The beautiful market town of Oakham is popular amongst residents and tourists, offering a variety of shopping and dining experiences for visitors. For elderly loved ones, finding the best locations with disabled access can be very challenging, which is why we thought we would take a closer look at some of the best places to shop and eat out.
Oakham has a wonderful choice of shops for residents and visitors alike. From fashion stores to bookstores, some of our favourites with disabled access include:
Walkers of Oakham
This fantastic family-run bookstore is a wonderful spot for those who love to read. Packed with a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books, the accessible shop offers the perfect opportunity to discover your new favourite writer.
Gates Garden Centre
This large garden centre is one of the biggest in the UK and features all of the plants, shrubs, trees, and gardening equipment you need. The centre is also fully accessible, with clear access for wheelchairs throughout, including in the delicious restaurant and coffee shop.
After a busy morning or afternoon exploring some of the wonderful shops that Oakham has to offer, there are a lot of delicious options available:
Located in the heart of the town, The Wheatsheaf is a popular spot and serves up some incredible traditional pub food. Situated on the high street, the pub is fully accessible, with a wheelchair ramp and an accessible toilet.
“This quaint pub is an excellent spot to relax in after a busy day exploring everything that Oakham has to offer, and our clients love relaxing in this unique spot.”
The Old Butter Cross Pub
With food offered all day, you can be sure of a warm welcome at The Old Butter Cross Pub on Panniers Way in Oakham! We also host our monthly Home Instead Friendship Lunches here, call us to book a place at 01572 494 623.
Another very popular spot for food and drink is The Grainstore Brewery. Situated on Station Approach, the Grainstore has been serving up incredible meals and amazing craft beers for over two decades, and there is an accessible toilet and ramp to ensure everyone can enjoy the property.
The Whipper-In Hotel
Another spot on the high street, The Whipper-In Hotel, has been a major feature in the town for many years, and The George Restaurant located inside offers a wide choice of dishes. Every meal is prepared fresh inside, and the property is fully accessible for disabled customers.
The Waterside Cafe
Finally don’t forget the nearby cafe at Rutland Water, always a lovely stop after a local walk.
Need help getting around?
Oakham is a stunning town that offers a huge array of shopping and dining experiences for those with disabilities. If you are looking to discover more of the town and need support, our Home Instead Care Professionals are here to help. We offer transport services for our clients, making it easy for them to access all that Oakham has to offer. Our companionship-focused care ensures that our clients feel more like they’re with a friend rather than a carer, since our Care Professionals do not wear uniforms. This approach creates a more relaxed and enjoyable experience for our clients, allowing them to feel at ease while exploring the town.
At Home Instead, we understand the importance of socialisation and maintaining an active lifestyle for our clients’ overall well-being. Our compassionate and dedicated team is committed to providing personalised care and assistance, ensuring that our clients can continue to enjoy their favourite activities, shops, and restaurants in Oakham.
Whether it’s a leisurely walk through the high street, enjoying a warm meal at a local restaurant, or simply spending quality time with a friendly companion, Home Instead is here to help make every outing as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. To find out more about our home care services in Oakham, why not pop in and see us? You can always be sure of a warm welcome when you visit our Rutland Home Instead office at 6 The Maltings, Mill Street, Oakham LE15 6EA
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