Boot18 Brinkley Road
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic this pub is currently offering additional services:
The Boot reopened on Monday 12 April. Monday-Thursday, 12-2 & 5-8. Friday, 12-2 & 5-9. Saturday, 12-9. Sunday, 12-5. May stay open later if busy. Thursday & Friday food vans.
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Traditional village inn that Greene King tried to close as non-viable in 2000. Rescued by a villager, it's now a welcoming community local where something is always going on. It supports four darts teams as well crib and pétanque teams and is the home pub of the village cricket team and a veterans football team. Its cask ales are served direct from the barrel in the cellar and often feature ones from smaller regional and local breweries including from Crafty Beers in neighboring Stetchworth. The Boot has live music nights and an annual beer festival. Simple, good value grub served lunchtimes (not Sunday), and fish and chips available on Wednesday evenings (pre-pandemic - future plans not yet known). Food vans often visit on Thursdays and Fridays. Children welcome until 8pm. Covered patio and large grassed area to the rear. Beyond these is a horse paddock. Around a mile from Dulllingham railway station, but note one section of the route lacks streetlights, so a torch is useful if catching a late train back.