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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

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  • 57
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  • 28
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  • 7
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  • 3
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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
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
glasgow
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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UK North West
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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