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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
DH14
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Maidenhead
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Maidenhead
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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3 reviews 3 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Following my 'average' review in August 2013, I must congratulate the staff (kitchen & front of house) for the improved service. The same menu is now served in the bistro and dining room with an additional small charge added for the more formal setting in the dining room (amuse bouche incuded, very tasty). The bistro is now very popular and... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

went for walk in the forestry nearby then stopped for Sunday lunch. It is a old coaching inn iwth character. It was about three quarters full and the staff were very polite showing us to our table and taking a drinks order. We then both ordered the roast pork and that arrived before the drinks. I wouldn't have thougth a... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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