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The Boot Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$, British,
Eskdale Valley | The Boot Inn, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England
+44 19467 23711
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Eskdale Valley | The Boot Inn, Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for lunch after Harter Fell whilst staying at the nearby Eskdale campsite. Excellent cumberland sausage sanwich and chips with good beer and hot chocolate. Pleasant efficient service

Thank NoFloods
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set back off the road but worth searching for. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and chatty. We had a meal and a couple of beers here on Saturday night. We ended up in a corner, top tip is book for a weekend. The food...More

Thank Steve2826
Reviewed 1 week ago

sStayed locally over the weekend, and used the pub on a couple of occasions. Great food and amazing service. Staff very attentive and friendly! Cant wait to visit the area again

Thank Coxy1987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, nice choices and a great gin selection! I wouldn't rave about anything but we all enjoyed the meal we had

Thank carronk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived here lunchtime just after eating our sandwiches but the menu looked good and meals smelt lovely. Patron has a sense of humour - dogs water supplied from a beer barrel!

Thank Gwen G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the food and service so much we went back 2 nights in a row. Great meal and lovely staff.

Thank Anna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the remoteness of the village of Boot we were stunned to be turned away on a Saturday evening as they were fully booked! Apparantly this is quite normal. The menu looked OK, but didn't excite us enough to encourage us to wait an hour...More

Thank GuinnessandChips
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The pub is in a very quiet location, nice staff, good outside seating area. Good menu, well cooked and presented.

Thank Apsleybabe4
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Had evening meal while camping. Lovely friendly welcoming atmosphere, despite our party of 7 including 3 noisy boys under 8, and fantastic food. Wish we were staying longer would definitely have been back for another visit.

Thank FGVickieR
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We visited here when staying at a local campsite. Great menu and gluten free choices. Staff are knowledgeable about allergies. Very busy and took a while for me to queue up and order our food at the bar, but other than that , it was...More

Thank Chloe M
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liz d
21 July 2018|
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Response from Stuart M | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly!!
Leonie S
12 July 2018|
Response from AlexaGreen16 | Reviewed this property |
I'd ring in advance of your visit and double check that everything is ok. Most places are very accommodating with notice
18 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 23711
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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