A Sheffield landlady has been praised after making a Facebook post stating that anyone complaining about disabled patrons of her pub would be kicked out.
Steph Tate posted to The Barrel Chapeltown’s Facebook page after the father of a young disabled man asked her if it would be alright for them to come into the pub. She said the man was clearly nervous about her answer after telling her that his son sometimes makes loud noises and waves his arms around.
“It broke my heart that a parent felt they needed to ask if it was ok for his child to be here just like anyone else,” Stephanie said in the post.
She said that the question played on her mind, which prompted her to write the public post, stating that any patron of her bar would be given anything they needed to be comfortable, be that moving chairs or tables, or plugging in specialist equipment.
Steph continued: “If you’re sat at home with a disabled child, partner or friend and feel on edge about taking them anywhere due to fear of someone making comments please feel free to bring them here.
“If I find anyone making negative comments or being disrespectful they will be asked to leave not you.”
The post has garnered praise from all over the world, with comments from as far as the United States and Australia wishing her well.
Heather Dawn Smith left her praises on the post, saying: “I just want to say as a mother to two disabled children who get stared at and mumbled about a lot that reading this is so lovely, actually bought tears to my eyes and made me realise not everybody will look down at you and your family.”
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