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The Boot Inn

Boot, Eskdale CA19 1TG England
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Boot
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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.
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mdc214 wrote a review Nov 2021
Colwall, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
A great little pub.We were staying at the NT cottage on the campsite and popped in here every night for a beer.Very friendly and a great open fire.Good beer and the lamb bhuna was very good.It’s probably best to book at weekends but was generally quiet when we went.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
24francis wrote a review Nov 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom60 contributions45 helpful votes
We arrived mid afternoon after a long walk and they were brilliant. Welcoming staff and spotlessly clean inn with a great food offering for hungry walkers. Worth heading up the lane as this pub sits about 150 metres off the main road. Despite our lateness there was no problem to get cooked food and they were so flexible as we wanted to share. Extra plates and cutlery were immediately offered and the toasted ciabatta with salad we had was generous and tasty. The loos were exceptionally clean which isn’t always the case in establishments that we’ve come across when out in the countryside (or even in more populated areas for that matter). Good choice of beers and friendly service make this a real find. Thoroughly recommend it.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
IlkleyAve wrote a review Oct 2021
Addingham, United Kingdom9 contributions15 helpful votes
We’ve just come back after 3 nights at The Boot Inn, which is in the gorgeous Eskdale in the Lake District. The accommodation was lovely, with thoughtful touches like a mat in the room for muddy boots. The food was excellent, obviously made from scratch, including a vegan menu which made our vegan friend very happy. All the staff were friendly and attentive. I’d definitely recommend The Boot for a walking holiday in the Lakes.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go via thé A595 to avoid the Hardknott Pass, especially if it’s wet, icy or you’ll be driving at...
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Jonathan L wrote a review Oct 2021
Hertford, United Kingdom15 contributions19 helpful votes
What a pleasant welcome we received at the Boot after a long wet October walk. We were recommended this pub by the local campsite- they booked us in at short notice. On arrival we had been reserved a special corner (toddler and dog in tow), with the music thoughtfully turned down a little, high chair ready etc. The fire got us toasty. Delicious good beer selection. Fantastic food including kids menu. Out of Lamb Henry, but was recommended the home made corned beef suet pie- superb. Tried to return the following evening, but our awning blew away in the wind, so we left the area. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sarah R wrote a review Sep 2021
Burnley, United Kingdom112 contributions96 helpful votes
Brilliant welcoming pub . Spotless inside and out . The food looked great. My hubby loved the dark real ale , my wine was also really good . The staff were lovely, really chatty and friendly. We will be going back and are going to stay overnight as it’s so beautiful where it’s located and dog friendly too . Can’t wait to go back .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You can get the mini steam railway to Dalesgarth from Ravenglass and it’s a short walk to Boot.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boot Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Boot Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wast Water (4.9 km), Scafell Pike Mountain (7.2 km), and Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boot Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Boot Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boot Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boot Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Woodland's Licensed Bistro & Tea Room, The Boot Inn Restaurant, and Brook House Inn and Restaurant.
Is The Boot Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Boot.
Are pets allowed at The Boot Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Boot Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Church of St Olaf (7.7 km) and Eskdale Mill (0.1 km).
Does The Boot Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.