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The Boot Inn

££ - £££, British,
Houghton, Stockbridge, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LH, England
+44 1794 388310
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Houghton, Stockbridge, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’d planned to visit Stockbridge for lunch after visiting Danebury Iron Age Hillfort for a family walk. Parking in Stockbridge was a nightmare but we’d already earmarked The Boot in the event that this was the case. We weren’t disappointed by doing the few extra...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank aweston77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok so it was Boxing Day and we probably should have known better. Summer 2017, we had the most glorious lunch at this pub. We had to make a visit to Stockbridge on the 26/12 so thought we would book here for lunch. Expecting the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank codswallopcat
John H, Owner at The Boot Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry you were "crushingly disappointed" with your Boxing Day visit to The Boot. I must however correct a few of the misleading statements contained within your comments. Firstly, our restaurant was not open Christmas Eve, or at all on Christmas Day. Your Parmentier...More

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Booking for Sunday lunch is essential because when we arrived both the restaurant and the bar were very busy which is always a good sign! Pleasantly greeted and quickly seated at the last remaining table, we were offered drinks and given the menu. We were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gasimen
Reviewed 19 November 2018

We selected this restaurant because it was equi distance from our friends (45miles each)which we do intermittently and this was one of the best we have met at.Warm welcome and we enjoyed drinks in the bar before being shown to our table in the restaurant.Great...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Gordon1946
Reviewed 18 November 2018

We met up with some friends here having read some of the reviews and we weren't disappointed. A very nice pub, light and airy, a fire in the public bar and spotless loos. Very pleasant staff and a nice atmosphere. We had calves liver and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

We have eaten there three times recently. Good menu, superb food and service. I recommend a visit. We will be back very soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank iancamero
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My wife and I dined here on 12 June 2018 while staying two nights at an area B & B during our three week tour of Scotland, England and rose gardens. After a disappointing first night dinner in Stockbridge we asked our B & B...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank James S
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Went here with friends and dogs for an evening meal. Lovely choice on the menu, and I liked the fact that you could have a larger portion of the starter as a main course. Great food, loved the fact that the dogs were welcome too....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in a small village on the River Test to the west of Winchester. Friendly reception, good food and ale, and the garden is really something very special.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NMGlan
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We stopped in Houghton overnight whilst walking the Clarendon walk and the B&B owner recommended The Boot and booked a table for us. Despite turning up in walking boots for the evening meal we were made to feel very welcome by very attentive and professional...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davehH2284FX
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Joan W
22 February 2018|
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
If you go to their website the menus are online
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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, Houghton, Stockbridge SO20 6LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Stockbridge  >  Houghton
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 388310
  • E-mail
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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