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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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  • Excellent50%
  • 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 via mobile

stayed in boot for 4 days between 24th Nov and 28th with friends. Sunday lunch was excellent. lamb was superb. Monday and Tuesday we had dinner here and again the food was excellent all the pies where spot On the fish was fresh. the lamb...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 268shaung
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely pub. Very friendly staff, great choice of food & ales. Also dog friendly. The good is great. I'd recommend the sausage and mash, lovely onion gravy, creamy mash with shredded cabbage on top. Oooohh, and the Belgian Waffle was as tasty as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LeighR946
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Walked from Eskdale across fells with our two dogs to Boot to catch Ravenglass railway back and found Boot in. We were wet and looking for a lite lunch. Warm welcome by landlord, VERY nice beers great menu choice not just your standard fare. Reasonable...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Big log fire, essential after walking and getting wet all day! Great post walk pub, we went in still covered in mud and sludge and got truly looked after 😃

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnderouff
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Decided on this pub for our lunch after doing the railway trip. Were not disappointed as despite several others from the train doing the same, the food was served promptly and tasted good and was value for money. The beer was excellent and pleasant surroundings.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ratherfussy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NoFloods
Reviewed 10 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steve2826
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Coxy1987
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank carronk
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gwendolina10
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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