There used to be a walled enclosure to the right of the inn which was the town’s pound. The Boot was often referred to locally as ‘where beer is sold by the pound!’ The 19th century Boot Inn is still trading.
Owner in 1891: John Arnold & Sons, High Street, Wickwar
Rateable value in 1891: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1891: Beerhouse
Owner in 1903: William and Robert Thompson
Rateable value in 1903: £14.10s.0d.
Type of licence in 1903: Beerhouse
Closing time in 1903: 11 pm.
Landlords at the Boot Inn include:
1891,1903 Alfred James Carter
1939 Mrs E. Mutley
1984-2000 Jack Oakes