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Brook House Inn and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Boot, Eskdale, Boot CA19 1TG, England
+44 19467 23288
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This inn is located in a remote and beautiful part of the Lake District, ideal for walking with options to do high fells and also many low level walks - such as lovely riverside walk from the doorstep. THe village of Boot is very picturesque, with lovely old mill. We had a spacious and very comfortable room, with great views.... More 

Thank Philippa396
Derby, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times for tasty stout and a warm by the log fire. However having seen the chunky chips being delivered we had to come back to sample. We were not disappointed and we also had a decent steak and an unusual chicken and leek suet pudding. All served with nice fresh veg. We got a warm welcome... More 

Thank Pam T
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I spent a long weekend in Boot in November with two friends. We ate dinner here twice. It clearly has a great chef. All the dishes we tried were absolutely top notch. The focus was clearly on top quality food really well cooked. It was noticeably in a different league than most pub grub restaurants. We ate once in the... More 

1 Thank Richard C
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Brook House Inn is set in thousands of acres of beautiful and unspoilt countryside, with fantastic walking access to some of the highest peaks in England. I chose to come here for the natural beauty and peace offered in the area, but my week-long break was made even more special by the wonderful hospitality I received at the inn. As... More 

1 Thank Steve S
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Best food i have had in ages great ale the staff are so friendly thank you we will be back i will recommend to my friends

1 Thank Miles B
Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in whilst out walking.. Warm homely feel..Staff very friendly and willing to share knowledge on other pubs, restaurants in the area. Large array of malts at reasonable prices. Menu selection impressive. The kind of place where its easy to pass several hours without having to listen to annoying background TV. Would definately stop again to sample the awesome smelling... More 

1 Thank David S
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were on a coach tour of 16 and we were all fed in 20 mins. The staff were so lovely and nothing was to much trouble. A nice atmosphere and good food. We had greek salad and chips and ploughman's lunch. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine. So excited that we could actually stay there as well. All ages... More 

1 Thank rcameron1969
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were walking the Inn Way and so expected to be eating in pubs at night. The Brook House Inn was the only pub we visited that offered fresh vegetables (for a week we were eating bag salad and coleslaw). The food was excellently cooked, very tasty, well presented and served by hard working and attentive staff.

Thank tpage57
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A little gem in a stunning location, currently family owned and managed visitors are welcomed warmly to this traditional inn with letting rooms. Three rooms to the inn- the bar, snug and restaurant with dogs allowed in the bar only. Traditional ales and lager on tap. separate menu for lunch and evening offering a wide choice. also a daily specials... More 

1 Thank Amanda L
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Much loved by walkers and visitors in general Brook House is unpretentious (while there is a variety of food on the menu, why go any further than their delicious cumberland sausage sandwich) it does boast a vast selection of single malts. It almost makes you hope it will rain.

Thank Mike W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boot, Eskdale, Boot CA19 1TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Boot
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 23288
Our imaginative menu, including vegetarian options and scrumptious puddings, is complemented by blackboard specials and a varied wine list. Delicious home-made food is available all day. Dining in our restaurant, bar or snug is always a pleasure. We serve real ales, treated on their journey from barrel to bar with tender loving care. These include Cumbria Legendary Ales Langdale, Hawkshead and a range of guest beers from Local Brewers such as Yates, Barngates and Ennerdale. We also have beers from many others brewers around the Country.Brook House Inn is one of the 3 hosts of the Boot Beer Festival, Boot Beer Festival is held in June every year and is one of the biggest beer festivals in the Lake District. Don't forget we also have 180 Malt Whiskies to try!

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