The Boot Inn re-opened on 14th July following a huge refurbishment.
Staff and customers at The Boot Inn and Kitchen are celebrating the pub’s new-look following a £329,000 refurbishment by national pub operator, Punch.
Located on Rectory Road, close to Rectory Park and The Good Hope Hospital, The Boot Inn and Kitchen has been transformed to improve its appearance and facilities for customers as well as reposition it as a welcoming community pub.
Full redecoration both inside and out has brightened up the pub, the internal layout has been enhanced with new furniture, fixtures and fitting,s and the ladies and gents’ facilities refreshed.
The outdoor space has been upgraded to provide attractive alfresco drinking areas both to the front and rear including new tables and chairs and attractive planting scheme.
Experienced publican, Andy Thompson, has taken over the helm and is looking forward to getting to know his customers. Andy said:
“I have always seen potential in the venue as a traditional pub with a stylish edge. It’s now a more relaxed and stylish venue serving a fresh new menu and a wide selection of world beer and cask ale.
“I hope to broaden the pub’s appeal to create a pub that everyone can feel comfortable visiting on their own or with family and friends. I’m confident that the investment by Punch will take the pub to the next level and become the heart of the local community.”
Customers can now enjoy a range of tasty dishes from the new menu which includes nibbles, sharing boards, popular pub classics, a range of burgers and steaks and tempting desserts.
The menu is complemented by a wide range of beers, real ales, wines and spirits, including an extensive gin bar.
There are weekly food and drink offers alongside tea and coffee.
From 6 August, The Boot Inn and Kitchen will be trialling breakfast from 9am–12pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Regular entertainment includes Fizz & Quiz Fridays, Sky and BT sports, live music on Saturdays, and occasional Sunday afternoon sessions with some great Blues, Jazz and easy listening acts already booked.
Plans are underway to hold an annual Jazz and Blues Festival, an annual Sponsored walk within the beautiful and local Sutton Park, and an annual fund raising ‘Boot Bash’ with lots going on inside and out, from music to local businesses getting involved.
Andy and his team are supporting public service personnel with 10% discount on food, for up to a maximum of four, dining for NHS, military, police and fire service customers (terms and conditions apply).
Andy is also looking for darts and football teams, and as he is rugby fan, he’d be happy to talk to teams that want to be involved with the Boot Inn and Kitchen from local rugby sides too.
Traditional pub games will also be available including chess, snap and even the dreaded ‘Pie Face’.
Commenting on the significant investment being made in The Boot Inn and Kitchen, Liam Chaudhry, openings manager for Punch said:
“We’re delighted to be investing in The Boot Inn and Kitchen, creating a stylish venue for the local community. Andy has vast experience in the pub and hospitality industry having spent many years in pubs around the country. He is full of enthusiasm for his latest challenge.
"I’m confident that The Boot Inn and Kitchen will make huge strides in the right direction following the refurbishment and we look forward to supporting Andy and his team going forward.”
The Boot Inn is open once again and ready for business.
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