The Pheasant

Off A66, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, England

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

PROS

  • atmosphere of a well-loved local inn
  • fantastic bar
  • great food

CONS

  • a little out of the way

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Sophisticated
Countryside
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 017687-76234

HOTEL DETAILS

15 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Some meals

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