I have either visited the places below, or received recent feedback from friends who have been. I would be happy to receive comments or views on any establishment, venue, pub, cafe, or whatever in York as to their accessibility, and whether they are suitable for those with disabilities, and / or wheelchair users. You are free to join the Facebook Group – The York Access and Mobility Club, where you can pass on your views and comments.
This list will be added to when I visit somewhere worth a mention, or get feedback, whether it be positive or otherwise !
The Pig and Pastry
The Pig and Pastry Cafe on Bishopthorpe Road has a ramp into the café, and it’s all on one floor, so no steps. Bathroom is wide access, but I’d like to hear from anyone who has visited using a wheelchair, so we know if it’s good for wheelchair access please.
They’re happy to move things around for wheelchair users. I gather they have a daughter who’s blind which means they understand the need for good Accessibility, so would be happy for any feedback from users.
The Cut & Craft Steakhouse
I managed to get to visit The Cut & Craft steakhouse in York. I’m a bit boring so had the steak and ale pie, but it was about the best I’ve ever had !
My wife and daughter paid a visit before we left and my heart sank a little as I saw them heading upstairs. However, when asked about accessible facilities, I was escorted to a disabled loo on the same floor, so happy again !
As can be seen from the photo, it should be ok for wheelchairs too, but I’d be interested to hear from anyone using a wheelchair who has been, how they found it.
Bailey’s Cafe and Tea Room
One of my favourite places when I’m in York when I’m in need of a big breakfast ! The staff are always friendly and helpful, and the food I’ve tried (mostly the breakfasts) has been spot on. Accessibility wise, although there is a step at the entrance, they do have a ramp which they will employ as required. Due to the size of the venue, they have been unable to incorporate accessible restrooms. Although not perfect, Bailey’s is opposite the main York Library, which I’m assured does have accessible facilities. My only other point to note is that when busy, it can be a bit noisy, with background chatter and scraping of chairs across the floor not being great for me, but then I just pop in my ear plugs ! Well worth a visit if in town.
52 Broadway, Fulford
A lovely little coffee and cake shop just a little bit out of the city centre. The staff are warm and friendly, and although it’s quite small, it’s well worth a visit if you’re in the area. They have a ramp to help with Accessibility, and will move things around inside to aid wheelchair users. Unfortunately, there are no restroom facilities available, so please bear this in mind. During decent weather, you’re able to make use of their outdoor area in front of the cafe.