We have just spent a weekend at the Pheasant Inn for our 22nd wedding anniversary and we couldn't have found a better place to spend it.
From the start, we knew we were in for a superb stay as we received a very warm welcome as soon as we walked through the door. We didn't have to wait around and were shown straight to our room.
The room (we stayed in the four poster) was lovely and also absolutely spotless. The bed was very comfortable and even though, being 6' 3" I thought my feet may stick out of the bottom of the bed, they didn't. We had 2 nights of excellent sleep.
The food in the restaurant is absolutely out of this world. We ate dinner on both evenings, and my wife had the Sea Bass twice, as it was so nice. I had the Steak and Ale Pie the first evening and veal on the second, and both were excellent. I have never seen so much steak in a pie before in my life - it was absolutely crammed. Portion sizes are really very good too. I can also highly recommend the seps and also the olives and selection of breads (which are classed as nibbles to share, but we had as starters on the second night ). All the meals we had looked absolutely stunning when it arrived, but also tastes superb too. The portion sizes are also absolutely spot on. You wont leave the restaurant wanting more, but you wont come out feeling bloated either.
The breakfast was also fantastic, particularly the full English breakfast, and the sausages are to die for. The plates are absolutely red hot and the breakfast appears to be cooked to order as everything feels freshly cooked and is not swimming in grease or oil.
The thing that really has to be appreciated is the customer service. It was so friendly, and we were treated so warmly that it felt like we had been going there for years. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone (and I mean everyone) went out of their way to look after us. I could not fault one member of staff. Even down to the small things like every member of staff saying good morning when we came down, made a real difference.
Also, the surrounding area is beautiful. We spent a day visiting Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendall and Windemere and had a great day.
I could go on a lot more, but all in all, I cannot recommend the Pheasant in highly enough. We will definitely be going back without any hesitation and cant wait....
If you are thinking of staying in or near the lakes, stay at the pheasant, you absolutely wont be disappointed.
We didnt see any of the other rooms, but can highly recommend the four poster.
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