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Boot Inn, Solihull

Old Warwick Road
Lapworth
Postal town: Solihull
B94 6JU
Phone: 01564782464

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Nick Davies left this review about Boot Inn

We in a fabulously wealthy area with all the sanitised fakery that anyone who's lived in Surrey will find depressingly familiar. A red Michelin sign on the door rubs your nose in it: a fearsome gastro affair with prices to match. It is usable as a pub, outside of mealtimes, though I almost turned tail when greeted with "how are we today" by some random uniformed halfwit as we entered.

It is split up into a couple of smallish rooms with all the beams and stuff, and a fire too, and would be reasonably atmospheric if there were any genuine people around. The saving grace is a nice garden.

Tired Purity Bunny Hop which might have been a bit better if the person serving it knew what they were doing. Walk on by, there are better choices around.

On 5th November 2019 - rating: 4
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Thuck Phat left this review about Boot Inn

Little change from my last visit here some seven years ago and The Boot remains an overly refurbished gastro pub.
The refurb is solidly rustic which doesn't really match the red brick exterior but the clever divisions do well to disguise how small the pub is.
The focus is firmly on food with many tables laid and a car park full of high end German motors indicating the target market.
Clientele appeared to be mainly older and there was none of the lively banter which can be found in the nearby Navigation.
Our encounter with the staff didn't find the level rise above surly and they appear to be pre-programmed to sit you down and foist menus upon you.
Beers were Doom Bar, Purity UBU and Wye Valley Butty Bach. A cut above the Old Speckled Hen from the previous visit but not enough to tempt us into a session.
Not a destination pub for me.

On 17th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Boot Inn

Quite a small building which is mainly a restaurant with table service.You enter into the nominal drinking area with a bar split in two by a central pillar,with a total of three handpumps dispensing a mediocre line up of Purity UBU,Doom Bar and Wye Valley Butty Bach which didn't set the pulse racing.There are a few rustic tables and chairs,a fireplace ,exposed timbers and a low ceiling but the barman was lacking in customer friendly skills when I enquired about food service times in the restaurant which occupies the remainder of the modest interior.
With no seats available in the tap room,and nothing too exciting on the real ale front this was a short visit,so no comment about food quality.Although it's close to the Stratford on Avon Canal there are no waterside views.There are a couple of benches at the front of the building and a beer garden to the side,but I much prefer the sister pub ,The Crabmill in Preston Bagot for ambiance .

On 12th June 2015 - rating: 6
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