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The Bistro at The Pheasant

Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
+44 17687 76234
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crisps” (5 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

On a couple of previous visits the bar has been packed but on a quiet mid-week night you can properly appreciate what an atmospheric traditional room it is, all dark wood and glossy tan walls. We had a drink there whilst perusing the menu and...More

Thank milimana
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We booked the Bistro for 8.00 pm. Arrived at 10 to 8, sat in lounge drinks and menu arrived, approx 8.25 order taken. 8.30 shown our table. after a few requests our starters arrived at 9.10 pm! Finally finished our meal at approx 9.40, had...More

1  Thank Frances P
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are disappointed to hear that it wasn't what you had hoped but are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and surroundings. Thank you for your feedback, we will look into this.

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and very nice clean tables. The staff very helpful and special food. We will come back ASAP.

Thank Ercu F
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2017

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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Very happy to hear you liked us! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to welcome you back soon. Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a lovely review.

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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you very much for your review! Happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 21 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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review - much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76234
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Description
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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