Hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs

Equality law applies to any business that provides goods, facilities or services to members of the public.

This includes a wide range of different businesses and services. These include:

  • hotels
  • bed and breakfast establishments
  • guest houses
  • self-catering holidays
  • hostels
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • bars and nightclubs
  • public houses
  • takeaway food establishments.

It doesn't matter whether the service is free, for example, a takeaway food delivery service provided at no charge, or whether it must be paid for - it will still be covered by equality law.

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Last Updated: 23 Jul 2010