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Tastebuds Cafe

University of Kent, Avebury Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1TG

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 12:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Tonbridge.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Tonbridge.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • 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 at the rear of the venue, accessed off Danvers Road.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 240cm x 460cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.

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 doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the steps and has a handrail on the right hand side going up.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • There is an adapted toilet available on the ground floor of the Kent Adult Education Services building.
    • Please see the guide for the University of Kent Tonbridge Centre for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.