Irresistible Object Meets Impossible Demand…

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?

6 comments for “Irresistible Object Meets Impossible Demand…

  1. Lord T
    May 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    They should start overcooking his food and making his life a misery whenever he goes in so he doesn’t want to go.

    Been fed up of all these whiners for some time now.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:49 am

      It’s the ingratitude, and the fact they love to get their miserable visage in the local paper…

  2. Pcar
    May 2, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Is David Ellis really Ritchie?

    What next from this curmudgeon?
    Alter The Monument and The Scott Monument?

    Does anyone else think The Scott Monument looks like a Buck Rogers rocket?

  3. Errol
    May 2, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    It’s funny how the state has backed itself into a corner over such simple things and a spoiled fellow wants things both ways.

    However, from pootling around with my disabled brother, nowhere is wheelchair friendly.

    • May 8, 2018 at 7:50 am

      There’s been quite a lot of progress in this regard, but it’s not cheap. And some places simply will never be totally accessible.

      The government should have managed expectations better.

  4. May 3, 2018 at 3:35 am

    Wheelchair unfriendly ! ? Try being a knackered old shit facing stone steps that reach to great heights. Should I demand that any steps of more than ten treads must have an escalator? It is high time Machu Picthup in South America was made more tourist friendly. Does it have a pub I can complain to?

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