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The Lake District Hotels

The Pheasant

  • Off A66 Map It
  • Bassenthwaite Lake
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Atmosphere of a well-loved local inn
  • Fantastic bar
  • Great food


  • A little out of the way

Updated 05/30/2014

Fodor's Review

Halfway between Cockermouth and Keswick at the northern end of Bassenthwaite Lake, this traditional 18th-century coaching inn exudes English coziness without the usual Lakeland fussiness. Tasteful, modern bedrooms have soft but comfortable beds and tiled bathrooms with large tubs, and they overlook a garden and 60 acres of forest. The Fell Restaurant serves superb British fine dining in a nicely refurbished space; the Bistro offers the same menu in a less formal setting.

The intimate old bar remains the star of the show, however, and is popular with locals as well as guests.

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Hotel Information


Off A66, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 15 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes Some meals

Updated 05/30/2014

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