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“Wonderful!”
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The Boot Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Boot B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Tadcaster, England
1 review
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed for two nights dinner, bed and breakfast as a surprise for my Husbands 40th. We stayed in the room above the bar with our two dogs. It was clean, spacious,had an on suite bathroom and fabulous views. Evening meal was very good both night's and breakfast was perfect for a days walking. The dogs were made
very welcome as were we. We have recommended it to a lot of our friends & hope to go back for my 40th :D

  • Stayed March 2014
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Morecambe, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Very enjoyable weekend at the Boot Inn. If you're looking for fancy you're in the wrong place, but we wanted somewhere that didn't worry about our dirty boots. Food was substantial to massive and very well cooked. Showers were hot with plenty of water, and warm comfortable bed just what was needed after walks on those wonderful fells.
Very good value for money at the reduced Winter rates. We would be happy to come again, and recommend.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

After a poor start to our trip we found the Boot Inn an excellent place to stay. We arrived mid afternoon and found the place deserted. Although it was open, nobody was around so we went for a drink at the pub just down the road. When we came back we managed to find a member of staff (the chef) who had been busy in the kitchen. A number of people had tried to call in for a drink but also went elsewhere. It's not clear if the bar is open during the day... Anyway, the room was basic but clean. Good shower and even a bath. Our deal (which was excellent value) included dinner and we found the food to be very good in terms of choice, portion size and quality. The bar area was warm, cosy and modern despite having a rustic feel. The drinks were reasonably priced and there was a good choice of beer and wine. The majority of staff were quite friendly although the lady who served breakfast was a bit miserable. There isn't much in the area but we found it an ideal base from which to travel to our starting point for our accent up Scafell Pike (around 25mins away). We would definitely stay here again but make sure staff
know exactly wheb we would be arriving (there didn't seem to be much communication between staff). There is also no mobile phone signal in the area and wifi works on and off. The local shop only opens once a week on a Thursday so take supplies with you. I would also be prepared for tricky driving if approaching Boot via Hard Knott Pass. We went home a different way!

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room although I am not sure if this was needed as Boot is a quiet Hamlet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

So much for the change of ownership. Only serves coffee by the cup, and no cakes, scones or biscuits to go with it. "No we don't do cafetieres and we only do puddings'. Well stuff you then I'll go to the Brook House where they DO cafetieres and cakes. And their staff are nicer. There are lots of people who simply want a big fat coffee and a hearty scone with jam and cream after a day on the fells and you're simply not catering for them - or me. Until you start doing that again, I'll take my custom somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

A real country pub - good beers on tap, fantastic food, open fire, great views - what more could you want? A few yards from the narrow gauge railway and an excellent stop after a hard walk across the hills!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Workington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stopped off here after a trip on the steam railway. We had an excellent bowl of soup accompanied by some warm, homemade olive bread. The staff were friendly and we plan to go there again later in the year for an evening meal.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

A good example of how to have modern comforts in an old building. Great furnishings, fabrics and cleanliness and a roaring fire make this a welcoming and warm pub. Staff were really friendly and welcoming but the food was I'm afraid just average and a little pricey for being so. We are tempted to stay over sometime if the rooms are as nicely furnished as the bar but I'd wonder about eating there two nights in a row. Menu lacking in fresh veg or salad offerings and all a bit too carb overloaded. Pubs shouldn't feel the need to offer the obligatory burger or fish n chips so why not be different and offer lovely big salads, or half roast chicken or a good pasta dish? Not everyone wants something that comes with chips, or bread, or both.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Boot Inn

Property: The Boot Inn
Address: Eskdale Valley, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England (Formerly the Burnmoor Inn)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Eskdale > Boot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Boot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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