"What a country hotel should be"

A really comfy casual country hotel. Good lounge facilities. Characterful bar with vocal locals. And very good food. Well furnished spacious rooms. All dished up with a relaxed bonhomie by staff that really seemd to care. I really couldn't fault it for my needs.

Canterbury, April 2019

"Hidden little gem"

The bar and wait on staff were wonderful. Friendly, attentive and very accommodating. Rooms were comfortable, position great and hotel is very dog friendly. Food lovely. Been before and would definitely return yet again.

Tina, April 2019

"Very good"

Olde worlde charm, The Pheasant seems unchanged since olden days. Lots of vintage and antique furniture. Dinner in The Bistro was delicious.

Kathryn, April 2019

“Restful, extremely comfortable and we will again be returning to this lovely hotel full of character”

Perfect levels of comfort, service, food.   Wonderful location at the head of Bassenthwaite, very quiet yet within easy distance of Keswick and Cockermouth.

Julia, Feb 2018

“A wonderful place to relax.”

Very comfortable, clean and relaxing country pub of quality.The Pheasant serves wonderful `designer` food in the restaurant and the Bistro caters for everybody.....

Good for visiting Keswick and the new local distillery .

There are some good walks nearby which you can enjoy and then sit beside a roaring log fire. Pure Heaven!

Peter, February 2018


Love this hotel, 2nd time stayed here and everything is excellent.

Ercu, December 2017

“Impeccable service in a relaxed environment”

Superb staff, their attention to detail was impeccable with them going above and beyond what was asked. Food was fantastic and the ambience was very relaxing. Our dog was made to feel very welcome too!

Kimberley, November 2017

“It exceeded all our expectations”

Everyone on staff did their utmost to please us.

The food was excellent, the logburners great.

John, October 2017

“Perfect treat with wonderful food”

We booked night at The Pheasant to celebrate our Wedding Anniv. Between booking and staying I was taken ill and underwent major surgery so our visit was not quite the itinerary we intended, however, we probably spent more time at the property as a result. The staff were all friendly and efficient; the room was comfortable with a lovely garden view; breakfast was amazing; the food in the Bistro was to die for - I had the shoulder of lamb - and the bonus of the Armathwaite Spa passes was just the icing on the cake. Would thoroughly recommend this treat and hope to return when fitter to sample the whisky choices on offer!

Janice, April 2017

“Superb place to stay”

Warm, cosy, friendly, clean and perfect! Excellent friendly but professional service, delicious food, well stocked bar, cosiest lounges, comfiest bed.

Lucy, September 2017

“Pure escapism. Gentle and charming.”

For tranquility and old world charm a visit is recommended

Peter, September 2017


Last stayed 25 years ago - has lost none of it's charm

Oliver, August 2017


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The Pheasant Inn
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE

Tel: +44 (0) 17687 76234
Email: reception@the-pheasant.co.uk

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