So who are we and where do we come from?  This page is all about us, you will find information about our background, our skills, what we love and all about what we intend to do now we are here at the boot inn.

Anita McKenna


This is Anita’s second foray into owning a pub/restaurant.  After cutting her teeth in the small village of Ramsbottom, Lancashire, she realised her dream of owning a pub in the Lakes along with husband Stuart.

Although it was always a dream to own a property in the Lakes, it was only after Anita built up a loyal following in Ramsbottom that she and Stuart decided it was time to move North, and so after searching for many years, Anita and Stuart settled on The Boot Inn. Having now moved on from Ramsbottom and deciding to focus solely on The Boot Inn , It has become a bigger success than they could ever have dreamed of!! 

Stuart Morris


Stuart started his career in the hospitality trade over 20 years ago and  along with wife Anita  they transformed a small village pub in Ramsbottom, Lancashire into one of the places to be. Ask anyone in Ramsbottom and they will tell you that Stuart’s cheese and onion pies are to die for and his cask ales are perfectly kept. He is incredibly passionate about his cask ales and takes great pride in serving a perfect pint every time!

Stuart has a love for the Lakes and has walked here for many years.  Not only the owner of the Boot, Stuart is an expert on the surrounding hills and fells.  If you stay here at The Boot an want some advice on some hidden gems, give him a shout.


  • Iris and Brian Kelly May 25, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    jThan’ ust arrived home after a week in Boot and had all our evening meals in the Boot Inn which were great and the hospitality was marvellous couldnt be better . Anita and Stuart should do atour of the pubs in the Lakes and give them some advice on meals and hospitality we have been going to the Lakes twice a Year and sometimes more staying in beautiful cottages but tried to have our meals out and never found anything decent that you would want to go back except in Buttermere we had meals at the Fish which were as good . Thankyou Anita and Stuart and our Family enjoyed every evening


  • iris kelly May 26, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    I left a comment yesterday but forgot to mention all your wonderful staff they were so welocoming and friendly thankyou you made our holiday


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