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Thursday, 9 February 2012

The Near Boot/Pub Food/Carlisle

The Near Boot is a pub right on the outskirts of Carlisle, at the top of Brampton Road, in a little place called Whiteclosegate.

It has a large parking area behind the pub, and a nice garden so you can have a cold beer in the summer.

Nice and clean inside, with stripped back tables and chair, quiet country style, rustic looking. Well set out with a choice of different sized tables.

We took a large round table and were brought a menu by a server.  The food orders are taken at the table, the drinks you need to go to the bar to collect yourself, which is a bit of a shame as if you want a top up half way through your meal, you have to go and wait to be served.

It is a vast menu, with main meals ranging from about £8.50 through to £15.00, starters are around £5.00.

There was 4 of us and we went for a "Sharing Platter" to start.  Being Veggie I asked if the chicken could be served on a separate plate, this was no problem.

It was very good sized portion, plenty of food for 4 people, and it cost £11.50.

We got Onion Rings, Chilli Cheese Bites, Breaded Mushrooms, Garlic Bread, Chicken Coujons. Potato Wedges, Salsa, Sour Cream and Salad.

Although it was a deep fried platter, the food was good quality and tasty.

For a main I went for a Veggie Lasagna, served with chips, garlic bread and salad. I asked for no onions on the salad, which came as requested, but the coleslaw had strong onions in it.  But the bits of salad I picked out had a nice dressing on.

Lasagna was full of huge chunks of veg, tasted home-made and was pretty good.  Chips are home-made and rather yummy.

Others had  Gammon, served with pinapple and egg, and all the trimmings.  He said it was very good.

Pan fried salmon with chips and veg.  He said the Veg was "a bit tasteless" but the salmon was lovely.

Chicken in a creamy garlic sauce.  She enjoyed it very much.

We didn't go for desert, although I did manage to sneak a look at the blackboard, and the offerings looked quite delicious.

For one sharing starter, four mains, two bottles of wine and a soft drink, they bill came just short of £75.00

Would definitely go back, there are three other Veggie options I need to try  :)

Here are the contact details.

Near Boot Inn

(01228) 540100