From dreaming of performing as a rock singer when growing up to becoming the owner of an AA gold star rated pub. Find out more about steak lover, Lee's journey to hospitality success.
Tell me a little bit about how you came to own or work in your business?
I moved down from Lancashire in 1998 and started working at The Fish in Wixford. A year later I was managing my own pub. 5 years later I
moved to The Boot.
What achievements, awards or accolades are you proud of?
We have a gold star rating from the AA.
What makes your business unique?
Northern hospitality and great steaks!
Favourite restaurant to visit if you get a night off?
Thai Legend in Pershore.
Last thing you watched on TV?
Game of Thrones…..again.
Which person in your life do you most admire and why?
My mother – she holds the business together.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
What’s your favourite smell in the whole world?
What’s your favourite kind of sandwich?
Who would you want to cook your last meal on earth, and why?
My Mum, she makes the best steak and potato pie ever!
What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
If you could eat only 3 foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Steak, blue cheese and chocolate.
What’s your claim to fame?
Champion barman in Faliraki, 1992.
Which food & drink business (other than your own) do you wish you had created?
Salt Bae restaurants. The owner is a millionaire just from selling steak!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never trust a man with a limp handshake.
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
I’m still breathing.
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A rock singer.
What is the perfect combination of pizza toppings?
Meat and cheese.
What was the worst job you ever held and why?
A packaging company. Working 8 hours a day putting flour into bags.
What was the last thing you ate?
Favourite cut of steak?
What website do you visit most often?
Searching ‘how to reduce my bills’.
What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
Keep a business afloat in todays climate.
What do you hope never changes?
My circle of friends.
The Boot Inn in Flyford Flavell is a family run traditional Country Coaching Inn, serving good food, ales and wines.
Expect a friendly welcome at ‘The Boot’, as it’s known locally, whether you call in for a drink, lunch or dinner.
The menu offers a wide choice of dishes which are produced in line with the availability of local seasonal ingredients. Choose from the main menu (featuring their steaks on a stone) or a choice of bar snacks.
The bar area and Boot Room are both dog friendly, and diners can also opt to eat in the restaurant, conservatory or patio areas
The Boot is a gold star-rated, 5 bedroomed inn which is ideally located for visitors looking to explore the local area.
Find out more about The Boot in the Food & Drink Directory.