1 Best Hotel in Bassenthwaite Lake, The Lake District

The Pheasant

$$ | Off A66, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, England Fodor's Choice

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.


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


  • A little out of the way
  • Busy in summer
  • Avoid if you don't like dogs
Off A66, Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, England
hotel Details
15 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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