The Nominees have been chosen for The BLADES the BBS Access Awards ‘celebrating exceptional venues with both style and accessibility’. Here’s the official press release and don’t forget you can still get tickets to the Awards night on 4th Oct – the most inclusive and fun night you’ll ever have with the infamous Blue Badge Style Cocktail. Oh and DRINK the inclusive glass holder will be pre-launched.

Blue Badge Style cocktail.
The Official Cocktail of Blue Badge Style


Eight Finalists for Best Loo Announced in 2017 Blue Badge Style BLADES

Ceremony will Showcase First of ADDITI+ON Collection: DRINK 

London, 21 September 2017, Finalists for the fourth Blue Badge Style Awards, the BLADES, are out! At the ceremony to announce the winners on 4th October, Blue Badge Style will showcase DRINK; an elegant glass holder for people who have their hands full.

DRINK & The ADDITI+ON Collection to be Launched at BBS Awards 4th Oct
DRINK & The ADDITI+ON Collection to be Launched at BBS Awards 4th Oct

The Blue Badge Style Awards celebrate the effort that stylish places make to attract guests with disabilities. In 2016 the most coveted award was for Best Loo; won by German Gymnasium. They’re back in the frame for 2017 along with seven other finalists, including one in Spain: Zetter Townhouse, Brook Green Pavilion, Rupert Brooke, Rick Stein (Barnes), Danni Garcia (Marbella), Ryebeck Hotel & Bad Egg.

Fiona Jarvis, Founder of Blue Badge Style “We want everyone to be effortlessly independent. So our Awards recognise stylish places that make an effort for people with disabilities. DRINK means that when they get there, they can circulate independently. Without spilling a drop!”.

To see DRINK in action & find out who wins, come along to the Awards ceremony on 4th October at Lutyens. People with disabilities go free and tickets for the ceremony are available at EventBrite for a nominal fee. The Blue Badge Style Awards are supported by Bespoke Access Awards and Hewi.

Pre-register your interest in DRINK at

The Blue Badge Style BLADES Finalists are:


Bad Egg Restaurant, London

Brook Green Pavilion, London

Danni Garcia, Puerta Banus, Spain

German Gymnasium, London

Rick Stein, Barnes, London

Rupert Brooke, Cambridge

Ryebeck Hotel, Lake District

Zetter TownHouse, London



Bastard Café, Copenhagen

Caminos Kings Cross, London

Pergola Paddington Central, London

Phonox, Brixton, London

Rupert Brooke, Cambridge

The Lion Inn, Thurne, Norfolk


Dandelyan at The Mondrian, South Bank, London

Ginger’s, Purnell, Birmingham

Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Secret Garden, South Place, London

Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell, London


Albion at the Boundary, Spitalfields, London

Ben Tunniclffe, Cornwall

Bryn Williams Porth Eirias, Wales

Piccolo Mondo, Cambridge

Star Inn, Whitby


Aiden Byrne, Manchester House

Bellanger, Islington, London

M, Victoria St, London

Rick Stein, Barnes, London

Sportsman, Whistable

Three Chimneys, Isle of Skye


Dorsett Hotel, London

Gwel an Mor, Port Reath, Cornwall

Tamburlaine, Cambridge

Cottage in the Dales – The Dairy

Zetter, Marylebone, London


Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair, London

Coworth Park, Ascot

G&V, Edinburgh

South Place Hotel, London

The Mondrian, South Bank, London


Binifidet, Menorca

G Hotel, Galway, Ireland

Gresham Palace Four Seasons, Budapest, Hungary

Karpaz Gate Marina, North Cyprus

Ritz Carlton, Wolfsburg, Germany


Denton’s Solicitors

Manchester Central Library


No. 10 Downing Street

Nova Food, Landsec

The Tramnet, Nottingham

The Bespoke Access Awards is an international design competition, now entering its second year, which seeks original ideas to improve access and provide an enhanced experience for hotel guests, particularly for those with disabilities. Peers in the UK House of Lords initiated the competition in 2016, while its second season will be launched on the September 26th, 2017. It aims to employ good design to re-imagine the welcome that hotels extend to guests with physical disabilities and learning difficulties, with the aim of making the hotel experience more joyful and inclusive.


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