The Pheasant

The ‘well-kept’ gardens reach into woodland thick with rabbits and roe deer, while the ‘remarkable’ bar within the 17th-century coaching inn stocks over 70 malt whiskies. 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, bistro open daily

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 (£30 to share parents’ room).

Dogs

allowed in 4 bedrooms (£10 charge) and public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

from 120.00

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Guests receive a “friendly welcome” at this “lovely” country hotel, once a Lakeland staging post and coaching inn. It stands in “well-kept, peaceful” gardens that extend towards the surrounding woodland. “It is nice and quiet despite the nearby main road, which cannot be seen,” said a visitor this year. The traditionally styled bedrooms have a china tea service and a Roberts radio; each has views of the gardens or woodland. “Our good-sized room had a large canopied bed and two comfy chairs; the bathroom had natural light and lots of instant hot water.” There is a choice of places to eat: the bar provides light lunches, real ales and 70 malt whiskies; the bistro serves “ample and tasty” meals; in the Fell restaurant, Malcolm Ennis, the head chef, cooks traditional French/English dishes. “We ate in the bistro both evenings and found the plainer dishes, such as fish and chips, and pie of the day, to be the best.” A residents” lounge with a log fire is “a bonus” when the pub, open to locals, is busy. (Lynn Wildgoose)

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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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