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 furore 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.  Their pub, The Major, in Ramsbottom  a popular venue and people come from miles around to sample their excellent food, atmosphere, and cask ales.  Every day Anita and Stuart have to turn people away from dining at The Major because there simply isn’t room.

And so after searching for many years, Anita and Stuart settled on The Boot Inn and if the success of The Major is anything to go by, you better book early.

You can find out about our other pub/restaurant by visiting http://www.themajorramsbottom.co.uk

Claire Norris


After deciding a career in insurance wasn’t for her, Claire knew that after many years of ‘dipping her toe’ into the world of hospitality that her true skills lied there.  She has worked for Stuart and Anita for many years in The Major and she was their first port of call when the decision was made to hire for the manager of The Boot.

You can be sure that Claire will give you everything she has considering she has moved over 150 miles from the village she has always lived to try and make The Boot as successful as possible.

The decision to bring Claire in as manager was easy, she knows what works, she has the drive and quite frankly, you couldn’t meet a nicer person.
If you need anything while you stay with us, or even if you just dine with us while passing through, just ask Claire.

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.


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