We stayed 2 nights and would definitely return here! The room was clean and the bed was extremely comfy. We stayed with our dog and had our own door exit to take her to the loo. No mobile or TV reception here but that just adds to the remote get-away atmosphere. The views from the Inn are lovely and the staff so welcoming, especially to the dog. There are several very well kept real ales and it's a hit with the locals. We ate here both nights and the food was fantastic - I recommend the steak & ale pie! It's ideally placed for short car trips to some of the more well-known Lake District places but there are some great walks just 2 minutes out of Boot itself. If you're looking for a secluded, friendly, picturesque break, this is the place for you.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Boot Hotel Boot
- The Boot Inn Lake District