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The Bistro at The Pheasant

££ - £££, British,
Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
+44 17687 76234
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (18 reviews)
“crisps” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch here. A bit quiet when we arrived but a nice antidote to the crowds at nearby Keswick. Friendly staff and important for us, dog friendly in the bar. Local beer was good. And the food was excellent too. Clearly a popular...More

Thank BrightonBelle_10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dropped in after visit to Lakeland Distillery for lunch. Very busy but were found a table. Pre-warned us that the kitchen was very busy so we may need to wait a while. Enjoyed several great beers. Food did take time to arrive but definitely worth...More

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We were staying near Keswick for a short break and had eaten rather well so we weren't looking for a big meal. My partner had a wonderful bowl of smoked haddock and leek soup followed by shepherd's pie - which he said was "just shepherd's...More

Thank mossysal
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great Inn, full of character and charm, nice location, tucked away not far from Bassenthwaite lake. The Bistro Menu featured all the usual classics and we weren't disappointed with the quality of the food really tasty. The staff were very helpful, and to top it...More

Thank carl_nicky
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal here, reassuringly hot! There was also a great variety of whiskies and gins for after dinner.

Thank Globetrottinmumma
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were visiting the area and staying within walking distance of the Pheasant which came recommended by the owner of our B&B. The pub is large and atmospheric, divided into a number of small rooms. We went for dinner on a Sunday evening without a...More

Thank AbsMos
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We had dinner at the Pheasant. The food was magnificent. A good interesting menu, well cooked and presented. The service was very good.

Thank halsueskiing
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a lovely old Inn which has nice friendly stall. The menu is excellent and the food deliscious.

Thank graytrubshaw
Reviewed 30 September 2017

The food was reasonable if a bit predictable. Staff were pleasant, although they seemed a bit uninvolved. Pretty quiet for a Thursday night, and the surroundings lacked anything different or memorable.

Thank mikehf2016
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We booked a three night special offer short break. The Pheasant inn is a charming building. The staff are very friendly. Our room was very comfortable. It's dog friendly £10 additional charge. I found the menu limited and had the chicken on two nights although...More

Thank Mary W
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76234
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For a less formal occasion or an impromptu lunch, the Bistro at The Pheasant uses the same expertise to select the best Cumbrian produce and create something special for every guest. The Bistro is open for lunches (from 12pm til 2.30pm), including Sunday Lunch, and evening meals (from 6pm til 9pm) every day of the week. Our early bird and children's menus are available from 6-7pm.
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