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Boot Inn, Rectory Park, Sutton Coldfield

Rectory Road
Sutton Coldfield
B75 7RU
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E TA left this review about Boot Inn

A local pub which feels like a low-budget GK pub only worse. The interior is well described by Soupy, below. There is a reasonably sized car park at the front adjoined by a paved smoking area, a good-sized garden and second smoking area behind and a children’s play area, also at the back. We made the mistake of eating, ordering off the laminated fast-food menu – the meals were luke-warm, swimming in grease and tasteless. The ales on were Wye Valley Butty Bach, Doombar, Abbott and GK IPA. The beer was at least tolerable, and I would happily have had more if time allowed. Unless staying locally, though, I’d kick this one into touch.

On 11th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Soup Dragon left this review about Boot Inn

A c1820s undressed brick Gerogian styled pub/eatery, with modern extensions and a patio area.

The interior is, as Staaly says, an L-shape around the bar. The decor is the modern mix, but in half-walls, of colours, with; green, yellow, red, white and blue. The area to the right on entry leads down, through a table/chair area to a pool, dart and TV area - which had Sky Sports News on. The area in front/to the left is the dining area. The two areas are sort of partitioned by a central brick and tiled hearth feature. There are some old photos on the walls. The service was Ok, the clientele mixed, but it was quiet and the background music general, louder in the dart area than in the dining. The point Staaly makes about the toilets is actually a serious one - the smell was so strong, i felt it was in my eyes!

Beer; tap stuff with a so-so Ansell's MILD, with a poor Ruddles County, Black Sheep Bitter and an untried Abbot on handpull.

I thought this was a basic pub really - the sad thing was the beer wasn't on good form. The place has the pub games required and i would try it again, but it didnt take my breath away, just my vision temporarily!

On 9th August 2010 - no rating submitted
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General Staal left this review about Boot Inn

At its core, the Boot seems to be a Georgian farmhouse. Inside, it is large and open plan and 'L' shaped with a massive 'L' shaped bar.

It has a pool table on the extreme right as you enter the building.

The walls are painted in various subtle colours, coffee, cream etc. It is quite well lit.

The Gents toilets suffered from an overdose of toilet blocks. The sharp lemon smell permeated the bar near to the toilets whenever they were used and when using them myself, the sharp disinfectant smell ripped the back of my throat out.

The clientele were friendly and the service was functional.

There was the usual tap stuff with Black Sheep Bitter, Ruddles and a third ale on tap which I fail to remember. There was also an Ansells Mild on the smooth tap.

Being a lover of Black Sheep Bitter, I had a pint of it. I have never had a bad pint of BSBitter, even when it has been too warm, or slightly flat, I always get the caramel taste. However, in the Boot, the BSBitter tasted of nothing. Soupy tried the Ruddles and left half of his drink. I left half of mine. We then tried the Ansells Mild, which to me tasted of sugared water.

I had been really looking forward to coming to the Boot. However, on my visit, I found it soulless and with very average beer.

I will not be hurrying back.

On 6th August 2010 - rating: 2
[User has posted 142 recommendations about 125 pubs]

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18th Sep 2019, 19:48
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 18 September 2019 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes - Fridays. - last updated 18 September 2019 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Thursday & Saturday - last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mondays. - last updated 18 September 2019 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 17 January 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 July 2019 by E TA
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