The Pheasant Inn

Lake District, Cumbria


Pheasant Inn


Pheasant Inn










Breakfast and a two-course dinner at a 17th century former coaching inn on Bassenthwaite Lake

There's quaint - and there's The Pheasant Inn quaint. Tucked away at the bottom of Sale Fell, metres from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, this 300-year-old former coaching inn is positively spilling over with old-world charm.

Set in its own well-tended English rose gardens, through which weaves a pretty garden path, The Pheasant Inn is a cosy muddle of exposed beams, low ceilings, crackling log fires and original oak furnishings. As well as its delightfully traditional guest rooms (which are by no means short of modern comforts), the inn boasts an eccentric, antiquated bar serving fine ales and two country restaurants serving locally-sourced menus of upmarket and comforting dishes.

The rooms are located just a 10-minute drive from scenic Keswick and Cockermouth. For a relaxing venture, our members can enjoy complimentary access to a luxury off-site spa located in an historic country hotel nearby.

Our offers include a choice of rooms, breakfast and a nightly two-course dinner in the bistro with a glass of house wine each and complimentary access to the facilities of an off-site spa.

Excellent for
Relaxing Food Country UK and Ireland Scenery

We like

  • The thoroughly English charm of this former coaching inn
  • The pretty garden paths
  • The Lake District, with its miles of awe-inspiring natural beauty
  • Cosy log fires and exposed beams

Second opinion

  • To find out more about this hotel, please visit their website
  • To read guest reviews, check out - from whom the inn has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence
  • Compare our rates with those available elsewhere online, starting with

Can't commit to booking right now?

Hold a date for only £25 while you decide.

  • Pay £25 to hold a date until the end of the sale.
  • If you choose to buy it, the money will go towards your purchase, if not, the cash will be credited to your Secret Escapes account.

Important: Please note, this is not a deposit, complete or guaranteed booking; holding the date simply prevents other members from swooping in and booking your preferred date while you're still having a think about it. Secret Escapes will not be liable for expenses incurred should that date not be available to book and a hold is cancelled.

For more details, please see our FAQ page.