showing the mum-of-three getting off the scooter to climb over steps and into the venue ‘proves she can walk unaided’.
Nicola has used a wheelchair since her 20s as she has lymphedema, a condition that causes swelling as a result of a build-up of lymph fluid in the body.
She said she ‘wasn’t going to let the steps into the pub stop her’ as she visited The Wolf Inn in Oulton Broad, Suffolk.
Husband Mark helped her to ‘hike the scooter over them’ before she walked a few steps while leaning on it on September 4.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, Nicola said: ‘I sat back down and went on my scooter to the bar and this chap stood there and said “you’re going to have to take that outside”.
‘I looked around and said, “What outside?” He went “Your scooter, you can’t have that in here”. And I’m like, “really? Okay, why not?” He said “It’s health and safety, this is too small a bar to have them in”.’
Nicola says she told the barman there was ‘more than enough space’ as she had entered the pub without hitting furniture, adding that she only wanted to stay for one drink.
She felt ‘horrifically embarrassed’ when he allegedly replied: ‘You need to go outside and wait until somebody comes out and serves you.’