Birmingham New Street.
  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • The public parking facilities located close to the venue include: New Street Car Park, Town Hall Car Park, and Mail Box Car Park.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 108cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
    • There is a lamp post close to the entrance of the venue, with a gap of 66cm between the bollard and lamp.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.

Outdoor Seating

  • The outdoor seating is located in front of the venue.
  • There is step-free access to the outdoor seating.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of flooring in this area is block paving.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on John Bright Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'BREWDOG'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 232cm.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 108cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the threshold.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Eating and Drinking (Ground Floor - Bar and Seating Area)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
    • The restaurant/bar is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where food and drink can be ordered and full table service available via an online app.
    • Team members can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include: online menus, written wall menus and handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is a hearing assistance system .
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is located behind the middle of the bar.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 29/08/2023.
    • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
    • There is a "Beer to Go" Fridge located to the right of the bar.
      The heights of the shelves in the fridge vary between 30cm and 154cm.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 111cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is metal.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 71cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 105cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 110cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • In this area there are high tables, booths and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the bar, at the rear of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from bar staff.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 185cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 116cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 84cm.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the venue, next to the accessible toilet.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,B.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The steps do have open risers.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 27cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are low to moderate.
    • When going down the stairs, the right handrail touches the side of the wall halfway down, which could interrupt continuity of grip.

Eating and Drinking (Basement - Seating Area)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant.
    • The restaurant is located on the basement level.
    • There is stepped access to the restaurant.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service available via an online app.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include: online menus and handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The bar is located on the ground floor.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 75cm.
    • All tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • In this area there are bench seats.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the basement.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.