- Very Good
- 19 guest reviews
"Beyond expectations. I was merely looking for a cheap place to stay overnight when attending an event at nearby Burghley House. What I found..."
"The Boot & Shoe offers good basic accommodation: no frills or luxury, but it was clean, service was friendly and there was an excellent cook..."
"An older building with typical features. Little passages and low ceilings and simple rooms. Quiet village setting. Good pub food selection...."
"Fairly basic but everything was clean and did the job. Good for an overnight stay where you just want somewhere cheap to crash. Friendly and..."
"off the beaten track in a rural setting, only the church opposite with the bell ringing the half hour etc to ruin the peace...."
About the hotel
Oakham is a pretty, traditional English market town, bustling with activity and current holder of a coveted Britain in Bloom award. Packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see in Oakham which makes it ideal for a day trip or short break in the UK; Rutland County Museum is a great place to start, displaying the fascinating history of the town together with unusual exhibits including a set of gallows! A visit to Oakham Castle, by the Market Place, provides the clues to why there is an intriguing collection of over 200 horseshoes hanging from the walls. The architecture of Oakham School is stunning, and a major landmark in the town.
Founded in 1584 it is a highly regarded public school which has seen its fair share of famous pupils. Wander through the Market Place on a Wednesday or Saturday to find a market selling the best local produce, meats, cheeses, bread and eggs. Look out for the unusual stocks and the town pump beneath the Butter Cross. If possible, coincide your Rutland holiday with the 3rd Saturday of every month when a Farmers' Market comes to Gaol Street in Oakham. A host of quality produce direct from the farmer assures quality and less food miles for the consumers’ conscience. This is a great addition to a weekend break in Rutland. Model rail enthusiasts can admire Oakham Signal Box, used by Airfix as the template for all their models. When it’s time to eat in Oakham, the choice is wide and appealing; dining here is a stylish experience; from cafes and tea bars to restaurants and pub food, there is an excellent range of quality outlets.
Showing Wednesday 7 October 2015 to Thursday 8 October 2015Change Search
- Car parking available onsite
- Restaurant , Bar
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- From 16:00 hours
- Until 10:30 hours
- The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are not allowed
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89% would recommend it to a friend
A friendly welcome at the Boot & Shoe
I was merely looking for a cheap place to stay overnight when attending an event at nearby Burghley House. What I found was a pleasant surprise, a cosy village pub with an attentive landlord, friendly patrons, a choice of excellent ales, and a very comfy bed for the night. I could hear the nearby church clock chiming the half hours, but it was mot intrusive and added to the rustic charm. After a good night's sleep, and a nice hot shower in one of the shared bathrooms, I went downstairs to a really good full English breakfast freshly cooked by my host. Hats off to Warren, I heartily commend him for top level service at such a reasonable cost. I hope to stay again sometime soon. The only downside was the creaky floors.... but the Boot & Shoe is rustic old inn, so I guess it goes with the territory.
good basic accommodation
The Boot & Shoe offers good basic accommodation: no frills or luxury, but it was clean, service was friendly and there was an excellent cooked breakfast.