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The Pheasant Inn
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Bassenthwaite
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York England
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent 2 nights at the Pheasant Inn and loved it. We had a really nice room with a huge bathroom. Ate both nights in the bistro and the food was delicious. There was a cozy bar and lounges with real fires. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Octo1
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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wigan
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90 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed again here, after first staying last year.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Good points; the lounges, the get away from it all location- but with several walks very near the hotel- breakfast ( best fry up ive had anywhere in the world in fact- just lacked crusty bread and sweets eg danish), quaint charming bedroom- wooden beams probably hundreds of years old too-, choice of bistro or restaurant, staff very helpful, an amazing bar, the gardens, hearing the posh voices of many residents!

This doesnt get a 5 start though because1 or 2 minor things.......bathroom wallpaper in disrepair, rooms a touch pricey, breakfast lacked crusty bread and sweet stuff, they put out the lounge fires a touch too early in the evenings.


Overall though excellent, and would visit again, It is still a special (though not cheap) place.

ps the spa offsight is usually fantastic- we had a dissapointing trip there this time as they didnt get the temperatures in the pool and sauna etc right- but hopefully thats a blip. The spa has been fantastic when we visited it the time before

Room Tip: we have our eye on "fellside" next time we visit
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank danbertNobacon
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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

As always all aspects of the stay were top drawer.

Polite and helpful reception.

The rooms are very traditional, this may not be to everyone's tastes, but they are warm, comfortable and welcoming.

We ate fantastic food at both the bistro and the restaurant. The cooked breakfast is in my opinion the best you'll get almost anywhere.

I love the bar.

It's a wonderful country hotel and I look forward to my next visit.....I don't have to wait long thankfully.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark P
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

After a meeting in Leeds, I had a meeting locally, so once more stayed at my favourite place in the Lakes & it did not disappoint me. My room, Derwent was lovely & comfy & after the 2 hour drive it was great to relax in a nice hot bath...and a few early doors in the 'best bar' in Cumbria.
My meal in the Bistro was excellent, traditional prawn cocktail to start, with juicy plump prawns and batterd fish & chips for my main, finished off by pushing the boat out with a naughty rum cheesecake - delicious!
As usual the staff were first class and after a great nights sleep I was eating once more, choosing smoked salmon & scramble egg for breakfast...a perfect start to one of those perfect days in the Lakes, sunny, bright & vivid blue sky's...The Pheasant always delivers, must book another meeting soon.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jchjohn
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Moniaive
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Stayed here with friends for the first time . It was welcoming from the start the warm ambiance and the great staff made us feel like it was our home . We walked talked ate and drank all three days could have stayed more . The room are a little tired but everything else makes up for that . Been trying to rebook but it's always full says a lot . Well done everyone at the pheasant keep it up .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bollondicus
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Southport,U.K.
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44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Lovely large room, facing the garden at the back with good sized bathroom.
Nice lounges with log fires and our favourite pub in the Lake District. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Delightful breakfast, freshly cooked to order.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norfolk, UK
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54 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very well cooked, generous portions and friendly service. Although we ate in the evening after dark you could hardly ask for a more picturesque setting, close to the lake and nestled at the foot of dramatic hills. The bar area was a special treat at the end of our meal with one of the best selections of whiskey I have seen in a pub.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Pheasant Inn
Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pheasant Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating back to the 17th century, this former haunt of the famous huntsman John Peel has been entertaining guests for the past 300 years in the traditional Cumbrian manner with stunning food and refreshment and good old fashioned values. With an abundance of unique period atmosphere and a sense of timelessness with the clever mix of luxurious, contemporary comforts provides The Pheasant a well deserved national and International reputation. ... more   less 
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The Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District

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