David Ellis, who is wheelchair bound, suffered a “pretty nasty” fall while trying to negotiate a step at the Coombe Lodge Beefeater in November last year.
Oooh, compo claim!
Oh, wait. He really should have known….
Six months prior he fell victim to another incident which resulted in the restaurant putting in place a temporary aluminium ramp.
Mr Ellis said this wasn’t enough.
It would have been, if you’d taken more care.
He thinks that a permanent solution should have made by Whitbread (the company in charge of Beefeater) when the restaurant underwent its refurbishment in October, which Mr Ellis said would have prevented the second fall.
“This is what Whitbread states is easy access for disabled wheelchair users,” he said angrily about the steps.
So what’s stopping them putting in disabled access?
A spokesman for Whitbread said that because the Beefeater was a listed building, it was hard to accommodate proposed alterations.
Ah. Far be it from me to suggest a way out of this impasse is for Mr Ellis to simply eat somewhere else?