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The Boot Inn Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Eskdale Valley | The Boot Inn, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
“lamb henry” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Eskdale Valley | The Boot Inn, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We visited initially for coffee and cake which was so good we decided to go back in the evening (twice). Service was responsive and the food and drink excellent. We tried the steak and ale pie, roast dinner, mince suet pudding and the tikka masala...More

Thank Amanda1505
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We only popped in for a snack and a pint, the pub is immaculate and the menu and number of diners suggests the food's good and the beer was pretty good too!

Thank peter j
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A warm and friendly atmosphere with excellent pub grub, an ideal place to eat out with friends after a day in the hills.

Thank macphersondave
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited this pub 3 years to shelter during a midday downpour so decided to come back on a decent day. The staff were as friendly as we remembered and as it was a decent day we sat outside. Very comfortable and pleasant should the...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Food was great, wine was great, ale was great, staff was great. We will be back wearing load shirts. Stuart makes Bhuna and is a nice chap. Ignore the bad reviews!!

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Been plenty of times- as always great food, great ale. Very dog and walker friendly environment. Cosy Pub. Always a great selections of specials.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Stopped here for a spot of lunch. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and the pub has a very pleasant atmosphere. Great selection of food and some lovely local real ales. Our food arrived real quickly. Really nice little pub, well worth a visit.

Thank 20_davids_15
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited a few times for lunch after walks down from Devoke Water. Love this pub. Always a warm welcome, food is really good and background music choices great :) Would love to stay next time we're in the area. Kids were well catered...More

Thank Cat770
Reviewed 23 August 2017

A good selection of food, big portions ...we had a great time playing games while we waited for our food, lovely glass of wine too!

Thank Esther M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stopped here for a drink whilst visiting the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway, and despite being very busy the staff coped well with serving. Beer was excellent , and although we didn't order food we did see others eating and it looked lovely. If we return...More

Thank jim481955
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eskdale Valley | The Boot Inn, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Eskdale  >  Boot
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 including 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, Bowfell, 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.Plus we are directly on the coast to coast mountain bike route and have secure bike storage available. 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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