The Pheasant

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Convivial Cumbrian inn with scrumptious fare

No wonder guests fly back to the Pheasant year after year. This one-time farm became a coaching inn in 1778 and has been a haven of warmth and welcome ever since.

Know It All

Hit the Spot
Close to Bassenthwaite Lake, 7 miles from Keswick

Be Savvy
Bracing walks start right from the doorstep, so no excuses!

Be Smitten
Cumbrian conviviality mixed with country-house comfort.


Rooms and suites
15 rooms and three suites

Special features
Warm, comfortable rooms have pretty pine beds, quality fabrics, Roberts radios, flat-screen TVs and fluffy robes in spotless bathrooms.

The inn has comfy lounges and open fires for cosying up.

Pillow Talk
Try the spacious four-postered Ennerdale suite – and snuggle up with tea in bed

Eat & Drink

Dining in
The Pheasant serves modern French and English cuisine in its cosy, country-style restaurant lit by candlelight. Enjoy a trio of wild boar dishes, baked goat’s cheese tartlet and sorbet of the day.


Breakfast is served until 9.45am. Morning specialities include Arbroath smokies and kedgeree.

Room service
Available morning and evening.

See & Do

See & Do
Get the wind in your sails along Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, or don your hiking boots and head for the fells. Pretty villages, antique shops and tearooms abound in this unspoilt end of the Lake District. Ride on the Derwentwater launch, visit Wordsworth’s birthplace or take a brisk hike up any number of Cumbria's impressive peaks.

While there is no spa on site, resident guests at the Pheasant get free use of a spa on the lakeshore, with views over Bassenthwaite Lake and the hills beyond. Facilities here include a pool, outdoor hot tub, steam room and fully equipped fitness suite. Simply pick up your free entry card at reception  it's first come, first served!

Diary Dates
See what the region’s budding directors are up to at Keswick’s Film Festival.

Dance the night away at Kendal’s Lake District Summer Music festival.


Rates Guide

GBP 150 - 285

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Minimum Night Stay

Two nights at weekends


Open all year

Air Conditioning



No children under 12


Dogs are welcome in the Garden Lodge annexe rooms.

Wedding License?




Bassenthwaite Lake, nr. Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9YE


There is free guest parking


Penrith station – 20 miles


GBP 20-30 from the station


Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester – all about 100 miles

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