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Festival, Thu 8 - Sun 11 Jun 2017, free entry

Boot Beer Festival

Boot Beer Festival

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One of Cumbria’s best loved beer festivals, enduringly popular with serious real ale drinkers, visitors and families alike, the Boot Beer Festival takes place at Boot in Eskdale over four days and three inns (The Woolpack Inn and Hardknott Bar, the Brook House Inn and the Boot Inn) and covers a variety of entertainment including dinner nights, quizzes, family fun, live music and more real ales than you can shake a stick at.
The Woolpack’s contribution to the Festival includes:

Thursday 8th, the 777 dinner – seven ales for seven courses at seven pm. Places are limited and booking is recommended. Or there are also bar meals and the quiz in the Hardknott Bar.

Friday 9th, Fish & Chips & Rock’n’Roll with Good Foxy, making their second Woolpack appearance.

Saturday 10th, Live music with Atlas featuring Evie Plumb and all-day BBQ with sausage eating competition.

Sunday 11th, all day breakfast butties, Sunday roast, tractor pulling and Sky Sports on the big screen.

For the latest and what’s happening at our sister inns for the festival, please see the website.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

There are 7 cosy and comfortable rooms for great value bed and breakfast. The pub offers cosy corners around a wood burning stove, and the mahogany bar beautifully fronts some favourite local real ales from Jennings, Hardknott, Bank Top and Hesket Newmarket and a shiny new beer cellar ensures they are kept at their very best. The Dining Room at the Woolpack Inn serves meals every Saturday evening and the pub menu is available all week. Both menus use the freshest ingredients, inspired by the fantastic produce available on the doorstep, from Tatie Pot made with local lamb, the Woolpack’s famous fish and chips and local butcher Melville Tyson’s steak and kidney pie. The Hardknott Bar and Café at the Woolpack serves posh coffees and gorgeous cakes, pastries and scones as well as light bites throughout the day. In the evening, delicious homemade pizzas are made to order in our Italian wood fired oven. If you’re looking for something a bit different in the evenings, then the Vodka Bar has 52 different flavoured vodkas and a 100 inch HDTV screen for all the major sporting events. Families are welcome throughout the Woolpack but particularly enjoy the large beer garden and outdoor play area. The Rainy Day Shop sells a selection of toys and games to entertain the family if the weather is less than perfect. Well behaved dogs are always welcome. The Woolpack also has a wedding licence and a regular events and entertainment calendar.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 8 - Sun 11 Jun 2017 12:00 to 23:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 8 - Sun 11 Jun Boot Beer Festival
Tue 4 - Mon 10 Jul West Lakes Wildest Walk Week
Fri 7 - Sat 8 Jul EskFest 2017
Fri 4 - Sun 6 Aug Rum Weekend
Fri 1 - Sun 3 Sep Lagerpocalypse
Tue 24 - Sat 28 Oct Forest Foray

Address

Hardknott Pass,
Eskdale,
Cumbria,
CA19 1TH

Location

Directions

Plan route to The Woolpack Inn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 190009  Lat: 54.39799 Long: -3.24820

From the south
Leave the M6 at junction 36 and follow the A590 signs for Barrow. Around 15 miles from the motorway, you’ll take a right hand turn at Greenodd following signs for Workington and Whitehaven and the A5092 (A595). Carry on along this picturesque road for around 11 miles to the traffic lights at Duddon Bridge, then turn right following the signs for Ulpha and Seathwaite.
The roads will start to get narrower for 3.5 miles, then turn left for Eskdale and Whitehaven, just 300 yards after the mini Post Office. Head up the ‘short, sharp, shock’ hill and continue over the hills for 6.5 miles. When you reach the King George IV pub, turn right, signed Boot and Eskdale. Follow the road for another 3 miles and the Woolpack will welcome you on your right.
From the north
Leave the M6 at junction 40 and follow the A66 signs for Keswick and then Cockermouth (about 30 miles). You’ll come to a large roundabout at Cockermouth (next to the Shepherd’s Hotel/Sheep & Wool Centre – take the first exit signed A5086 Egremont and continue along this road for 14.8 miles until you reach a roundabout at Egremont.
Take the first exit, signed A595 Barrow, then go ‘straight on’ at the next 3 roundabouts. After 10.5 miles, you’ll come to a petrol station on your right (last petrol before us). Turn left just after the petrol station, following the signs to Santon Bridge and Eskdale Green. At this point the road gets narrower.
Continue along this road for 1.6 miles, and turn right (signed Eskdale Green), then at the end of this road (1.8 miles), turn right and pass through Eskdale Green, then turn left at the King George IV pub signed Boot and Eskdale. Follow the road for another 3 miles and the Woolpack will welcome you on your right.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

There are 7 cosy and comfortable rooms for great value bed and breakfast. The pub offers cosy corners around a wood burning stove, and the mahogany bar beautifully fronts some favourite local real ales from Jennings, Hardknott, Bank Top and Hesket Newmarket and a shiny new beer cellar ensures they are kept at their very best. The Dining Room at the Woolpack Inn serves meals every Saturday evening and the pub menu is available all week. Both menus use the freshest ingredients, inspired by the fantastic produce available on the doorstep, from Tatie Pot made with local lamb, the Woolpack’s famous fish and chips and local butcher Melville Tyson’s steak and kidney pie. The Hardknott Bar and Café at the Woolpack serves posh coffees and gorgeous cakes, pastries and scones as well as light bites throughout the day. In the evening, delicious homemade pizzas are made to order in our Italian wood fired oven. If you’re looking for something a bit different in the evenings, then the Vodka Bar has 52 different flavoured vodkas and a 100 inch HDTV screen for all the major sporting events. Families are welcome throughout the Woolpack but particularly enjoy the large beer garden and outdoor play area. The Rainy Day Shop sells a selection of toys and games to entertain the family if the weather is less than perfect. Well behaved dogs are always welcome. The Woolpack also has a wedding licence and a regular events and entertainment calendar.

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