Accessibility Pub Crawl, Ferry 15, Pub 5
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Assistance Dog, Powerchair
Pub 5 of the first day of my accessibility pub crawl in Broughty Ferry. Great place for delicious food and an amazing atmosphere with disco at night during the weekend.
Transport & Parking
There are council car parks/on street parking close by and taxi rank is also nearby. There are also plenty of buses that pass through Broughty Ferry on regular basis. A train station is also situated in Broughty Ferry although I don’t know anything about how often they stop, I know it’s not that much though.
There is a step at the front of The Fort so if you are in a wheelchair you must use the door around the back. When I visited it was summer, so the back door was open because that is also where the beer garden is, but if the door wasn’t open someone would have to go in and ask for the door to be open because there is no bell. Inside, there are two main seating areas. The first area you come into from the accessible entrance is more where you would sit for a quiet drink. The other area is where you would have food and is also where the disco is at the weekend. I’m not sure if they serve food in the quieter area as I have never sat there, but I think both areas are spacious with plenty of room between tables. All tables are at wheelchair height. To get between both areas there are narrow double doors to go through which can be difficult to get through but every time I’ve visited other customers have held them open for me. When leaving during this visit the accessible entrance was open, so I didn’t need to ask for assistance however, during a previous visit it was early in the morning though, so the door had been locked. Luckily one of the security staff were with us because he had help us get through the crowd of people on the dance floor, so he radioed to switch off the alarm on the door. If I had just left though and opened the door I would have set off the alarm, there should maybe be a poster to say to ask a staff member to switch off the alarm.
There is a disabled toilet in The Fort and is spacious for a wheelchair and if they need assistance also but, there is no changing place toilet though. Down at the beach in Broughty Ferry there is a changing place although, it is only open till 5pm in the Summer and 3:30pm in the Winter.
Every time I have visited The Fort the staff members have always been friendly and very helpful.
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You can see how I entered this pub in my video linked below (skip to 4:20 to see this pub).