The Freston Boot is a lovingly restored gem of a pub in a beautiful countryside setting.
With a kitchen garden providing seasonal produce for our dedicated kitchen brigade, you can always expect delicious food using locally sourced game, meat and seafood. We make sure that we make or produce everything we possibly can. So, for example, all of our bread and ice-cream is home-made and our resident hens and apple yard ducks supply us with fresh eggs.
But there's even more to The Boot experience than wonderful, fresh, home-grown food and an ever-changing selection of ales. We have an animal farm trail for the kids, our very own native bees, wedding paddock, a roundhouse and a retro mini cinema.
Booking by phone (01473 780722) is advised, especially if a reservation is required for the same day, otherwise please email.
We will be open from Thursday 3rd December under the government's new Tier 2 Rules.
These state that whilst households can mix outside (up to the Rule of Six), diners inside must belong to the same household/bubble.
All customers must purchase a meal, so drinking only is not allowed.
Business meetings are allowed inside, where workers have limited office space available.
We have plenty of covered outdoor seating available for those who do want to mix with other households - two marquees in the patio area and The Roundhouse in the garden. The Roundhouse can be booked for private dining for a group of up to 6 people at a cost of £50. All food and drink ordered will be brought to the table by one of our team members. The marquees will have some of their sides raised and The Roundhouse is designed as a partially open building, as you can see in the photo below. They will all be heated by outside gas heaters, but please wear an extra layer (or 2) if you feel the cold.
Taking note of the new Rules, when booking, please specify whether you would like a table inside, outside under cover, or (for the very brave) outside without cover.
The 'New-look' Boot. Our heated Aviary Marquee, Roundhouse and heated Patio Area
In accordance with government regulations, we have introduced a full table service, including for drinks. You will be shown to a table upon arrival. Please note, face coverings must be worn at all times other than when seated at your table.
Please use the hand sanitiser upon arrival.
We've put in place a 'one-way' system to avoid pinch-points and our tables are well-spaced to allow plenty of safe social distancing.
We've placed lots of signage and notices inside and outside the pub outlining all of the procedures. These will also be explained to you by a member of staff (observing social distancing) when you enter the building who will then show you to your table. We don't want to make things overly complicated. We just want to keep everyone safe and happy!
You will need to either email your contact details to email@example.com or check in upon arrival using our QR code which is displayed on the window by the main entrance and by the bar.
We would encourage all diners to book a table in advance.
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Call or email:
The Boot, Freston Street, Freston, Suffolk, IP9 1AB
DON'T FORGET WE ARE THE FIRST CASHLESS PUB IN THE UK
We only accept card payments. We were cashless even prior to covid-19. To find out why we decided to make The Boot cashless, click here.
Please take a look at these videos if you'd like to know more about the pub.
from the ground.......
....and from above