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Rat's Castle

246 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 4UN

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Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 01:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 01:00.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • 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 not available.
    • 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(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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 pub.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 75cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are not welcomed in the bar area.

Accessible Toilet

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the games area of the pub.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The female toilets were unable to be surveyed at the time of survey, 2016.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.