Welcome to the Boot Beer Festival


Great Event in the Valley of the Esk

Boot Beer Festival is a great event for all the family, ride up on the la'al Ratty railway, visit Brook House Inn and sample a beer or two then wonder up to The Boot Inn, where non drinkers could visit the working watermill and the Kids can enjoy themselves at the Boot Inn play area. Next take the path upto the Woolpack and sample the delightful beers available at one of the most remote pubs in the Lake District. A short walk down the road brings you back to the station.



Party Time

Why not get a load of mates together, hire a minibus and con someone into driving! Better still dig the tent out blag Friday off work and come for 3 nights of superb beer in a wonderful part of the lakes, you could even do some walking (even if it is only between the pubs) Friday and Saturday nights are busy at all 3 venues so booking a table for dinner is always a good idea.


Not just Ales

Boot Beer Festival is now one of the biggest in Cumbria with over 140 beers from nearly as many breweries, each pub chooses its own beers then we weed out any duplicates. To keep down the food miles, Northern beers feature heavily, but some interesting brews from further afield always appear on the list. At least 10 ciders will be available and all 3 pubs have the usual range of soft drinks for drivers and children. The beers will be listed shortly before the festival start but the list is seldom definative as the ephemoral nature of some breweries concoctions makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly which brews will be available in June!


Cumbrian Breweries

With so many new breweries springing up in Cumbria it is hard to keep track so here is a link to a site dedicated to doing just that

click here for full listing of Cumbrian Breweries

Posts Tagged 'Main'

2015 Beer Festival

Feb 12, 2016

Yet another great beer festival, if a little wet and chilly at times. My Favorite at Brook House Inn was probably Arbor motueka, but I missed a few! Harry at the Woolpack commented "Far and [...]

Spicy Pizza

Feb 12, 2016

The Woolpack now has 2 Pizza ovens, so plenty of pizzas with your beer this year

Thursday 9th June start of the festival. Curry Night with live music from the Roosters at Brook House Inn £15.00 Platter of Indian starters or spicy tomato soup ~~~~~~~ Chicken Madras Hot [...]

Looking forward to a sunny beer festival this year BBQ in the garden at the Boot Inn lots of lovely pork

2014 Beer Festival

Nov 20, 2014

2014 Review This was our most successful festival yet, ok so I keep saying that, but the beer keeps getting drunk even though we order more each year. Quality of the beers this year was very [...]

What Customers Say

  • Best Beer Festival in the Lake District.

  • Great pubs, lovely food superb beers, we will be back next year

  • Brilliant festival, I need to come for longer next year