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The Boot Inn, Chester - pub details

Boot Inn
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Address: 9 Eastgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1LG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4290) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chester (0.6 miles), Bache (1.4 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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Very old pub in Chester's main historic street. The place is easy to miss and can be only got at from the first floor row.

I was in on an early evening on a Thursday in June. Pub very quiet with a few blokes spread out one on each table around the place and I think a couple at one table. No one behind the bar. An off duty barman told me that someone would be there soon as the barman had nipped off to the gents. After a while, the off duty chap served me. A bit later the barman arrived explaining to his mate that he'd been on the phone about doing some work somewhere else.

Atmosphere was very odd with the old blokes shouting at each other comparing their memories of very early Dr Who villains and who was who in Captain Scarlet!! I suspect the effect of cheap beer and lonely old chaps.

Its another Sam's pub with all the 'don't do this signs'.

I had a cider - had about a third of it and quietly left. This could be a great place but certainly wasn't on my visit.

I'm sure there are some good pubs in Chester City centre but the two I went in definitely weren't good!
on_the_brightside - 31 Oct 2019 13:12
Historic pub literally in the heart of the Rows. Only accessible from the Rows themselves – though there is a small sign on the main street if you know where to look. Anyway, entering this here you are instantly sucked into a timewarp. I don’t mean into the 16th century, due yo all the low wooden beams, and extremeky dim lighting (no windows !). I am referring to all the Sam Smiths keg fonts behind the bar ! Relics of the 1970s, that you just don’t see elsewhere these days. About the only concession to the 21st century is the CCTV behinf the bar – and it was this which alerted me to the fact there is actually another room further on. The main room is long and thin, back bar is squarer and has an ancient tiled floor.

Beer (as said above) is Sam Smiths. Last time I tried the Extra Stout which was entirely reasonable.

Martinsh - 29 Sep 2016 23:40
This cracking Samuel Smiths pub on the high walk above Foregate Street was the last pub we visited in Chester at 10pm on a Sunday night.

Having discovered it by accident while walking back to the hotel I was surprised to find it busy inside with students but there again being a little out of the way and cheap drinks I’m not that surprised.

The bar is at the far end as you enter this quaint low beamed bar with seating either side as you walk through. The full range of Sam Smith’s ales on the pumps with the Sovereign bitter in cracking form, good beer always tastes better wh3en it’s under £2.00 a pint!

Unfortunately we only had time for 1 drink here as being a Sunday the pub stopped serving before 10.30pm.

I do like a Samuel Smiths pub and the Boot Inn is a cracking example.
lezford - 28 Oct 2015 11:52
visited on a Thursday night with 2 mates in April. Decent pub with a decent pint of OBB. 2 mates had lager with no complaints. fairly busy compared with some of the places we visited
soco1982 - 6 Aug 2014 13:50
Wife and I visited a couple of times on the weekend on 31/1/14 and were greeted by welcoming staff. Old Brewery bitter was good and my wife enjoyed the house cider. Add 2 bags of Samuel Smiths crisps and got plenty change out of a fiver. I've been here a few times before on visits to Chester and love the authentic Olde Worldly atmosphere. Will always pay this great pub a call on future visits.
Sploosh - 2 Feb 2014 23:58

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