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The Fell Restaurant

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Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
01768776234
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pheasantly up market

This is our fourth visit to the Pheasant in Bathenthwaite and the first time for dinner. We struggled to get a table as it was busy ... .Food as usual was excellent, selection of meals for grandchildren was impressive, and the table service was good. Don't miss this old established eatery if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
william m
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glasgow
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glasgow
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is our fourth visit to the Pheasant in Bathenthwaite and the first time for dinner. We struggled to get a table as it was busy ... .Food as usual was excellent, selection of meals for grandchildren was impressive, and the table service was good. Don't miss this old established eatery if you are in the area.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great food with wonderful service. The meals were all very well presented. You may want to skip a starter unless you are feeling very hungry. We failed to finish our main courses on all three evenings. We therefore never got to try dessert. The wines while not cheap were of a very good standard for the price. Well worth trying.

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Maidenhead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We arrived at the Pheasant Inn on a cold wet night in January. Inside there was a warm and welcoming bar with a fire going, and the entrance to the Bistro. We had a very good dinner. The fish was well cooked, followed by a chocolate dessert. The Bistro has a lively relaxed atmosphere and you can order local beer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've never been to The Pheasant despite it being on my wish-list for years. However today we went for lunch and it was exceptional. You're taken very good care of with drinks being ordered from the lounge before going into the restaurant. A cosy and comfortable setting, the place is very old and has character. But on to the food.... More 

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workington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Unable to comment on food as we did not stay long enough to sample it. We visited on a Monday lunchtime at the end of December. There was a lady serving in the bar and one loud male customer. The man was 'holding court' and loudly denouncing the newly opened local distillery. There was no greeting to us and no... More 

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Bletchley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wonderful Cambrian hospitality. Excellent local real ale, with two eateries the Bistro was full so we went to the restaurant. Good service and quality food. The well stocked bar was very busy with welcoming locals.

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glasgow
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This country pub we stumbled upon on our last visit to Bassenstwaite, the food was so good we dined again in September. The food is among the best we have ever had and as good if not better than 5 star restaurants. The staff are exceptionally pleasant, there is the choice of dining in the lounge or restaurant, and their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

The Pheasant, sitting close to Bassenthwaite lake some twenty minute's drive west of the M6, may not seem like the obvious location for a gastronomic pit stop when travelling long distance, but for our purposes it was perfect. Access off the adjacent fast road is tricky, but once in the pub car park, the rambling building surrounded by lush greenery,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I dined with the Pheasant Inn on Saturday 29th June for a very special occasion - my father's 70th birthday, however utterly disappointed just about sums up the service and food that my party (4 of us) experienced. Firstly, the Fell restaurant. We sat in the corner of the restaurant with no view of the fells at all except for... More 

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Wales
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked the bistro for Sunday Lunch, well in advance and turned up at the appointed hour. Having recently moved to the area, we were looking forward to adding another Inn to our local repertoire of eateries. Upon ordering we were informed that there was no beef left, and were offered a steak substitute instead. My wife ordered the pork,... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 01768776234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 58 - 78
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

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