The Bishop and Belcher

Picture of accessible entrance

175 Bloor St E, Toronto, ON M4W 3T5

Call for reservations: (416) 591-2352

I think the best way to describe the Bishop and Belcher is as a pub that was lovingly inspired by someone's British grandmother's house. This pub is filled with UK-inspired decor such as the various portraits of the Queen and antique UK cabinets. There's even an authentic British royal guard uniform on display! The atmosphere in this pub is very warm and welcoming; there were even a few patrons playing Sorry! at one of the many tables when I arrived. That's right, I said Sorry!. I'm a bit of a board game nut, so I was delighted to discover that the Bishop and Belcher has a whole slew of games available for customers to play while enjoying an ale and a Yorkshire pudding.

Picture of the accessible seating area.

Now for the more technical stuff! The entrance to this pub features a 37.5" wide door with an automatic opener. The second door inside the pub does not have an automatic opener and is smaller in width (34"). Once inside, patrons are treated to wide aisles; the floor is carpeted throughout. This pub would be a great spot for larger groups as there are a vast amount of 28" high tables.

The Bishop and Belcher has an accessible patio that can be accessed through 2 separate 37.5" wide doors in the dining area. There are no level changes between the patio and the dining area. The patio did look to be a bit crowded with tables, which could make navigation challenging for some.

The men's and women's washroom are equipped with a 58"x 60" accessible stall, with 2 grab bars. There is no handle on the inside of the stall door to assist with closing after entering. The 29" high sink is clear of clutter in front and underneath. The paper towel dispenser is the only accessory with automatic features. All other features are easily reached.

There is plenty of curbside parking on Hayden St.; alternatively, there is a parking lot at the SW corner of Church and Bloor. The Yonge/Bloor station is 1 block away.

Food reviews:

http://aniasblog.com/bishop-and-the-belcher-wing-night/

http://lordofthewings.blogspot.ca/2011/04/bishop-belcher-toronto-on.html