The Lake District Hotels


The Pheasant

At a Glance


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


  • a little out of the way

The Pheasant 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 15 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes some meals.
Updated: 05-30-2014

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