Controversial or not⁉️
A local mum made me aware of this issue and one day I was on the bus going home and saw what she meant 😮
OK. For those of you who live in West Bridgford will know it is quite family orientated. There’s always lots of mums and dad with their little ones – so this actually surprises me.
In the first picture, you’ll see there are a load of table and chairs right in front of the door. So…if you’ve got a pushchair you have NO CHANCE. And a few mums said they think it’s deliberate. Some places sometimes put up a sign saying ‘no prams allowed’ – now let me ask you, if it was a sign that said ‘no wheelchairs allowed’ would that cause more anger? Yes, it’s probably not quite the same but still. It’s restricting a big portion of people entering. Even if you’re to leave the pram outside there’s not much room anyway not to mention the inconvenience.
I did a quick google to see what people have said. A few angry parents dare I say but I couldn’t find anything recent.
Personally, I haven’t been into Copper with my kids maybe subconsciously, I knew it was a barrier but didn’t think much of it. Is this a prime example of venues that are not ‘baby friendly’ or ‘pram friendly’? I don’t want to single out this cafe but it’s an obvious example of how parents with prams are alienated. There’s probably more out there like this 🧐
I’m interested in hearing your views on this and if you have seen or experienced places that alienate parents with buggies, prams, stroller etc!🍼🍽🤷🏻♀️ Or if you’re foodie venue, enlighten us on this issue 🙏🏼
Note: I’m aware the dates on the tripadvisor reviews are old. Interested in finding new reviews on this subject 🍽🙏🏼
This debate was published on Facebook and Instagram. Here were a few comments from this discussion.
I have experienced this at the one in West Bridgford, I was told my newborn baby could go in a highchair. When I said he was way too young they said I could bring the carrycot part of my pushchair in and stand it on a chair but leave the wheels outside. My thoughts were surely this takes up more room and is really dangerous, it could easily be knocked off?! I understand it’s very small and there’s not much room for prams in there but other small places I’ve been to will clear a space especially for you with a pushchair! The day this happened it wasn’t even busy and there was plenty of room in the corner for us, I’m sure they could be more flexible outside of the busy/ peak hours 🤷🏼♀️Mum #1
It’s the same in all coppers I believe? To be honest, as a mum, it doesn’t bother me. I just take my business elsewhere.Mum #2
I’ve got 3 children. I wouldn’t take them to a place like Copper. I’d take them to the Goose or somewhere similar. No disrespect to Copper as I like to go there for a nice chat to my adult friends and get away from noisy kids from time to time.Mum #3