The Pheasant

Bassenthwaite LakeCA13 9YECockermouthUnited Kingdom
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About The Pheasant

The Pheasant is a casual guesthouse situated in Cockermouth. It was originally a 17th-century coaching inn and staging post and is surrounded by landscaped gardens.

There are 15 rooms with traditional Cumbrian touches, floral decor and antiques. Amenities in the room include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and luxury Egyptian linens. All the rooms also have en suite bathrooms with rainfall showerheads and free toiletries, plus garden views.

The Pheasant is a smoke free property. It has two lounges, one with a fireplace, and there is a beautiful landscaped garden. Guests have complimentary access to the spa of a nearby hotel and there’s free parking on-site.

Breakfast is complimentary. There’s a restaurant serving traditional food, a county-style bistro and a bar. Room service is available.

The guesthouse is situated at the north of the Lake District. It’s a six-minute walk from the Bassenthwaite Lake and three miles from Cockermouth Golf Club.


Bassenthwaite Lake, CA13 9YE, Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1768)776234 | Fax: +44(1768)776002 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 02:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Nice, pleasant hotel

The hotel is situated just a stroll away from the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, and is surrounded by a beautiful landscaped garden. Thus the location is very calm and pleasant. The hotel also has a rustic touch and quaint decor giving it a countryside feel. Guests said that they loved the hotel and locality because of its convenience and tranquillity.

Delicious and nicely presented meals

Guests liked the food served at the hotel. All the meals were very tasty, freshly made and well presented. Though the food wasn't served in huge portions, it was good enough as a onetime meal. The homemade shortbread served with afternoon tea was specifically liked and mentioned by many guests. Moreover, guests also said that they enjoyed their meals even more as they had them in the beautiful garden.

Helpful staff

Guests were impressed by the services offered by the staff. They said the staff gave attention to details and never ignored even the smallest concern faced by them. The staff was always helpful and had a friendly attitude.

Negative Reviews

Poor location of the garden

Some guests said that the location of the garden is very disappointing. It's actually located in the car park and therefore gets very noisy. The noise of the car doors slamming and people gathering near the cars for bidding goodbyes is actually annoying at times.

Dated decor

The hotel as well as the rooms have dated decor and need some refurbishment said a few guests. The rooms are basic and can be upgraded to some level.

Deteriorating standard of the restaurant

Some guests said that the restaurant in the hotel was losing its original charm. Serving food took a lot of time, there was mismanagement in the table bookings and the menu selection was also disappointing.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 163 reviews