Whisky Business - a trip round the Lakes Distillery

One of the newest attractions to open in the Lake District is the Lakes Distillery, at Bassenthwaite Lake, offering people the opportunity to see how the largest whisky distillery in England and the Lake District’s first legal (!) distillery operates. Being intrigued by both the prospect of a Lake District Whisky and the fact that it is only a few minutes away from us in Setmurthy, we recently popped in to take a look.


Trip Advisor awards The Pheasant its top honour

Tripadvisor Hall of Fame 2015

This week we were delighted to have been recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner.

The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to businesses that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodation providers, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

Here at The Pheasant we are feeling really proud to have been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame.’ Its testament to the hard work of our staff and our constant commitment to providing outstanding service and quality.

To read some of our recent reviews please take a look at our Trip Advisor page.


Viewing Ospreys at Bassenthwaite Lake

Lake District Ospreys at Bassenthwaite Lake

Here at Bassenthwaite Lake we are lucky enough to have a pair of ospreys breeding for the last 14 years. Ospreys are fish eating birds of prey with an enormous 5 ft wingspan and we are delighted that these magnificent birds of prey keep coming back to the Lake District. This year’s pair have settled in well and are hunting, fishing and importantly mating (!) producing 3 eggs which they are currently keeping warm. 


Easter at Bassenthwaite Lake

Easter is almost upon us and the long weekend gives many of our guests a wonderful opportunity to get away for a few days and recharge their batteries in the beautiful western Lake District.

Here in Bassenthwaite, the daffodils which Wordsworth so famously wrote, about are in full bloom and there can be no lovelier sight than new born lambs gambolling in the fields. There are so many things to do this Easter from lovely lakeside walks at Bassenthwaite, Loweswater and Derwentwater or maybe tackling the more strenuous routes of Skiddaw or Blencathra. On Easter Sunday itself the Bassenthwaite Rotary Club are setting up a fell top Cafe on nearby Latrigg summit in aid of charity. So you can reward yourself with a well-deserved home-made cake or Cumberland sausage roll after the short but steep ascent to the top.


Top 5 Spring Lake District Walks

Spring is most definitely in the air here in the Lake District. The snow on the tops of the mountains has melted, the daffodils are blooming and new born lambs are appearing in our fields. As the days are getting longer and warmer, it is a great time to get out and about for a walk. There are so many great walks near to us here at The Pheasant, so it is really hard to choose, but here are 5 of our favourites which we think are perfect for an English spring day.


Supporting the work of the Children’s Heart Unit Fund

A couple of months ago, whilst in the midst of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Christmas here in the Lake District, we started to think about sending out Christmas cards to our wonderful customers, guests and friends.

Whilst cards are a lovely way to wish people all the best for the festive season, we took a decision to not send any last year, but decided instead to make a donation to charity of what we would have spent on cards and postage.

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Bassenthwaite Lake
CA13 9YE

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

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