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The Boot Hotel is an old coaching inn with a central position. To its left was Café Mona, the place to go for special occasions. The silver service waitresses, in black and white uniforms, served wonderful cakes from elegant high cake stands.

Memories of Aberdare, the Boot Hotel c1960

My families old place shame 2 c it so run dwn was bouncing wen we had it

Added 28 September 2014
What can I say about the Boot Hotel? This hotel and the Black Lion Hotel were the best hotels in the area. You would not be served in The Boot without a tie on. The one time I went there on a Saturday night I can remember the landlord there, quite a nice old chap, getting abuse from some yobs. I intervened and ended up on the floor, but I nailed one of them. I was invited into the lounge, thanked for my assistance ...see more

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