Accessibility

Read on for accessibility information – how to find us, what our provision is for disabled and mobility-restricted customers and how to contact us if you have queries or concerns not answered here.

The Galloping Horse is located on the junction of Main Road (A597) and Scaw Road High Harrington.

There is a tarmac carpark immediately adjacent with designated disabled parking bays. The main doors from the carpark provide wide and level access into the building for wheelchairs, powered chairs and baby buggies. We have an equipped accessible toilet/washroom with baby-change facilities. This is separate from the main toilet facilities.

The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.

PRE-ARRIVAL

Public transport
The nearest mainline railway station is at Harrington, approximately 1 mile away, approximately a 30 minute walk or approximately 4 minutes by car. Local taxis are available.
At the current time the following bus services stop at or close to the pub:

Menus are available to download from our website (see below) but we do not have the facility to supply them in Braille.
You can contact us via telephone or email. Please see contact information below for details.

By road from the North
From Carlisle, follow the A595 for Cockermouth continuing towards Whitehaven and Barrow. Alternatively leave the M6 at Penrith and follow the A66 west towards Workington, then the A595 south towards Whitehaven and Barrow. Cross several roundabouts on the Workington bypass before turning right at the roundabout onto the A597 signposted to High Harrington. The Galloping Horse will be seen on the right after ca 1 mile.

By road from the South
From points north of Barrow in Furness, follow the A595 towards Whitehaven and Workington. After leaving Whitehaven and at the end of a stretch of dual carriageway, turn left at the roundabout onto the A597 signposted High Harrington. The Galloping Horse will be seen on the right after ca 1 mile.

From central Workington
Follow the A596 south from the town centre. After a road junction signposted Loweswater and Branthwaite, take the next right turn signposted High Harrington onto Scaw Road. At the roundabout at the junction with the A597 (Main Road) the Galloping Horse will be on the left. (ca 2.7 miles, approx 7 minutes by car)

ON ARRIVAL

Parking
The turn into the carpark is off Main Road (A597). The surface is tarmac with marked bays. Please park in marked parking spaces. There are designated bays for disabled badge holders.

Entry
The door from the car park has no steps and is accessible to wheelchair users without additional assistance. The Scaw Road door has steps up to the door. Once inside there is ample space for wheelchairs and powered chairs to manoeuvre.

Way finding
Tactile signage incorporating colour contrasting symbols and numerals are provided within the building. All emergency exit signage comply with BS5499. Doors and skirting boards provide contrast to adjacent surfaces for the assistance of the visibility-impaired customer. Floors are short-pile carpeted or hard surfaces.

Toilets
There are three separate washroom facilities within the pub with a separate dedicated accessible toilet and baby-change facility centrally placed adjacent to Wucky’s Nook.

Seating
The pub’s eating and sitting areas contain a range of tables and seating styles, including loose chairs, upholstered booths and seating without arms and which can be moved to accommodate wheelchairs. The tables in the outside seating areas will also accommodate wheelchairs.

Food & Drink
See an example food menu in pdf format and drinks menu in pdf format.
We are always happy to cater for special diets. We can advise you better and give you more options if you tell us in advance of your requirements.

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are very welcome at the Galloping Horse.

Smoking
All indoor areas are no smoking. Will smokers outside the building please use the bins and receptacles provided for litter.

Contact information
Address: The Galloping Horse, 95 Main Road, High Harrington, Workington CA14 4QN
Telephone: 01946 328203
Email: contactus(at)thegallopinghorse.co.uk or info(at)ospreyinns.co.uk
Website: www.thegallopinghorse.co.uk

Local public transport and other useful numbers:

  • Northern Rail Enquiries Fares and services information 08457 484950
  • Cumbria County Council Traveline Buses 0870 6082608
  • Local Taxi Service : Sue’s Taxis Tel 01900 607005, Anderson’s Travel Tel 01900 518594
  • Local accessible taxi service : White Line Taxis (Whitehaven) 01946 66111
  • Emergency services Dial 999 for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard or Mountain Rescue.
  • Police (Non emergency calls) 101
  • Health Centre: Hinnings Road Surgery, Distington Tel: 01946 830207
  • Health Centre: Beechgrove Practice, John Street, Workington Tel: 01900 64866
  • West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven 01946 693181
  • Harrington Pharmacy, Church Road, Harrington Tel: 01946 833565
  • Moorclose Pharmacy, Westfield Drive, Workington Tel: 01900 62618

Petrol
BP at A595 Lillyhall (ca 2 miles) open 24 hours
Morrisons Derwent Drive Workington (open to 10pm)
BP Stainburn Road Workington open 24 hours

Banks
All major banks in Workington town centre (ca 2 miles)

Contact us
You are most welcome to contact us if you have concerns or queries not answered here and/or that you would like to discuss further with us.

Document last updated February 2017