Bowden Hall | 8th June 2018 Parking There are two designated disabled parking spaces, close to the front entrance of the building with big signs stating they are for disabled guests only. Accessibility There is a set of double doors to the main entrance...read more
Revolution | 30th May 2018
There is no designated customer parking. There is nearby parking on the Promenade, where there are four disabled parking spaces, alternatively there are four/five disabled parking spaces outside the library. Each of these locations is about a 5-minute journey walking or in a wheelchair and you will require a blue badge permit.
There is a singe manual door propped open which has a small sharp lip but the wheelchair was able to get over it. This leads to a set of manual double doors.
There are two floors to the venue, the top floor is inaccessible due to there being no lift. However, everything you need is on the ground floor. The restaurant is on the ground floor but in a raised section up three steps, there is a portable ramp which can be brought out to get up these steps however, this was too steep for my electric wheelchair. This would only be suitable for a manual wheelchair.
There are tables on the lowered section however, they are too tall for a wheelchair user. Due to not being able to sit in the restaurant the staff moved a table down to the bar area for me to sit at and were more than happy to do so.
We visited on a lunchtime and there was some light music playing in the background, in the evening Revolution becomes more of a bar/nightclub and is a popular spot for drinks, therefore the music will be louder.
They currently don’t offer large print or braille menus, however, the manager has requested that we send some information over so they can look into it.
There are some secluded booths however, these are not accessible for a wheelchair. There is no lowered section to the bar however, they offer table service and you can pay at your table.
There is a nice friendly atmosphere in the bar and the drinks and food looks great, they also serve some delicious looking cocktails.
There is a disabled toilet located at the back of the building underneath the stairs, a RADAR key is required to access this toilet, there is one to hand in the bar.
There are adequate handrails for transfer and the facilities are all at a lowered height for wheelchairs.
Abby, the assistant manager kindly took the time out of her day to show us around the venue and answer our questions. She brought our drinks over to our table and was very friendly and helpful.