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The Boot Inn

Berwick St James Parish The Boot

The Boot - 2022

We will be closed for our annual holiday from 6th - 15th June (inclusive)

Boot Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Friday:

Lunch Service Midday – 3pm, Food 12-2pm

Evening Service 6pm ‘til close. Food 6-8pm

Saturday: Midday ‘til close. Food 12-2pm and 6-8pm

Sunday: Midday – 4pm, Sunday Roast 12-3pm

 

The Boot Opening Times

Day Lunchtime Food Orders Evening Food Orders

Monday

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Tuesday

Midday - 3pm

12 - 2pm

6pm - 11pm

6 - 8.pm

Wednesday

Midday - 3pm

12 - 2pm

6pm - 11pm

6 - 8pm

Thursday

Midday - 3pm

12 - 2pm

6pm - 11pm

6 - 8pm

Friday

Midday - 3pm

12 - 2pm

6pm - 11pm

6 - 8pm

Saturday

Midday - 11pm

12 - 2pm

Midday-11pm

6 - 8pm

Sunday

Midday - 4pm

12 - 3pm

Closed

Closed

Berwick St James Parish The Boot
The Boot Inn of Old The Boot Inn of Old
Berwick St James Parish The Boot
Berwick St James Parish The Boot

A Short History of the Boot Inn

 

The Boot Inn is a Grade II listed building built in the mid 1600’s of flint and limestone bands with a tiled roof which was formerly thatched.

Many inns came into existence after the 1830 Beerhouse act, an act of parliament brought in to help stimulate the economy.

This enabled individuals to sell beer without a formal licence and it would have been under this arrangement the William Kyte, a master shoe maker, opened the Boot.

The first surviving record of the inns name is in the Kelly’s directory for the area in 1848.

On the 24th of August 1897 the inn was granted an alehouse licence which allowed it to sell cider and spirits as well as beer.

At this time it was licensed for six days a week, closing at 9.00pm.

During this period the Boot Inn was part of an estate which comprised of the houses, cottages, principal farms and inns in the parishes of Winterbourne Stoke, Berwick St James, Stapleford and Steeple Langford. The estate changed ownership several times between 1896 and 1920.

In 1921 the estate was offered for sale at auction in various lots and Wadworth brewery bought lot 3, The Boot Inn.

It has remained a Wadworth tenancy from that time and was granted a seven day licence in April 1951.

Previous Licensees:-

1848 – 1869: William Kyte & family                       1961 – 1971: Percy Mc Gill

1869 – 1921: Robert Keel & family                        1971 – 1985: Donald Leslie Rowell           

1921 – 1930: Frank Shergold                                1985 – 1997: Geoffery Neil Blake   

1930 – 1934: Edward Walter Clark                        1997 – 2008: Kathie Duval

1934 – 1957: James Pember & family                   2008 – 2020: Giles & Cathy Dickinson

1957 – 1961: Trevor Chirgwin                               2020 - Present:  Mike Doldon