It's about 12 months since my wife and I visited. I have to say we have always enjoyed the place, and the food. I think it was a Whitbread Out and Out previously, and the food was exceptional and the service impeccable. The red wine was always served at the right temperature. Since the change I have notice very slight changes. The staff don't seem to be as well trained, but pleasant none the less. The food has been fine too. I am glad they have reinstated being able to book rather than turn up on speck. I can't comment on the beer, I tend to drink wine. I hope that their standards haven't declined.
Returned on 17/7/09 - Hadn't booked, but was able to get a table for four, but only two of us so that was good.
I can't fault the food. I think somethings are a bit pricey. The chicken on skewers (£4.75). They failed with no French mustard, and my wife had stilton with her ploughman's instead of chedder, but she likes stilton.
My mixed grill was just about right for my appetite, but again I think it was a bit pricey.
This is more of you're upmarket eatery with a bar than a traditional pub. It's been refurbished and redorated so looks good both inside and out.
There's a beer garden but for me it's rather close to the road to make it an enjoyable place to sit. For his reason I've only ever been during the colder/ wetter months or days.
Inside it's quite tightly packed so if you have children who need their space, this place isn't for you in my opinion. It's also quite dark and snug, which is another reason I prefer it in the autumn and winter.
The food is good quality and nicely presented. I've always enjoyed what I've eaten here, and the beer's good to. If you have fussy eaters in your party, this place might not be for you either, but it makes for a pleasant way to enjoy a meal nonetheless.
The Boot is a true gastro pub in the good sense of the phrase. Half of this wonderful, character-filled building is a restaurant and the other half, the bar. The building itself is heavily beamed in light oak. The ceiling is vaulted in the restaurant and gives the whole place a cosy yet classy air. The furnishings and lighting are tasteful, modern and traditional all at the same time. The menu is varied and balanced. The food cooked and prepared beautifully. Through at the bar - it's a cosy pub atmosphere that's great in summer or winter. Try it I think you'll love it.
It's how Gastro pubs should be.
The snug of the old world blended with the cool lagers of 2010.
Food is the right side of both "classy" and "pricey" - and the service friendly if not expert.
Worth a visit and a retun visit.
Excellent. Very accomodating. Excellent customer service. A very nice pub to socialise.