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Bristol Folk House

40a Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a large hall, cafe/bar, music room, art room, craft room and classrooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a patio seating area.
  • Comments
    • The Bristol Folk House is an adult education centre in the centre of Bristol.
    • They provide a variety of part-time day and evening classes and courses including, Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Writing, Languages, Music, Dance, Drama, Fitness, Personal Development and more.

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Temple Meads.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Park Street.
    • 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 door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the ramp and leading up to the main entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Reception & Cafe/Bar)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Folk House)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • For information on menus and bookings call 0117 908 5035.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:00 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 20:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Hall)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading from the bar area.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the music room, art room, craft room and six classrooms.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the left as you enter.
    • The female toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the right as you enter.
    • The male toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the female and male standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.