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The Staying Inn

Inspired by the Disabled community. The Staying Inn is a Virtual Pub to keep people in self-isolation connected during COVID_19.


Bottles on the table at The Staying Inn

Welcome to The Staying Inn, your new favourite local from the comfort of your sofa. The Staying Inn is an accessible, inclusive online space for disabled and non disabled folk to stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis.

We run a range of events, from our weekly pub quiz, to stitch and bitch sessions, film club, interviews, classes and much much more! Check out our Events page to find out more.

At The Staying Inn we strive to make everything as accessible as possible and the majority of our events have Captions and British Sign Language Interpreters. For more information about how to access events check out our Accessibility page.

If you want to get the details of our events which are hosted via online video calls remember to subscribe to our Newsletter! You’ll get a Weekly mailing and a prompt before each event. Sign up here!

The Rules

The Staying Inn is a community run by disabled people for disabled people and anyone feeling isolated during these difficult times. We have a set of values for our space so that it is inclusive, welcoming and friendly to those who want to be part of it.

  1. We respect everyone’s accessibility and communication needs, make adjustments where possible and support solutions so that everyone can be included.
  2. We respect that we all communicate in different ways, and encourage participants to engage in whatever way they feel comfortable.
  3. We ask that participants use respectful language, do not use slurs or derogatory terms about others. Repeated behaviour of this nature will result in being barred from The Staying Inn.
  4. We are committed to an anti-racist environment.
  5. We are LGBTQ+ inclusive, and our space is welcoming of trans and non-binary people. We ask that everyone respects people’s pronouns.
  6. We will not tolerate bullying or trolling of other participants.  Repeated behaviour of this nature will result in being barred from The Staying Inn.
  7. The Staying Inn co-ordinating team prefers Identity First Language, “Disabled People”, we recognise the cultural Deaf identity, and use the social model of disability. At The Staying Inn we understand that people may wish to identify using Person First Language. However, we ask that everyone respects the language individuals use to describe themselves, their disability, impairment or condition.
  8. We uplift, empower and support each other, we celebrate equality and inclusivity.

Find out more

  • Pint of beerDonate to “The Staying Inn Fund”

    Donate the cost of a pint to help us keep The Staying Inn as open and accessible as we can.

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    Find out about our access provisions and how you can access an event at The Staying Inn.


Book Club with Haben Girma (Catch up)

Interview with Deafblind activist & lawyer Haben Girma, we will be discussing the book and Haben’s activism. You can find the book here – Recorded at The Staying Inn on Sunday 16 August 2020 Watch now on our YouTube Channel –

Donate via PayPal Pool to keep the Inn open in to September

If you enjoy our content and are joining from outside the UK, please consider donating to our PayPal Pool.

New values statement
Amy standing outside in a blue dress with her cane

Our Landlady, Amy has published the Staying Inn’s values statement to make clear who we are and how we work.

Catch up with The Staying Inn
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Last orders were called and you didn’t get to the bar in time! Don’t worry, we have a selection of some of our previous sessions available to watch again.

The Staying Inn Survey

As The Staying Inn volunteers are busy planning lots of exciting events for July & August we need your feedback!


We would love to plan more events for September & October but we are running low on funds. Please help us stay open by donating here!

We’re hoping to confirm the following events soon:

  • Autism Acceptance Workshop: come and learn about the lived experience of autistic people
  • Can I pet your Guide Dog? An event sharing everything you ever wanted to know about Guide Dogs!
  • Disabled bodies: a conversation about representation, media, visible difference and disabled bodies
  • Accessible Travel in the New Normal: advice and reflections on getting out and about during the pandemic

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