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BrewDog Edinburgh Lothian Road

50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BY

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff 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 a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley.
  • The nearest tram station is Princes Street.
  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Cambridge Street.
  • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • The public parking facilities located close to the venue include: NCP Castle Terrace.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 139cm.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 61cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with no handrails.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 28cm.
    • The slopes also bypass 3 steps down and 11 steps up to the side of the building, as shown in photographs 6-8.

Outdoor Seating

  • The outdoor seating is located in front of the venue.
  • There is step-free access to the outdoor seating.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 67cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 71cm.
  • There are also high tables, bench seats and high stools.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of flooring in this area is wood and concrete tiles.
  • There is an unmarked 14cm high step without handrails leading into the shipping container seating to the right of the entrance. The shipping container limits access to further seating and high tables to a width of 62cm.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue off Festival Square.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'BREWDOG'.
    • There is step-free 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 153cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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 on the ground floor.
    • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service, a bar where food and drink can be ordered and full table service available via an online app.
    • Menu types include: online menus, handheld menus, handheld picture menus and written wall 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.
    • 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 signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 22/03/2022.
    • The hearing loop was not fully functional 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 67cm and 160cm.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 109cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is metal.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 110cm.
    • All tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • In this area there are high tables, long tables, booths, bench seats and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear left as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) 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 a member of staff.
    • There is written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is medium.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a flush 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 high.
    • 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is medium.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 155cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • 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 74cm (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 medium.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 76cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is high.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 89cm.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 10 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 22cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 28cm.
    • The steps are 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.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter, to the left of the bar and stairs.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is Medium.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 140cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Eating and Drinking (First Floor - Seating Area)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
    • The restaurant/bar is located on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the restaurant/bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service and full table service available via an online app.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include: handheld picture menus, 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.
    • 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 portable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 67cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • 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, long tables, booths, bench seats and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located to the rear of the first floor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • 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 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located to the right of the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • 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 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.