Accessibility Guide for the Three Shires Inn

Contact for accessibility enquiries: Jane Stephenson

Three Shires Inn - Outside
Three Shires Inn - Outside

Welcome

Family-run country inn, offering a local produce based menu serving lunches, light bites and dinners throughout the year. The inn also has 10 individually decorated bedrooms which include a deluxe suite perfect for an escape to the Lake District. Whether you are looking for a quiet coffee along your walk or a traditional pub lunch or dinner our inn will always provide you with a relaxing, enjoyable atmosphere and quality dining experience guaranteed.

We are a family-friendly country inn catering for a variety of diets. Assistance dogs are welcome and water bowls can be provided.

At a Glance

Level Access

  • There is level access from the main entrance to:
    • Dining Table
    • Accessible Toilet

Hearing

  • The fire alarm has emergency lights

Visual

  • Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings.
  • Some parts of the venue have low lighting.
  • The menu is available in large print.
  • We have information available in large print.

General

  • There is a public toilet for disabled visitors.

Getting Here

Three Shires Inn
Little Langdale
Ambleside
LA22 9NZ

Travel by public transport

  • Our rural location within Little Langdale means that public transportation is limited
  • The nearest bus is in the village of Elterwater. The bus stop is 1.5 miles / 0.2 km from The Three Shires Inn .
  • The nearest train station is Windermere and from here we advise booking a taxi direct to the hotel for ease.
  • You can get a taxi with Amber Taxis by calling 015394 42000.

Parking

  • There is gravel car park at the hotel. There are no specific accessible parking spaces. The parking is less than 50 metres from the main entrance. Parking is free.
  • There is a drop-off point at the main entrance. The drop-off point has no kerb but the drop off point is on a slight incline.
  • From the car park to the bar entrance, there is level access.
  • From the car park into the reception area and lounge there are two small steps, these do not have contrast markings.

Gravel car park with yellow lines to determine spaces, some are large than others. Slate path leading to bar door seen here.
Gravel car park with yellow lines to determine spaces, some are large than others. Slate path leading to bar door seen here.

Arrival

Path to bar entrance

  • From the car park to the bar / restaurant entrance, there is level access along a slate flagged path.

Bar entrance

  • The bar entrance has level access.
  • The main door has two doors is side hung and pulls outwards

Path to reception entrance

  • From the car park to the reception entrance, there is level access.
  • There is a small door frame to step over into the porch then one step into reception

Entrance into reception
Entrance into reception

Getting around inside

Visual Impairment - General Information

  • The flooring in the bar is smooth slate and in the restaurant is wooden flooring, moving into the lounge area is carpet.
  • Some parts of the venue have low lighting.

Lift

  • There is no lift access in the hotel.

Public Toilet

Accessible Toilet

  • There is a public toilet for disabled visitors.
  • From the main entrance to the public toilet, there is level access.
  • The direction of transfer is to the right.

Place to eat and drink

  • From the main entrance to the dining area, there is level access. get to a table, there are no steps.
  • The menu is offered in large print on request.
  • There is background music sometimes.
  • The table and plates have low colour contrast.
  • We cater for vegetarian and other specific diets upon request.

Dining area of the restaurant

Dining area of the restaurant

Disabled access toilets in the bar

Disabled access toilets in the bar

Outside seating area

Outside seating area

Getting around outside

  • From the main entrance to this area, there is level access.

Bedrooms

  • All the hotel bedrooms are located on the first floor of the hotel up one flight of steep, curved stairs. The stairs have a hand rail up part of the way. There is no lift in the hotel.
  • Bath mats can be provided for baths & showers upon request.
  • Emergency lighting is located along the corridors and in the bedrooms, and an emergency torch is provided for each bedroom.

Customer care support

Accessibility equipment

  • We can provide water bowls for assistance dogs on request.
  • The nearest toilet area for assistance dogs is located across the road from the Inn.
  • You can hire mobility equipment from Kendal Shopmobility equipment hire company by calling 01539 740933

Emergency evacuation procedures

  • We have emergency evacuation procedures for disabled visitors.
  • The fire alarm has emergency lights.

Customer care support

  • We have information in large print.
  • We have other services for people with accessibility requirements.
  • Baby changing facilities and highchairs are available.

Guide last updated: 19th March 2018