The Boot Inn
“Quality pub dining with fishing by arrangement” - AA Inspector
The River Test is renowned as one of the world's best fly fishing waters, and The Boot enjoys a tranquil location on its banks. The 18th-century timber-framed bar serves a choice of beers and ciders, while its restaurant strives to serve good food without earning the gastro pub sobriquet. In the bar you can choose from a selection of baguettes, salads, or the likes of sausages and mash with peas and onion gravy; while the restaurant offers whitebait; grilled haloumi with sweet and sour sauce and rice; or smoked haddock mornay with prawns, mange tout and mash.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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