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Access Statement

Westerham Brewery Tap Room and Shop

Beggars Lane, Westerham, Kent TN16 1QP

Tel: 01732 864427

Email: info@westerhambrewery.co.uk

Website: www.westerhambrewery.co.uk

 

Introduction

 

Westerham Brewery Tap Room and Shop is situated just outside Westerham’s town centre in a new purpose-built building. Tours and talks take place in the brewery’s production area and designated viewing area, accessed via the Tap Room and Shop.

 

Internally all floors are level, there are no steps or slopes and doorways meet current building regulations for wheelchair access. The entire area is well lit. The viewing area and bar area have mixed seating, with some tables and chairs and some high stools.

 

The shop has a section of reduced height counter which is suitable for wheelchair users. All merchandise is clearly visible and staff are available to assist with selecting items from the shelves if help is needed.

 

Pens and paper are available at the counter to assist with communication as required.

 

Externally a flat paved terraced area directly in front of the Tap Room and Shop has outdoor seating with both picnic benches and beer festival tables and benches. A wheelchair can draw up to these tables on the flat even surface of brick paviors.

 

Getting here

 

By train

 Oxted Station: 5 miles

 Sevenoaks Station: 5 miles

 Edenbridge Station 5.6 miles

For train times please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

Taxi service

Westerham Cars offer vehicles with disabled and wheelchair access, tel. 01959 562091

http://www.westerhamcars.co.uk/

 

By bus

Please note there is no footpath along Beggars Lane.

 No 246 Bromley to Westerham, nearest bus stop Force Green 0.7 miles; follow way-marked footpath signs along Force Green Lane. Walking time 15 minutes. This is a public footpath which includes stiles and is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. For bus times please visit http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/246Sum.htm

 No 236 and 594/5 Oxted, Edenbridge, Lingfield & Crawley to Westerham, nearest bus stop Hartley Road, opposite Wolfe Garage. For bus times please visit http://www.southdownpsv.co.uk/ops/timetables.php

 No 401 Sevenoaks to Westerham, nearest bus stop Hartley Road as above. For bus times please visit http://www.go-coach.co.uk/bus/timetables/14

 

By car

Parking is available in front of the brewery building. Visitors displaying Blue Badges may park in the designated disabled parking spaces directly in front of the building adjacent to the low wooden fence in front of the stream. Please be aware that access to Blue Badge parking may be limited according to demand but it may still be possible to park directly in front of the Tap Room and Shop. The car park is flat but the surface, made of chipped stone, is uneven. There is a dropped curb from the car park onto the terrace.

 

Alternative parking is available at the Darent Car Park on the A25 at the eastern approach to the town.

 

Walking

 From Westerham Darent Car Park follow the way-markers across King Georges Playing Fields to Beggars Lane. Not suitable for wheelchair users. Please note: Beggars Lane must be crossed with extreme caution, it is on a blind bend and the traffic moves very quickly. Listening as well as looking is important for safe crossing.

 From Brasted take the way-marked route from the A25 to the brewery, this is a public footpath and is not suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Brewery Tours

Tours, private groups, open evenings and Brewer for a Day visits must be booked in advance, please see website for details: https://westerhambrewery.co.uk/events/

Please let us know at the time of booking if you require any special assistance.

 

The Brewer for a Day experience allows participants to take part in the brewing process as they are able. There is a staircase to the mezzanine level where malt is stored and milled, and where staff breaks are taken. The staircase has two sections of steps separated by a flat section of gantry. The steps and gantry have a non-slip surface. The production area on the ground floor often has hoses and buckets on the floor during brewing. The surface is non-slip but is usually wet during brewing. The Brewer for a Day experience may therefore be curtailed for wheelchair users and restricted to the ground floor.

 

Street Food events are free, details are here: https://westerhambrewery.co.uk/events/#/street-food

If you would like to visit us for Street Food and require special assistance please let us know in advance so that we can ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

 

Tap Room and Shop

The Tap Room and Brewery Shop is open to the public 10am to 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 9.30pm Friday and Saturday, 11am to 5pm Sunday.

Closed Monday and Tuesday.

At other times it is opened specially for private tours and groups as booked.

 

Toilets

Customer toilets are located in a corridor which can be accessed via the shop or via the viewing area in the brewery. There is a unisex disabled access toilet and separate mens and ladies toilets. Entrance to all toilets is level and door widths comply with 2016 building regulations. The toilets are well lit, floors are non slip, and the disabled access toilet has a low level wash handbasin with single lever tap.