Information for the less mobile on visiting The Old Malt House Hotel in Bath, near Wells, near Bristol, near Radstock

Disabled access and access for the less mobile Also shopmobility information

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We take the needs of all of guests and visitors seriously and access for the less mobile is an important part of this. We continue to strive to improve access and have done our best during recent refurbishment to improve access, both outside and in the hotel.


This now means that there are no steps to negotiate in accessing the ground floor of the hotel where the lounge/bar, the restaurant and two of bedrooms are located.

From the main car park area a wide ramp leads to the front door. This has a secure handrail to one side. The slope is approximately 1 in 11 so is not advised for unaccompanied wheelchair users.

However there is also level access from one parking space/drop off area.


This purpose built parking bay has level access into the hotel along block paver surface. You are advised to contact us to ensure that this is available for you, if needed. This space also has a charging point for an electric scooter or wheelchair.

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We consider our two ground floor rooms to be at Mobility Level 2: Typically suitable for a person with restricted walking ability and for those that may need to use a wheelchair some of the time and can negotiate a maximum of three steps although we have none.

The bedrooms do not have full wheelchair access although the bathroom/toilets have walk in shower wet rooms. However the doorway through to the ensuite wet room may be too narrow for wheelchairs at 65 cm or 25.5 inches. One of the ground floor rooms also has grab handles by the toilet and in the shower and a shower stool can be provided in either of these rooms on request.


Our ground floor rooms are normally configured as twins but the beds can be joined together to make a king sized double bed.


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Bath has a shopmobility service where electric scooters and wheelchairs can be hired.

  • Electric Scooters & Powered Wheelchairs
    £1.50 per hire (up to 2 hours)
  • Manual chairs
    75p per hire (up to 2 hours)


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In Bristol there is a Shopmobility unit on the top floor of The Mall Galleries Shopping Centre (opposite TK Maxx, near the Castle Park exit). This is a scheme which provides powered scooters and wheelchairs, and manual wheelchairs to enable people with mobility impairments to shop and use other facilities in Broadmead. Head to Bristol Shopmobility, Unit 26 Castle Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XE, or call 0117 922 6342

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In Wells Shopmobility is at Princes Road Car Park (C3). Tel: (01749) 678444.

There are also Shopmobility services in Frome and Street.

01373 467711
Closed Sunday

01458 440155
Open 7 days a week

01749 678444
Closed Sunday and Monday



There are free car parking spaces in car parks and on streets in Bath but time limits usually apply. Many buses including the park and ride buses have lower, kerb level, steps designed to be accessible by wheel chair users. The buses are also easily accessible for child buggies and push chairs, with space on board so there’s no need to fold them up.

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The Roman Baths is downstairs and not accessible by lift. You may be able to access on crutches but there lots of steps and the stone floors can be slippery. The Pump room is free for entry where you can eat or have tea and this is all on the ground floor from whereyou can look down into the King's Bath.

The central pedestrianised part of Bath is mainly flat but as you go towards Royal Crescent and the Circus yu must go uphill and those with mobility problems might find this difficult.

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