Liberation Group told Express that disabled persons will have access to the Puffin & Oyster pub site, but a comment from the pubs own Facebook account says it will not be wheelchair accessible.
The company said that full planning permission was granted by the Development & Planning Authority, which included the approval of an access statement.
But a reply from the pub to a question about wheelchair accessibility on Facebook said: “We will not be wheelchair accessible, as we have kept the original entryway at the front of the pub, which has steps."
However, the planning application for the site states: “Erect raised decking area with ramped access."
Pictured: The reply from Puffin & Oyster on Facebook, which contradicts what Liberation Group told Express.
The pub, which is located at the site of the former Houmet Tavern, is due to open next week following refurbishment.
Liberation Group maintain that they have followed the instructions of the building regulations in line with their approved application.
How disappointing that accessibility still isn’t core to all renovations of all hospitality establishments. We @GDA_Disability would have happily advised #PuffinAndOyster @libbrewingco https://t.co/aj3P7Vk898 https://t.co/q4KCrstn4l
How disappointing that accessibility still isn’t core to all renovations of all hospitality establishments. We @GDA_Disability would have happily advised #PuffinAndOyster @libbrewingco https://t.co/aj3P7Vk898 https://t.co/q4KCrstn4l— Karen Blanchford ???? (@blanchfordkgsy) June 13, 2022
Pictured: Observers expressed disappointment at the lack of accessibility on Twitter.
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