15. 2 on ground floor in lodge.
all year except 25 Dec, restaurant closed Sun eve and Mon.
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.
not under 8.
allowed in some bedrooms (£10 charge), public rooms.
 per room B&B £125–£180. Set menu (restaurant) £42.50, à la carte (bistro) £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat.
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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