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The Boot Inn

Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG England
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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 including the almost legendary cumberland sausages. Everybody is welcome included our four legged friends. With real log fires for those chilly autumn, winter or even summer days, a warm welcome is always guaranteed. The valley provides a wealth of opportunity for outdoor activity with Scafell, Great Gable, Harter Fell, Bowfelll, Crinkle Crags and many others all within walking distance without having to cross a single road! Cyclists can pitt themselves against the Hardknott and Wrynose passes, the steepest section of road in England leading to the Duddon Valley and Langdale. For those of a more spiritual and historical interest there is to be found the remains of a Roman Fort in the upper reaches of the valley and the beautiful 14th century church of St Catherines only a short stroll away. Slightly further afield attractions such as Muncaster Castle and Eskdale Golf Course are close by.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
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Karen S wrote a review 8 Feb
High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom9 contributions
Three of us stayed at The Boot Inn as we had meetings in the local area. We were made to feel so welcome. Our rooms were really comfortable, dinner by the open fire was great and breakfast looking out over the landscape was a lovely way to start the day. Highly recommend a visit to this place.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Shenko wrote a review Jan 2024
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We visited The Boot Inn with friends for our 2023 New Year’s Eve meal and drinks and honestly I cannot say enough good things about it! The places itself is so warm and welcoming from the minute you walk in and the staff were very attentive - we didn’t want for anything during our meal and throughout. I’m vegan so it can be a struggle to find good, quality, interesting meal options when visiting places, but I was absolutely blown away with the menu on offer for the evening and outside of this. All super fresh ingredients, made by hand and you can absolutely tell!! We didn’t stay but our friends said the rooms were really lovely also, so we’ll definitely be booking to stay next time we come. Would highly recommend for anyone visiting the area, you will not be disappointed! 😊
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robin W wrote a review Dec 2023
Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just left the Boot Inn after eating a wonderful Christmas dinner. The welcoming atmosphere and excellent service added to the pleasure of eating a perfect traditional seasonal meal. All the staff work so hard and are so committed to providing a great experience for guests. It's the best Inn in the Lakes - and beyond.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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richardwor wrote a review Dec 2023
18 contributions9 helpful votes
Stopping locally in the village and popped in for evening meal. Really friendly staff and locals with the pub dog. Proper local country pub feel to it. Really nice freshly made food and good prices. Will definitely eat there again when next visiting the valley.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Simon W wrote a review Dec 2023
Dudley, United Kingdom38 contributions14 helpful votes
Had a delicious Sunday dinner after climbing great gable on Remembrance Sunday with friends. Great beer and friendly staff too. The meat and vegetables were all cooked to perfection, topped off with a home made Yorkshire pudding. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gill wrote a review Nov 2023
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Beautiful location, wonderful food with great vegetarian/vegan menu. Dogs are made very welcome, rooms lovely. Staff are amazing. Can't wait to return to the Inn and beautiful area . I can't fault anything.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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MrsBee6 wrote a review Oct 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom1 contribution
A great place to stay if you want a warm welcome in a great location for exploring the Western Fells. Fantastic food, great specials in addition to the standard menu. Very dog friendly too! All the staff made a big fuss of our dogs and the sausages at breakfast were a big hit!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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djwwild wrote a review Aug 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom85 contributions55 helpful votes
Nice size room, clean and tidy. 30 minute drive to Scarfell pike for hiking. No TV in the room but there is a TV room where you can go. Internet a-bit hit and miss. Shower is in the bath not much room to get in and out but managed it, if you are unsteady on your feet would not be ideal. Very basic double bed not very comfortable. Staff very nice, overall enjoyed the weekend. Breakfast was very good food was the best.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not much parking due to a lot of people going in for food .
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Zaphod B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Went spontaneously after a tiring day of driving. Arrived before kitchen opened, but staff were very friendly. Food was served quickly and was absolutely excellent. Great cider selection. Will definitely remember for the future!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Juliet M wrote a review Aug 2023
Mullion, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
After a wonderful walk through the fells and a swim in Burnmoor Tarn, we had a very welcome drink in the beer garden. Staff were warm and welcoming and the bar had a lovely atmosphere. We'd booked elsewhere for dinner but the menu looked very varied and delicious.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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PRICE RANGE
£119 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the boot hotel boot
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
the Burnmoor Inn
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCumbriaLake DistrictEskdaleBoot
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boot Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Boot Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wast Water (3.0 miles), Scafell Pike Mountain (4.5 miles), and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (0.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boot Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Boot Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boot Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boot Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea Room, The Boot Inn at Eskdale, and Brook House Inn and Restaurant.
Is The Boot Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.09 miles away from the centre of Boot.
Are pets allowed at The Boot Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boot Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Eskdale Mill (0.06 miles) and Church of St Olaf (4.8 miles).
Does The Boot Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.