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Origins Bar and Bistro

University of Kent, Darwin College, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NY

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:15 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 09:15 - 01:00.
  • Wednesday 09:15 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 09:15 - 23:00.
  • Friday 09:15 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Comments View
    • Food is served between 12:00 and 21:00 Sunday - Friday, and between 17:30 and 21:00 on Saturdays.
    • The venue closes at 23:00 on Tuesdays during the final term.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Canterbury.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Canterbury West.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Origins is located on the 1st floor of the Darwin College Building.

Parking (Darwin Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 330cm x 490cm (10ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible parking bay is located on sloping ground next to a path to the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-M-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are The Tower Room and Seminar Room 7 on the mezzanine level, and teaching rooms on the third floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly to the left of the man entrain as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 136cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the main floor levels, but not the accommodation and offices on the half-levels off the wings.

Outside Access (Café Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).

Inside Access

  • There is 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.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not 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.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the café/bar entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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 main meals and snacks, specialising in Tex Mex style.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is on the first floor, off the corridor to the right of the venue.
  • Please see the guide for the main building for access information.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are on the first floor, in the corridor to the right of the venue.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.