Welcome to the Boot Beer Festival


Covid 19

So Boris has spoken. Beer Festival Cancelled

In the circumstances, it was to be expected that the Boot Beer Festival would be cancelled. So at least the situation is now clear in that pubs etc will not be open before the 1st of July at the earliest.

The 21st Boot Beer Festival will be 10-14th June 2021. If at all possible we will slip the 20th beer Festival in before then! The health of the nation permitting an October Fest would be great, but if social distancing is still a major part of life, it may have to wait. Stay safe everyone.


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.


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!



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