The food-lover’s dream - Visit us during the Taste Cumbria Festival, Cockermouth

If, like us, you enjoy all things foodie, you'll love this one. For the eighth year running, Taste Cumbria is returning to Cockermouth this September to treat us all to mouthwatering meals and scrumptious puddings. The two day event, organised for the weekend of the 23-24 September, has quickly become Cumbria's biggest and best food festival. What better place to stay for the festival than The Pheasant Inn!?


Our New Summer Menu at the Bistro

The Bistro at The Pheasant Bassenthwaite

The new Summer menu has arrived at our family-friendly Bistro and is packed full of delicious, mouth-watering dishes. While our new menu features lots of new additions, we've also kept a hold of some of our most popular dishes including Fish & Chips, Twice-Baked Local Cheese Soufflé and our scrumptious Confit of Duck.


Meet the team at the Pheasant Inn

Steven at The Pheasant

In our recent AA inspection, the great service and hospitality of our staff was praised by the Inspector. In particular, our trainee business manager Steven Hodgson was singled out and we thought we would introduce him to you by asking him a few questions. Steven has been working here as an apprentice since August 2016 when we were looking to give somebody local the opportunity to train to be a manager at The Pheasant Inn. He is passionate about great service and often gets complimented by our hotel and restaurant guests.


5 ways to spend your Easter break in the Lake District

Mirehouse, Bassenthwaite Lake

Easter will be soon be here with the promise of a long weekend and where better than to recharge your batteries in the beautiful Lake District. The daffodils, which Wordsworth so famously wrote, are in full bloom, the days are lighter and lovely lambs are filling the fields.

Here in the Lake District there are so many things to do this Easter from exhiliarating walks to visiting fascinating historic houses with dramatic tales to tell. Here is our round up of great ways to spend your Easter break in the Lake District and we hope to see you soon.


Fine Dining Lake District Restaurant awarded two AA Rosettes

Goat Cheese Parfait

We are absolutely delighted to share the news that our fine dining Fell Restaurant has scooped two coveted AA Rosettes.

Head Chef Jonathon Bell only took up his position at The Pheasant at the start of the year and to be awarded two rosettes and after just ten weeks in post is truly fantastic. We are very proud of the excellent food Jonathon produces each day and really pleased to see The Pheasant recognised for all the hard work and effort we put in to preparing and serving exceptional Cumbrian food.


New Spring Menu at our Lake District Bistro

Home cured Pastrami, pickled beets, horseradish cream, watercress salad

Our new Spring menu has now arrived in our Bistro and is packed full of mouth-watering dishes. In fact, just writing about it on here has made us feel very hungry! The new menu features some of our most popular dishes such as our Home-Made Scotch Egg, Twice Baked Local Cheese Soufflé, Confit of Duck and our delicious Fish and Chips. However, joining these are a selection of new seasonal spring dishes created by our Head Chef Jonathon Bell including Thai Infused Chicken Curry, Shoulder of Lamb and Fillet of Hake with Saffron Potato.

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The Pheasant Inn
Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE

Tel: +44 (0) 17687 76234
Email: reception@the-pheasant.co.uk

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