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The Bistro at The Pheasant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
+44 17687 76234
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed for two nights following a spell in hospital. A lovely relaxing time with incredibly helpful staff. Just what the doctor ordered!

Thank Alexa Keith W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dinner for starter and main plus coffee ( no alcohol) was £30 each. The bistro is fine, not flash or fancy . The staff were very efficient and pleasant. The menu is in such small type that I should have taken my glasses and the happy hour is a bit of a con as only certain dishes are available... More 

Thank jennyfraser
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cosy bar and stylish bistro. Staff were very sweet and made an effort. Perfect steak...good sized portions...and a delicious lemon pans cotta for desert

Thank snowbug77
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant rustic bar area where we had our lunch including carrot soup and cheese sandwiches together with French Chardonnay from Loire's valley with lovely home made crisps . They welcome dogs in their bar. But our westie wanted to go to their dining room... All together very enjoyable lunch. Recommended.

Thank Tweetman
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

lovely friendly place, staff were excellent, food was delicious and not over priced, a hidden gem, well worth a visit, not mush else at bassenthwaite but a trip to the pheasant is worth the travel.

Thank anna d
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The Pheasant `hotel is easy to find - go to the top of Bassenthwaite `Lake, and you're nearly there. The food is good, and so is the bar, which has NO TELEVISION. The sitting-room has log fires in cold weather. No juke boxes or other gadgets to be found.

Thank richardhamilton4
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been regular patrons and the food is always excellent, but on our last visit we were very disappointed by the quantity of the portions. The food was still very good, but it was visibly smaller portions (both meals) than is the normal amount.

Thank Donald R
Penrith, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Took my son here for his lunch on his birthday , he had chicken and bacon baguette and chips which he really enjoyed the chips were lovely. They have a lot of fish dishes on the menu for any fish lovers The bar is very small and quaint but you can also eat in the modern Bistro were we ate.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We called in on spec after rejecting an unacceptable table at the nearby Distillery. Although we arrived in the middle of lunch the waiter hustled around until he found us a spot. The food was excellent and value for money. We go often for this reason and the lovely child friendly atmosphere in the bistro.

Thank carl t
Bassenthwaite, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

New Years Eve lunch at the Pheasant surpassed its self. Food is always good but this was exceptional and as we both opted for the three corse special also excellent value. We shared a ham hock terrine and a cheese soufflé to start. The terrine was nice but completely out done by the gorgeous soufflé. We both has the shepherds... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?