Last week, we were delighted to receive the news that The Pheasant Inn had been included in the 2017 Good Food Guide, sitting alongside illustrious names such as L'Enclume and The Fat Duck. The guide, owned by Waitrose, was first published in 1951 and lists the best 600 places throughout Britain to eat.
We are seeing more and more people who like to bring their four legged furry friends on holiday with them and we have 4 rooms where dogs (and their well-behaved owners) can stay. However, bringing your dog with you on holiday isn't always as straightforward as just finding dog friendly accommodation, you also need to know that there are places where dogs are welcome for days out.
2016 is the year of the English Garden and the Lake District has no shortage of beautiful gardens to visit. With summer approaching many of the gardens are really blooming into life and now is a great time to explore. From cottage style to gardens to formal estates with world famous plants and topiary there is a great day out to be found. The hardest decision will be deciding which one to visit first.
The poet William Wordsworth called the English Lake District “the loveliest spot that man hath found,” and he is not alone as stunning scenery of the Lake District and Cumbria have influenced a great many writers and poets. Whilst staying at the Pheasant you can visit the homes of William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and Beatrix Potter or see the places that inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson, Edward Fitzgerald and Arthur Ransome.
Easter sees the opening of many of the great houses and stately homes around the Lake District which offer a great way to spend a day out. We are lucky to have a great many wonderful historic houses to visit here in the Lake District, packed with wonderful possessions and antiques created by world renowned artists and craftsmen and stories of our rich and turbulent past. Beyond the grand buildings are often extensive and beautifully laid out grounds and gardens to explore. If you are looking for inspiring things to do on your next trip take a look at www.cumbriaslivingheritage.co.uk and here are our top 5 historic houses to visit within easy reach of The Pheasant Inn.