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The Beehive

2 Keyfield Terrace, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1QL

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in St Albans.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is St Albans.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the front steps.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located directly in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Comments View
    • There are two initial steps then another smaller one in the doorway.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the bar.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located either side of the bar.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is another similar step nearer the toilets.
    • There are two steps in total, spaced 4m apart.
    • These give access to the toilets and additional seating.

Outside Access (Rear outdoor seating)

  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 4cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The step detailed here is the door threshold.

Level Change (Outdoor seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located outside the rear doors at the back of the venue.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Main Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is a traditional pub menu.
  • Comments View
    • Children are asked to leave by 19:00 on Fridays and weekends.
    • There is outdoor seating available.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the facilities.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photos 1 & 2 are of the step leading to the male toilets.
    • Photos 3 & 4 are of the step leading to the female toilets.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located within the garden.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.