Located at the foot of sale Fell and near to Bassenthwaite Lake, you will find the
peaceful Pheasant Inn. Built in the 17th century the Pheasant was a favourite of
John Peel and has continued entertaining travellers for over 300 years with its
traditional Lake District atmosphere and tasty local food.
The pheasant has a sense of tradition, period atmosphere as well as providing
modern luxury which have gained the Pheasant and outstanding reputation both in the UK and abroad.
Just having a drink at the Pheasant, you can get a taste of the professional service of the experienced staff. The bar is one of the most well-known and famous bars in theLakes. Full of local characters who aren’t afraid to give their opinions!
The furnishings are completely unique I could be said that many of them are
genuine antiques. As for the paint on the walls, well a heady combination of yacht varnish and old cigarette smoke give it a traditional pub feel. The bar is decorated with two paintings by the well-known Lakeland artist Edward H Thomson, who used his paintings to guarantee free beer on his regular visits.
The bar and pub the Pheasant boasts some excellent beers including Bass, Bluebird bitter and Corby ale.
Bass doesn’t have much of ahead and is rich amber in colour. The multi-flavours are very pure and it has quite a rich body. It is an excellent pint to try, extremely smooth with great taste.
Bluebird bitter as a full head and is a more light amber or even golden beer will stop quite spicy and hoppy, this bitter extremely refreshing. It has a certain multi-nurse with a hint of barley. A wonderful English bitter.
Corby ale has a fresh, hoppy taste but it doesn’t overpower the drinker. Quite
creamy to taste with a slight smokiness, almost stout like aroma. Quite a well
balanced beer and an excellent first brew from this outstanding microbrewery.
So now you know about the beer available at the Pheasant, but what of its
surroundings. Well the Pheasant has its own delightful gardens with woodland
nearby stretching out towards the beautiful town of Keswick. Cockermouth isn’t far away and the Lakeshore of Bassenthwaite Lake makes for an excellent walk.
The Pheasant won a certificate of excellence award from trip advisor in May 2011, why not find out for yourself what an excellent establishment this is. For more information please visit the website at www.the pheasant.co.uk