The safety of our guests and of our staff is our over-riding priority at The Boot. In light of this, please familiarise yourself with the procedures before you arrive at The Boot.


We would encourage all diners to book a table in advance. We won’t allow the pub to become more crowded than is safe. So, whilst we will welcome guests who haven’t booked or who’d just like a drink, unfortunately we may need to turn some of them away if we get too crowded.

Track & Trace

To comply with government rules, we will be either requesting the names and contact details of all of our guests, both diners and drinkers, which we will keep for a period of 21 days in accordance with GDPR, or asking them to check in by scanning our NHS QR code via the Track and Trace Smartphone app. The QR code is displayed on a window outside the entrance and also inside, by the bar.

If you decide on the first option, we ask that customers email contact details of all members of their party to   Please put the date of your visit in the header and the number in the party, the name, phone number and email address (if applicable) of each party member in the body of the email. Drinkers and diners who haven’t made a booking will also be required to send an email upon arrival before they enter the pub, so please remember to bring your mobile phone!


On arrival at The Boot, if their is a queue outside the front door, please join it, maintaining social distancing. If you see other members of your party already in the queue, please join them.

Guests will be greeted, from a safe distance, at the bar. We would like, if at all possible, to welcome a whole party/table together.

Please observe government guidelines regarding the size of your party. 

You will be asked to hand sanitise, the new procedures will be explained to you and you will be directed to your table. There will be a separate area outside for non-diners.


Menus will be displayed on blackboards throughout the inside and outside spaces and printed on single-use paper.

Some of our tables will be located outside, in the patio area (under cover), in the paddock  (some under cover, some not) or in the roundhouse (under cover). We Tables indoors (at safe distancing) will be available from 19th May. Please specify your preference when booking.

Drinks and food may only be ordered by customers whilst seated at their table. We are and always have been a cashless pub. Contact-less payment would be preferred.

Cleaning, sanitising and hand-washing

We have increased the regularity and depth of our normal cleaning regime.

The toilets will be ‘deep-cleaned’ daily and cleaned regularly by staff during opening times. Additionally, cleaning products and guidance notices will be available in each toilet and guests will be encouraged to clean toilets before and after they use them. Both paper towels and hand dryers will be available for use in the toilet areas. Notices will be clearly displayed advising on best hand-washing practices.

All tables and chairs will be cleaned before each guest uses them. Please, therefore, remain at the table you have been allocated.

We will, of course, have hand sanitisers available throughout the pub.

Other Safety precautions & procedures

All staff are required to wear face-coverings when they’re in areas in which they may come into contact with customers.

We’ve put in place a one-way system to guide guests around the inside and outside of the pub. We’re sure you’ll be used to this by now.

In order to maximise ventilation, we will be keeping as many doors open within the building as possible. We would ask you not to close them. If you’re too cold, please speak to a member of staff or, even better, consider taking an extra layer of clothing with you just in case.

If you bring your dog, please take extra care to ensure they are well-behaved in these circumstances and keep them on a lead at all times.

As all our guests will appreciate, we pride ourselves in being a family-friendly pub. As we’ve highlighted already, your safely is our major priority, so please ensure that children are closely supervised at all times.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have conducted a detailed risk assessment prior to putting our coronavirus prevention control measures in place. A copy of the risk assessment is available to all staff members on our intranet site. Any members of the public who wish to see the document, please drop us an email and we will happily send you a copy as well.