The Pheasant

Wooded hillside forms a pleasing backdrop to this ‘comfortable country hotel’ in an ‘optimal position’ for exploring the northern Lakes. More

Contact details

The Pheasant
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cumbria
CA13 9YE
England
017687 76234

Hotel information

Bedrooms

15. 2 on ground floor in lodge.

Open

all year except 25 Dec, restaurant closed Sun eve and Mon.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, bistro, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 40-acre grounds, lake 200 yds (fishing), access to nearby spa, pool and treatment rooms, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 8.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms (£10 charge), public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £125–£180. Set menu (restaurant) £42.50, à la carte (bistro) £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Wooded hillside forms a pleasing backdrop to this ‘comfortable country hotel’ in an ‘optimal position’ for exploring the northern Lakes. ‘Our ideal spot for hunkering down has a log fire, comfortable chairs, and plenty of old editions of Country Life and similar magazines. The Pheasant met that requirement – though some updating wouldn’t go amiss – and it was good to see the fire alight at breakfast each morning,’ says a Guide reader in 2017. The garden appeals in good weather; inside the former coaching inn, locals and their dogs are welcomed in the oak-panelled bar. Traditionally furnished bedrooms are made homely with locally made biscuits and a china tea service. ‘Our warm, spacious room in the main house had a separate sitting area and a really good bathroom.’ Eat in the bar, the ‘informal bistro’ or the ‘stylish, elegant restaurant’, where new chef Jonathan Bell prepares ‘well-cooked, artistically presented’ dishes such as lamb loin, fondant potato, salt-roast celeriac. ‘From the amuse-bouche to the petits fours with coffee, everything was delicious.’ Bassenthwaite Lake and its nesting ospreys are a stroll away. (John Saul, Alan and Edwina Williams)

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The Pheasant
Bassenthwaite Lake
Cumbria
CA13 9YE

Guest comments

'A comfortable country hotel in a perfect location for exploring the northern lakes. Our ideal for a winter stay is a lounge with a log fire, lots of comfortable chairs and plenty of old editions of “Country Life” and similar magazines. The Pheasant met these requirements. It could perhaps do with a little updating. The food is excellent. Staff are without exception helpful and well trained. ' - John Saul - March, 2017
'Our bedroom was spacious, comfortable and warm. We ate in the bistro the first night and in the restaurant the second night. Food and service in both were excellent. Quite expensive, but high quality. ' - Alan & Edwina Williams - March, 2017
'We ate at the restaurant and the bistro and enjoyed both. The bistro is very popular and fun, the restaurant is classy and has excellent food. The bar is remarkable - I am not surprised that it wins prizes. Our bedroom, Caldbeck, was delightful and spacious. The young staff were friendly and hard-working. There are ospreys breeding at the other end of the lake. All in all, this is a special place. ' - Humphrey & Frances Norrington - May, 2016
'Lovely building. Quiet despite the nearby main road, which cannot be seen. Our room was a good size with a large canopied bed, and the bathroom had natural light. Turndown service during dinner. Lovely gardens, well kept and peaceful. We ate in the bistro both evenings and found the plainer dishes the best. Breakfast had good choice and, although slow of service, it was hot and fresh when it arrived. Nice friendly welcome. ' - Lynn Wildgoose - June, 2014

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