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The Boot Inn nestles in the tiny hamlet of Boot, deep in the heart of the Eskdale Valley. Within easy walking distance of The English Lake Districts largest and most majestic fells, yet only 7 miles from the sea. We provide first class food, drink and accommodation with nine letting bedrooms, bar, conservatory and snug areas, we also have ample car parking and a large beer garden. The inn itself has been catering for the hungry and thirsty travellers since the 17th century, offering a selection of traditionally kept cask ales, fine wines, sprits, continental beers, soft drinks and excellent food. At the Boot Inn we endeavour to source as many of our ingredients and most of our produce locally
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak ginger pudding sandwiches fish and chips curry cumberland sausage boot inn the pub beer garden evening meal whilst on holiday specials board lovely staff visited twice long walk warm welcome great selection of drinks
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff, nice pub with a real fire, hubby got cumberland sausage & said its the best he's ever had, I had mushroom risotto which was nice. A good menu choice overall but I would have liked to see a few more healthy vegetarian...options (just a suggestion not a criticism). We will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Such a lovely place to stop off after a climb up Scarfell yesterday for a pint then Sunday lunch today was amazing! Gorgeous food fantastic pub. Looking forward to staying there with our dog after lockdown. Thanks for making our climb and stay perfect 🥰

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

We visited twice when staying in Eskdale, once for lunch and another for dinner. Both times the staff were lovely and the food delicious. The sandwiches are huge with loads of filling (egg mayonnaise was yummy) and both our evening meals were fabulous (pork belly...and lamb). Lovely log fire on the go and covid precautions well established. Hope to stay here at some point too.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

We booked a table in advance via phone. We arrived early for a drink, and would have quite happily sat outside, but were able to sit at our table for the evening. We were tucked out of the way at the back which was perfect....We had the pork belly and Brie for starters, which were absolutely delightful. For mains, I had the steak chilli. I can’t remember what the others in the party had but all plates were empty and everyone commented on the high quality of the food. All staff were polite. Special mention to the lady who recommended a walk up to Blea Tarn when we mentioned we were going for a walk the next day. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 8 October 2020

This is the place to come for amazing food, a great selection of drinks and a warm welcome when you have been walking the nearby hills and odd mountain. A menu to cater for all tastes, I had a roast beef dinner with a great...selection of vegetables and wonderful home made gravy. Finished my meal with a helping of the home made double chocolate pudding with fresh cream. Utterly divine and perfect after a long walk! You MUST book in advance to avoid disappointment. Loved it so much, went back a day later and had the Chef's Black Pudding & Haggis Bon Bons with whisky sauce. Wow! Heaven on my lips. The Boot Inn have worked so hard to be Covid-19 compliant. The inn is spotless. I have no hesitation recommending this gem.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

We arrived with our XL dog needing food and drink after a hard day's walking and the Boot Inn did not disappoint. Our roast lamb and smoked Cumberland sausage dishes were excellent, and the service was excellent throughout. These people have tried really hard to...keep their essential atmosphere despite all the covid precautions, and they've cracked it. Truly excellent.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2020

We were staying in the village so it was an obvious place to try particularly with the discount scheme, but it was so good we went back a few days later and paid full price. Great pub menu, everything we had was well presented and...great tasting, all served with a smile from the team. Good selection of drinks too. Social distancing was in force, and seemed to be working reasonably well despite how busy it was when we were there. Beer garden helps spread people out as well.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Second visit in our short trip to the Lakes,as this place is wonderful! Staff are polite, made to feel very welcome even with 3 dogs! And, most importantly, the food is divine!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 8 September 2020

Staying at the Brook House just down the road (highly recommended) and popped in for a couple of drinks. Social distancing is well organised but the pub was full. We sat outside on lovely tables with a big table umbrella and a patio heater. Food...looked very nice but we didn't eat there as we were outside (a bit cool and rainy despite the heater and the big umbrella!)More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

Seriously delicious home cooked food. Great location, top service, great selection of beers. This place is a must visit if you are in the area. So good we ate here both nights. Just wish I had a bigger stomach so I could eat more.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Yes we are dog friendly!!
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I'd ring in advance of your visit and double check that everything is ok. Most places are very accommodating with notice
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