Chester & South Clwyd

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Boot Inn

9 Eastgate Row, Eastgate Street
Telephone(01244) 314540
Real AleGardenSeparate Bar
Opening times: 11-11; 12-10.30 Sun
Regular beers: Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

City centre pub dating from 1643. The facade was restored in the 19th century but it has been known as the Boot Inn since 1750. Original beams, fireplace and wooden furniture are complemented by a display of the ‘wattle & daub' construction. More of that, along with a tapestry and iron chandelier in the stairwell to the upstairs toilets. Also look at the splendid rear parlour with cooking range and screened settle seating. Just a shame the mullion windowed Eastgate Room is no longer open to the public. As with the Falcon (also in Chester), Sam Smith's understate the pub's assets and attractions. They are a rum bunch.