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The Bistro at The Pheasant

Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
+44 17687 76234
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“shepherds pie” (3 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
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1 - 10 of 291 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Dined here on Thursday evening ,it was fully booked but service was efficient and friendly. The atmosphere was very lively as the place was full and all the food that we had was very well cooked and presented. We asked for a bottle of wine...More

Thank rbrooks626
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner on an overnight stay. Excellent food, nice wines, nice friendly helpful, professional staff.

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been quite a while since my last visit but The Bistro remains one of my favourites in West Cumbria! The staff are great, lovely down to earth, friendly service. The food is great. I had a prawn cocktail followed by a wonderful game stew....More

Thank andi_wilson
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are very pleased we remain one of your favourites! We appreciate your feedback. Please do come back to us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant experience with excellent pub-grub and excellent and attentive service. The fish, chips and mushy peas were excellent - a rather large portion of beautifully crispy battered fish with hand-cut chips and a small bowl of mushy peas. Cost was reasonable.

Thank BigRon40
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very happy you enjoyed your lunch with us! Thank you for taking the time to review, we hope you come back to us soon.

Reviewed March 20, 2018

This might be pricey but it is a real gem. Excellent service in the bar and good food in the bistro. Highly recommend.

Thank northerntraveller750
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your very positive review, much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us!

Reviewed March 3, 2018

We were staying in a Premier inn at Cockermouth and the Brewers Fayre restaurant was so poor, we called into the Pheasant on the off chance that they would have a free table, unfortunately they did not have room in the main dining room but...More

Thank Johng59
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

So happy to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope that we get to welcome you for a stay next time!

Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We came upon the Pheasant by chance (signposted from A66). A very traditional country inn - just what we like. The staff were very friendly and helpful and although not booked quickly found us a table. I had sea bass fillet and my wife had...More

Thank AndrewDavidC
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed it here and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed February 14, 2018

On a couple of previous visits the bar has been packed but on a quiet mid-week night you can properly appreciate what an atmospheric traditional room it is, all dark wood and glossy tan walls. We had a drink there whilst perusing the menu and...More

Thank milimana
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

So happy you enjoyed your visit. We agree our bar is the star! Along with our food. We hope you can welcome you again soon.

Reviewed January 4, 2018

We booked the Bistro for 8.00 pm. Arrived at 10 to 8, sat in lounge drinks and menu arrived, approx 8.25 order taken. 8.30 shown our table. after a few requests our starters arrived at 9.10 pm! Finally finished our meal at approx 9.40, had...More

1  Thank Frances P
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us, we are disappointed to hear that it wasn't what you had hoped but are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and surroundings. Thank you for your feedback, we will look into this.

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent and very nice clean tables. The staff very helpful and special food. We will come back ASAP.

Thank Ercu F
Matthew W, Manager at The Bistro at The Pheasant, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to welcome you back very soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bassenthwaite Lake | The Pheasant Inn, Bassenthwaite, Keswick CA13 9YE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick  >  Bassenthwaite
  • Phone Number: +44 17687 76234
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Description
For a less formal occasion or an impromptu lunch, the Bistro at The Pheasant uses the same expertise to select the best Cumbrian produce and create something special for every guest. The Bistro is open for lunches (from 12pm til 2.30pm), including Sunday Lunch, and evening meals (from 6pm til 9pm) every day of the week. Our early bird and children's menus are available from 6-7pm.
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