This could be the Village Inn that everyone wishes was there local!
A group of 10 family and close friends stayed in Greystoke for a week over New Year. From our first visit on the Friday afternoon we were all made to feel extremely welcome in this cosy village Inn. The owners, Jan and Ben, and all their staff were genuinely interested in providing great service with a smile and a laugh to 'Boot' so to speak.
Our group dined in the evenings a few times and all our meals were delicious, hot and served in good time. On one occasion three steaks were required as rare, medium/rare and medium. I would have to say all were done to perfection. I would say it is advisable to book a table if there is a group of you as this is a very popular Inn, and deservedly so.
We called in each day of our weeks stay in Greystoke (sometimes more than once!) and the service was excellent no matter what time of day or evening it was.
The Inn generally has a couple of live bands on during the week (Thursday and Sunday). Each band we saw was excellent and provided a great atmosphere in the Boot and Shoe with visitors and locals all joining in.
Thursday night was quiz night, which appears to be a regular and very well attended evening. We will be back for that one again, but sadly not to defend any crown!
Whilst we didn't stay in the en-suite bedrooms, we did talk to other guests who confirmed they were extremely happy with their accommodation and service.
Overall, a must visit!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Greystoke is the orginal birth place of Trazan Lord of the Apes. The Boot and Shoe Inn, Greystoke acquired its name because of the strange sartorial habit of a former Duke of Norfolk wearing a shoe on one foot and a boot on the other to ease the pain of goutOpen all day Free Wi-Fi Warm and friendly come and say hello to Jan and BenDelicious home cooked food using locally sourced ingredientsGreat selection of cask ales and fine winesLog fires and friendly locals...The Boot and Shoe is at the heart of Greystoke Village which is centrally situated between Keswick-Lake Ullswater-Carlisle-(Scottish Borders) and Penrith, 5 miles from M6 motorway and 6 miles from Lake Ullswater. Greystoke is a quiet, historic village but still has may amenities.On the Coast to Coast Cycle routeGreystoke Castle ancestral home of 'Trazan'Large medieval village church.Racing stablesHeated outdoor swimming poolWell stocked village shopChildrens play area ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Boot & Shoe Greystoke, Cumbria