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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

Published 08/30/2016

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

Hotel Information


Off A66, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, England

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Hotel Details:

  • 15 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes: Some meals

Published 08/30/2016

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