Wednesday, 7 September 2016
#193 Boot Inn, Nuneaton, Warwickshire : 1995 to 2015 (RIP)
It is quite likely that we visited the Boot Inn in 1980 and again in 1982, but that was before I started taking a photo of every pub we visited on our canal trips.
Our first recorded visit was at lunchtime on Monday 4th September 1995.
It was quite a large place, but a proper drinkers pub that did an extensive range of basic food at a ridiculously low price. I remember being taken aback at being charged a whole 65p for a freshly prepared Bacon Roll!
We stopped at Nuneaton on several more occasions without revisiting the Boot even though we did take our narrowboat Emma Jane to Boot Wharf for a roof replacement in 2005!
Our next attempted venture into the pub was at lunchtime on Tuesday 26th May 2009, but it was closed over lunch!
Not surprisingly it had been externally refurbished over the passing fourteen years, but its demise was quite obvious from the signs asking for people to run the pub for £1,000!
When we returned at lunchtime on Wednesday 2nd September 2015 its demise was complete.
I'm not quite sure how many properties it has been converted into, but one thing is for certain - the Boot Inn is no more and never will be!