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The Boot Inn, Salisbury

High Street
Tisbury
Postal town: Salisbury
SP3 6PS
Phone: 01747870363
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Boot Inn

This is a rather rustic, rural pub with a two bar set-up on the main road through Tisbury. The two rooms have been opened out quite a bit, into what might just as easily be viewed as a wide single room with the servery along the rear wall, although the division is still fairly apparent. The bar has a dark wood tongue and groove panelled counter with a stone and plaster bar back which has the cask ales on stillage in front of it. The room opens out a little to the left where a couple of tables and chairs can be found, with more such seating also available under the front window. Passing through a doorway, you enter the right-hand side of the bar which has some nice herringbone wood flooring, a grand inglenook fireplace on the right-hand wall, a small alcove housing a dartboard, an upright piano and about four or five more small tables with plenty of chairs. Dark wood beams cross the ceiling and the joists have been decorated with plenty of green foliage, which added a nice dash of colour. The front right is screened behind a curtain, initially looking like it leads nowhere but when pulled back, reveals a small dining room with a few more tables and chairs in a fairly plain and unremarkable space that is seemingly left empty unless overspill space is required. Walls throughout the pub have been decorated with photos of race horses and newspaper clippings relating to the racehorse, Sworn In, that was bought for £5,000 by the pub’s owners and won its first race at odds of 100-1, garnering national media interest in the process. To the rear right, the walls have been decorated with a collection of old black and white photos and from here you can head out to a rear garden with a gazebo shelter, which looked pretty scruffy on our mid-Winter visit but I’m sure it scrubs up okay for the summer months.
Two beers were racked up on the stillage – Andwell Resolute and Sixpenny Best – with the Resolute clocking in at £3.80 a pint for a well-kept, sessionable bitter. Two further casks could be seen behind the bar, but these were evidently still conditioning and not yet ready to be poured. The pub has a good food menu and judging by the look of some of the dishes coming past, the quality is very high.
We had a quick stop-off here when passing through the area and found this to be a very welcoming rural pub with friendly service, some decent beer and a simple but effective set-up. Not perhaps a destination pub but well worth a look if you’re heading through Tisbury.

On 15th April 2020 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Boot Inn

A lovely old building, with a small front cobbled courtyard and old-fashioned opening hours. Down some steps to enter the sunken bar and adjoining knocked-through rooms; though a bit of character is retained (even if the red paint is perhaps a bit much) with large fireplace, black and white pictures of old Tisbury and black roof beams which looked original. The dart board, despite having its own recessed berth, looked very shabby. Four ales (Bath Gem, Bath SPA, Wadworth Farmers Glory and Otter Bitter, around £3.20pp) on stillage which does often ring alarm bells with me; and so it turned out as the quality of the three I tried varied from decent-but-warm (Farmers) to downright awful (SPA). Pub grub is offered (labelled on a greasy laminated table menu). I took refuge in the rear grassed garden with a couple of trees and aged dog who took a sniff of my shoes and then promptly sauntered over to his blanket and nodded off. A quick trip to relieve myself found both the urinals blocked and backing up, with the toilet clogged too. I thought this place was pretty poor all-round. I either hit it on its worst day in 5 years (given the glowing reviews below) or the local CAMRA branch (for this is GBG-listed) don’t get out much. What a let-down.

NB – I did overhear (at distance) a local saying something about ‘the old man not being there’ and the staff ‘not knowing how to do things’. If this is true, the Old Man needs to start handing out P45’s ASAP on his return.

On 15th September 2013 - rating: 5
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I L left this review about The Boot Inn

This is a lovely old stone pub a short walk up the hill from the station and main part of the village. Great to see three well kept ales served straight from the barrel. We had the wonderful home made pizza. Great to see this pub as good as ever since our first visit over ten years previous.

On 16th August 2010 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Tisbury, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Gillingham (Dorset), 10.41 miles, 3 hr 21 min walk (show)
Warminster, 12.46 miles, 4 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Boot Inn, Tisbury
15th Apr 2020, 17:12
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
3rd Jan 2015, 22:02

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 October 2013 by Moby Duck
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 October 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : No last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 September 2013 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 15 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 April 2020 by Pub SignMan
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