Review on The Boot

The Boot is set in the heart of the South Derbyshire village of Repton, the former capital of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Mercia. Just five miles from Burton on Trent and eight from Derby, the former coaching inn can trace its history back to the 17th century when it's first occupant was a cobbler. At a cost of £250,000 it has been beautifully restored and is now in the business of providing genuine hospitality, welcoming guests with a rustic restaurant of exposed brickwork and ceiling beams, a genteel watering hole and nine luxuriously appointed bedrooms.

The kitchen has already established itself as a must visit venue and has received glowing reviews for its carefully crafted food and was awarded the AA Pub of the Year for 2016. For openers there's torched Cornish mackerel rock oyster mayo, wasabi peas and pickled cucumber before moving on to a main course of Spring lamb, broccoli stalks, wild garlic and anchovy dressing. Desserts are equally inviting ideas witness Noche chocolate peanut tranche mascarpone ice cream, chocolate soil, white chocolate gel and peanut brittle or coconut panna cotta, pineapple sorbet, mint marshmallow and pina colada foam.

There's a thoughtfully curated wine list to accompany the food and the Boot Inn also has a fantastic selection of Boot Beer brewed in their own microbrewery, located in what was originally the old stable.

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Gastro pub


Rob Taylor

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00 - 11.00am (8.00 - 10.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Thu (12.00 - 3.00pm Fri & Sat) (12.00 - 7.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Boot

  • Childrens menu
  • Alfresco dining
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (9 rooms)


The Boot
12 Boot Hill
DE65 6FT

Nearest tube station: Liverpool Street

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