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The Boot Inn

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Houghton, Stockbridge | Hampshire, United Kingdom, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LH, England
+44 1794 388310
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a family of 14 celebrating a wedding anniversary. To start we had messed up and booked for 12 ,not 14!but the mistake was quickly sorted by the staff(apologies!) Service, food and drinks were all excellent. Will definitely be returning .

Thank Susan B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good gastropub. Went there for lunch and the fish cakes as a starter were very highly recommended. Partridge and the faggots went down well. Not cheap but no weaknesses at all..

Thank jerryhardy
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a pub recce for a meet up with old friends! Having visited the Greyhound in Stockbridge which looked to be not our type of pub, we happily chose The Boot inn for our lunch. It was nice and busy with a mix of locals and people like us meeting up after many years. A friendly welcoming... More 

Thank kirbykx
Stockbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff severely overworked not smiley at all and did not come to our table when we caught their eye. Wet napkins wrapped around cutlery twice. Duck was pale, anaemic looking and tasteless and lamb was tasty but served unattractively with lumpy looking vegetables. After failing to attract attention we gave up ordering pudding and left. Outside we met a couple... More 

Thank walters6872017
John H, Owner at The Boot Inn, responded to this review

I am really sorry you had a bad experience last Sunday at The Boot. I have discussed the matter in full with the member of staff who looked after you; Kerry is one of our most experienced and conscientious employees and she felt that your requirements were at all times attended to. She recalls you catching her eye at a... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here are so friendly and the food absolutely top notch. My friend and I both had the asparagus stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon, accompanied by all the trimmings. Something a little out of the ordinary for a Sunday lunch! Quite reasonably priced though and beautifully presented. Fantastic garden leading down to the river. PERFECT country pub!

Thank Jo M
Bordon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been to this really nice pub with friends for lunch on several occasions. We return there because the standard of food and service is excellent. Its strength is its delicious variety of fish dishes, which are extremely good value for money. We could not recommend it more highly.

Thank Lancer17
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Took some old university friends to this beautiful pub with all the children in tow and the place was wonderful and the lady behind the bar was a real treat - thoroughly recommend this place!!

Thank Davedrys
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I have been taking guests here for 15 years. It is a proper country pub. Lively, friendly and always a pleasure to visit.

Thank Jf P
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went here on a Friday afternoon for lunch, we booked a table there wasn't any need to on this occasion as we were the only ones in the restaurant. We were seated quickly and drinks arrived the waitress left us for a while whilst we decided. The food was lovely a huge amount of it to much for us... More 

Thank JackieNairobi
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped for a light lunch and despite being very busy - all the staff were excellent. Cheerful, attentive and efficient. A rare quality these days. Well done!

Thank Misheck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Houghton, Stockbridge | Hampshire, United Kingdom, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Stockbridge  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 388310
The Boot Inn is situated in the heart of the idyllic Test Valley village of Houghton in Hampshire. Warm atmosphere, supplemented by active wood-burners, exists in both the Restaurant and Bar. The property has recently benefited from a massive refurbishment and the garden, which fronts the River Test (England's most famous chalk stream), has been enhanced further by the addition of it's own kitchen and bar servery. The latter is open most afternoons and evenings, weather permitting.

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