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Brook House Inn and Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Boot
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Our imaginative menu, including vegetarian options and scrumptious puddings, is complemented by blackboard specials and a varied wine list. Delicious home-made food is available all day. Dining in our restaurant, bar or snug is always a pleasure. We serve real ales, treated on their journey from barrel to bar with tender loving care. These include Cumbria Legendary Ales Langdale, Hawkshead and a range of guest beers from Local Brewers such as Yates, Barngates and Ennerdale. We also have beers from many others brewers around the Country.Brook House Inn is one of the 3 hosts of the Boot Beer Festival, Boot Beer Festival is held in June every year and is one of the biggest beer festivals in the Lake District. Don't forget we also have 180 Malt Whiskies to try!
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Lovely lunch here on a gorgeous day. A couple of minutes' walk from the Dalegarth terminus of the Ravenglass & Eskdale railway. Outside seating in the sun, with wonderful views of Eskdale. Fabulous game pie, lovely scallops. Yum!

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Thank Jean R
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We rode up on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Rwy in the morning, walked for two hours, then had a very welcome lunch here. They have not only a good real ale selection, but also a range of Islay single malt Scotch. They claim to have the largest selection in Cumbria and I don' t doug it.The menu is astounding - items like poached pear, stilton and pecan nut salad, Fennel and asparagus gratin topped with brie, a ham ploughman's, grilled sea bass with chill jam and sauté potatoes, pigeon and bacon salad - and fruit scones with jam and clotted cream. I had an 18-year old Lagavulin with the ploughman's, and my wife a great dark real ale with a sausage sandwich that she proclaimed was her best sandwich in a long time. I haven't stayed here, but looking forward to it.

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Thank Claude041
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Great friendly staff how care. Food was good and fresh, with an ever changing special board. Drink if you like Whiskeys over 175 to choose from.

Thank Maria B
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Visited here late August as a family. Given all of the reviews was looking forward to a lovely meal.
I had the goats cheese rarebit for starters..... the bread was limp... on turning it....it hadn't been toasted. My husband had the scallops... they were overcooked served in clam shells and swimming in butter. My husband asked what was in the main course of seafood medley only to be told...whatever the chef has got. My main of braised beef in red wine jus and chive mash was tasteless and the seasonal veg consisted of frozen cauli frozen peas and mange tout. The other meal was just swimming in fat
Not one of us finished our meal mine went back after three tastes. I was not offered an alternative and expected to pay full price. The waitress did however say the usual chef was off that week. The hotel is a dog friendly place however I was not expecting to be sat in the middle of three separate tables of dogs growling, barking and generally running riot round the tables.
On paying the bill and expressing our disappointment we were met with a very rude response.... we will not be rushing back

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Thank MisterdCarlisle
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you are a real ale drinker, then the Brook House is the place to be in Boot. A selection of at least seven real ales to choose from, every one of them excellent. They also stock a huge selection of whisky. The Brook has a very warm, friendly, busy atmosphere frequented by locals and tourists alike. We have sampled their excellent food in the past, but not on our most recent visit. Lovely place to sit and chill after a hard day walking the fells.

Thank Jinty059
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