Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

Shed 1 Distillery is constantly striving to exceed customers’ expectations in terms of the general experience, regardless of whether they are able bodied or have any disability – visible or hidden. We aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our customers.  We look forward to welcoming you to Shed 1 Distillery and making your experience with us an enjoyable one. 

Shed 1 Distillery is fully accessible throughout for all abilities.

Communication 
​For assistance prior to arrival, please contact us either by telephone (07794699913) or email info@shed1distillery.com.

We are situated in the market town of Ulverston, just off the A590.
Ulverston train station is 0.9 miles away.
Nearest bus stop: 0.2 miles away.

Nearby towns:
Barrow-in-Furness: 11 miles
Kendal: 24 miles
Coniston: 14 miles

We provide assistance as requested by guests as part of our customer service policy and are more than happy to do what we can, where possible, to enhance our guests experience here at Shed 1 Distillery. 

Upon Arrival 
Shed 1 Distillery is situated on Ulverston Auction Mart with plenty of free car parking. The area is owned by Ulverston Auction Mart so please be advised on auction days it is full. Due to this, we don’t generally open to the public on Tuesdays (auction days).

We have a bike rack to the right of the front door.

Interior 
Leading up to the front double doors there is a gradual stone ramp, which is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
There are no steps into or throughout the Shed.
There is seating within the Shed as you enter with tables at a wheelchair friendly height.
Flooring is concrete throughout.

Public areas – general (internal)
The public areas are even and fully lit with overhead lighting. There is also a large amount of bright natural light in the visitor area via a large picture window.
There is a selection of tables and chairs available of varying height. 

Afternoon G&Tea is only bookable in advance and is table service.
The menu is on our website. It does change at times depending on season and inspiration! 
All sweet treats are gluten-free with gluten-free bread available on request. If you have other dietary requirements we will do our best to accommodate you.

Soft drinks and hot drinks are available for non-drinkers / drivers.

Background music is played in the visitor area of Shed 1 Distillery; however noise levels can be lowered. As we only accept small group numbers, we are able to personalise all of our experiences and can offer 1:1 assistance if needed for guests who may have difficulty hearing.

We have a disabled toilet, which is accessed via the visitor area.

Assistance dogs are welcome in the visitor area & distillery. Other dogs by arrangement.

The Distillery
Guided tours in small numbers are offered at the distillery and we can offer 1:1 assistance to any hard of hearing guests.

There are visual boards on the wall of the distillery showcasing our products and background to the Shed, which we discuss with guests as part of the distillery tours.

Wheelchair access continues into our distillery.

If needed, chairs are available during the tour.

There is little natural light in the distillery. We have LED strip lights.

Outdoor facilities 
There are no outdoor facilities at the Shed.

Additional information 
If you require any assistance during your experience, please do speak to a member of staff. 

We have a set evacuation procedure.  A member of staff will assist with your evacuation either out of the building or to a safe refuge. 

Our staff have regular emergency training, which includes disability awareness training.  

Shed 1 Distillery is a non-smoking establishment. 

We have installed air filtration systems in the visitor bar and distillery areas.

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