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The London Brewery Tour - How accessible is it for wheelchair users?

Sampling craft beers on a sunny Saturday afternoon in May was a tough gig, but someone had to do it. Four of the Better Mobility team took up the challenge from the  London Brewery Tours to give their opinion on how accessible their Brewery tours are for wheelchair users. So time to put the Quickie Helium and Invacare Esprit to the test. Commencing at Bermondsey City Hall at 1 p.m. the group headed off to Southwark Brewery. The first of four micro breweries on the leisurely walking tour. Prior to sampling the delicious beer, a fascinating talk from Pete aka "Big Bear" on the origins of beer kept all enthralled.

Make the most of the toilet facilities here, as our team found the next brewery, the Anspach & Hobday lacking in wheelchair accessible facilities - however, this is now being addressed by the tour organisers. They were not lacking in great beers though, and the team settled down to enjoy some fantastic Pale Ale.

We've also fed back to the organisers that the tour guides should review the route slightly to accommodate dropped curbs for wheelchair users. This would make the journey between breweries a little easier. Having given our feedback the organisers are indeed reviewing the route for suitable road crossings.

Moving on to the Four Pure Brewery our party not only enjoyed some great beers, but sampled some very tasty snacks. There has been much talk since of the unusual, but delicious white dough rolls and a particularly nice bakery nearby.

The last micro brewery on the Bermondsey Tour was the Partizan Brewery, who make some lip smacking fruit beers. Our team gave the thumbs up to the Raspberry and Lemongass.

The tour had enabled the team to sample some excellent craft beers and also learn a great deal about brewing methods from the knowledgeable and enthusiastic brewers. Finishing the tour around 5.30 p.m. the group were then given Certificates of Completion and beer samples from the Southwark Brewery to take away.

Spending the day in wheel chairs was a great eye opener for our team and something everyone should consider doing. We highly recommend the Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience, but do check out the London Brewery Tours website for all the beer and pub tours on offer. Now awarded the Trip Advisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence. Well done guys!

 

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