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Ye Olde Boot Inn, Chester Central, Chester

9 Eastgate Street
Chester
CH1 1LG
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Rob Hunter left this review about Ye Olde Boot Inn

Visited on Saturday evening. The place was pretty busy, and being able to get a pint for under £2 in Chester city centre would probably go some way to explain that. As anyone who knows Sam Smiths pubs will know, there is only Sam Smiths Old Brewery Bitter on cask, a beer I am not that keen on, but their Extra Stout saved the day for me. This pub also sells their India Ale, which wasn't on in the Falcon (Chester's other Sam Smiths pub) last time I was in.

Two separate signs on the door announce that under 18s are not welcome, and that no swearing is permitted. Once inside there are further signs (and plenty of them) advising that mobile phones are banned. Once at the bar you can see the CCTV monitor which continually pans round the bar, giving a distinctive "big brother" feel.

We sat on the banquette seating in the window, and judging by the marks on it either somebody had died there and not been noticed for a while, or had pissed themselves, or just been very careless with a drink.

Not too bad a place but not somewhere I felt massively comfortable and I don't have any plans to return in the immediate future. One of those places that's good to do once, in my opinion.

On 21st May 2019 - rating: 6
[User has posted 348 recommendations about 329 pubs]


Jon B left this review about Ye Old Boot Inn

archetypal Sam Smiths museum right in the middle of Chester. it draws a mixture of pensionable drinkers and tourists/shoppers looking for the ye olde pub experience. unsurprisingly it was packed beyond comfort on a Saturday afternoon so I didn't hang around - nice pub though.

On 1st December 2018 - rating: 8
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Ye Old Boot Inn

My first visit here. After one of our party was refused entry 40 years ago because they were wearing jeans, I never got round to trying to enter again. After a good visit to the other Sam Smiths in town, I decided to try here. My wife would call this an "old man's pub", so I felt at home.
The entrance on the rows is not too obvious. The room is long and narrow with dim 'club-like' lighting. The Sam's bitter was fine, also £1/half but not quite as good as the nearby Falcon.

On 28th March 2018 - rating: 6
[User has posted 639 recommendations about 591 pubs]


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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Chester, 0.95 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.46 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.35 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ye Olde Boot Inn, Chester
21st May 2019, 17:40
Picture submitted by Rob Hunter approved
 
21st May 2019, 09:46
Review submitted by Rob Hunter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 21 May 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Darts : Yes last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 13 September 2013 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
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