The Boot & Shoe Pub

Greystoke is situated on the fringe of the Lakes and surrounded by panoramic views, it is also only a stone throw away from the Lake District National Park.  The village still retains its village green and ancient market cross that dates back at least to the early 1600's.


Clustered around the green there are 17th century stone houses and cottages decorated with slate roofs and cobbled forecourts. A school dates to 1838, and the pub looks over the green.


The Boot and Shoe is a 17th Century Coaching Inn, and it's 500 year old name apparantly comes from a former Duke of Norfolk who at the time lived in Greystoke Castle.  Rhumour has it that to ease the pain of Gout, he used to wear a Boot on one foot and a Shoe on the other!


The Boot and Shoe is a traditional family owned village pub, and Ben and Jan Mandale the pub's Landlord and Landlady have a lot to offer, good food, drink, comfortable accommodation and friendly hospitality.


It's the social hub of the village with quiz nights, jam sessions and live music every Sunday afternoon.  Another feat that they have managed to organise and pull off successfully is the Rock Concerts in St Andrew'S Church! - yes you read it right - Rock Concerts in the local Church!


Ben & Jan Mandale

We provide a friendly welcoming service with traditional homemade food and locally produced real ale as well as a wide selection of wines and spirits.


The pub is an old coach house steeped in history and we are located in the centre of Greystoke on the village green.


Ideally located on the coast to coast cycle route, why not book a room while on route or perhaps you wish to visit the home of Tarzan or visit the Gordon Richards stables.

Whatever your desires call into The Boot and Shoe and relax with a drink and some delicious homemade food.


Pub opening times:

Monday to Sunday - 11am to 11pm


Meal serving times:
Lunch - Mon to Sun - 12.00 to 2.30pm
Evening - Mon to Sun - 6pm to 9pm




We will look forward to welcoming all of our Guests in 2024,

new and those who are returning to 

Stafford House

Guest House,

and also to our

Self-Catering Lodges




With the "Utmost Safety" of all our

Guests in mind, 

we still continue to take every precaution possible, including following the "Updated Guidelines" from the Government

so that we can 

open for Business

- Safely!


During the 1st Lockdown in March 2020, we invested in a

"Fogging Machine"

By useing a special solution certified

to kill ALL Viral 

& Bacterial Infections,

(should there be any present),

We are confident that we can operate as safe as we possibly can be.  


We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas, before finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"

making sure that everything is safe.


There are Hand Sanitisers in all 3 Bedrooms, as well the Breakfast Room in the Main House.

The Lodges also have Hand Sanitisers in the Kitchen. 


Thank You For

Your Custom and Patience, 

and we will look forward to seeing you all again very soon.




Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of

"Stafford House",


However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges



Our En-Suite Double Room in the Main House has now been appointed with a Kingsize 4 Poster Bed, there is also wooden pannelling on some of the walls.

We hope that you will like the changes!   


After the 3rd Lockdown we were allowed to re-open our Lodges on 12th April 2021, and we have made a few changes..


Blencathra Lodge now sleeps 2 People, and Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.


Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!

For the last 6 years we have achieved the "Certificate of Excellence" award from Tripadvisor, so in recognition of that we now appear in their

"Hall of Fame!"

Click here to arrange  booking with us.

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01768 483 558

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