Access Statement

Access to the Eastbury Hotel

In order to help you enjoy your visit to the Eastbury Hotel we have provided information below regarding ease of access to the hotel.

Prior to your arrival

Bookings can be made through our on line booking service, by phone, in person or via e-mail.We are located approximately 5-10 minutes walk from the station and the centre of Sherborne.  We would be delighted to organise a taxi for you from the station or from the airport (Bristol airport is a 1 hour drive away).  We are also able to organise a taxi suitable for wheelchair users.

On arrival at the hotel

Arriving at the front

  • Immediately in front of the hotel, on the same side as the hotel, is car parking with no restrictions. On the opposite side of the road however, you are unable to park after 9.30am and before 6.00pm Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays).
  • Access at the main entrance is via uneven steps (front entrance shown in this picture).
  • We would be delighted to help you with your luggage and will collect it from your car and deliver it to your room if you prefer.
  • Wheelchair users are requested to contact the Hotel for information about level access at the front, as access is limited to 69cm.
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Arriving at the rear

  • Our gravel car park is situated at the rear of the property (as shown in this picture).
  • From the car park there is a concrete slope and then a gravel path leading to reception.  The path is approximately 100 yards long.
  • There are three uneven steps leading from the back to reception.
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Car Parking

As detailed above, we have our own gravel car park which is able to accommodate up to 25 cars.You must not park in the access road leading to the car park (outside Sherborne Business Centre) as this is their private road and you may be clamped and then towed away.


  • The floor of the reception area is tiled
  • There is a low level desk
  • All entrances and exits from reception involve three steps (rear entrance shown in this picture).
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Conservatory Restaurant & Bar

  • These rooms can be accessed via a slope from the gravel path (see picture) at the rear of the hotel.  If approaching from reception there are three steps down to the level of the restaurant.
  • Once in the restaurant it is on two levels.  There are tables on both the top and bottom levels
  • Tables have central pedestals and are suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All the restaurant chairs are armless. Chairs with arms are available should you prefer.
  • Full waiter service is provided.
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  • There are three bedrooms with ground floor access.
  • Two of these ground floor rooms have access from the garden only.
  • One room may be accessed via reception and three steps, or via a slope from the garden.
  • The bathrooms in two of the rooms are large and have flush to floor shower cubicles.  One has a shower seat.
  • 'Verbena' has grab rails in the bathroom to allow easier mobility around the bathroom.
  • We do not have adapted bathrooms.
  • If required we are able to get hoists and wheelchairs along with commodes.

Conference and Banqueting Suites

The conference/banqueting suite is adjacent to the restaurant and is accessed through the restaurant. It can be found on one level.


We do not have disabled toilets. However both Ladies and Gentlemans' toilets have a privacy lock on the main door should this be required.

Additional information

  • If you have difficulty with your hearing please let reception know so that they may alert you in the event of a fire.
  • If you require any assistance for evacuation please notify reception on arrival
  • In the event that you would like any medication stored in refrigerators please request this on check in.
  • We have tried to be accurate and include as much as possible in our access statement.  If you feel that we have missed anything or could improve the information please call us on 01935 813131.

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