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Loch Fyne Seafood Bar and Grill

5-5B Verulam Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4DA

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in St Albans.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is St Albans Abbey.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Verulam Road - Main/Accessible Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Verulam Road - Main/Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance from Verulam Road.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 260cm (8ft 6in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are 2 medium steps, with handrails on both sides, for access to the lower section of the restaurant.
    • The standard toilets and additional seating areas are situated on the lower section.

Eating and Drinking

  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is seafood and shellfish.
  • Comments
    • The nearest table from the main/accessible entrance is 12 metres (13.1 yards) away.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 2m (6ft 7in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the adapted toilet.
    • There was a waste disposal bin in the lateral transfer space at the time of research.

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 lower section at the rear of the restaurant.
    • The female toilets are 20m (22yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the lower section at the rear of the restaurant.
    • The male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • There was a waste disposal bin in the lateral transfer space at the time of research.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the steps which give access to the lower section.