- 6 guest reviews
"The landlord and his staff were very welcoming and friendly. The price quoted is misleading, as it suggests that breakfast is included in th..."
"I needed an overnight stay while on business. Everything was spot on, nice quiet nights sleep, friendly manager and friendly locals in the b..."
"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..."
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.
- Car parking available onsite
- Restaurant, Bar
- Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas
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- Up to 12 years old
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- Pets are not allowed
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50% would recommend it to a friend
Boot and Shoe
The landlord and his staff were very welcoming and friendly.
The price quoted is misleading, as it suggests that breakfast is included in the price, which it isn't. The room was basic, but clean. The location is beautiful, right in the heart of a peaceful village with chiming church bells. The décor is very tired and needs lots of TLC but, if you are prepared to accept that, it's good value. There's no food, but I wholeheartedly recommend the newly opened Country Lodge Café Bar 10 minutes away on the A47. Authentic Italian pizza prepared and served by Salvatore and Ruth from Tuscany, Italy. Delicious.
Black mould up the walls in the rooms and hallways...no keys for rooms...you have to lock the doors once you're in the room.