The Pheasant Inn (Keswick)

Crosthwaite Road, Keswick, CA12 5PP
The Pheasant Inn (Keswick) Outside

The Pheasant Inn is a simple, honest, Lakeland pub serving good home cooked food and real ale. The pub is located on the outskirts of Keswick, on one of the main roads heading out of the town towards the A66. As a result, it tends to pick up a fair amount of passing traffic, as well as being supported by core group of regulars. The pub is a short walk from Keswick’s Fitz Park, and is one of the nearest pubs to the start point for an ascent up Latrigg fell.

Food & Drink

The Pheasant Inn (Keswick) pub

Photo thanks to the Pheasant Inn

The Pheasant Inn is owned by Jennings Brewery which itself is owned by Marstons. The inn has five hand pumps, all serving Marstons Ale. The regular ales are supplied by Jennings which is based in Cockermouth, just 12 miles away. Guest ales may be sourced from Jennings or other Marstons producers.

There is a good choice of other drinks, including draught beers, wines, ciders, and spirits, as well as tea and coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks. The pub is known locally for offering very good value for money compared to other establishments closer to the town centre.

The Menu

The meals at the Pheasant Inn are hearty and wholesome. The inn’s proprietors pride themselves on the home-cooked meals that use locally sourced meat and other ingredients. If you have a big appetite, then you won’t be disappointed. Lunch is served between 12noon and 2pm, with a good choice of sandwiches, paninis, and other light bites available. Alternatively, you can eat from the main menu that is also available between 6pm and 9pm, and comprises of an excellent choice of classic pub dishes.

There is something to suit all tastes with items, such as Lakeland beef pie, prawn platter, and vegetable korma, all featured on the menu. There are daily specials where you might find something a bit more sophisticated, such as stuffed guinea fowl and venison bourguignon. There is a good choice for children, and options for vegetarians and gluten free diets. The pub’s Sunday roast dinner is particularly popular.

Other Features

The Pheasant Inn (Keswick) beer garden

Photo thanks to the Pheasant Inn

The pub has a pleasant beer garden to the rear that sits on a raised terrace with views of the surrounding fells. There is also a small selection of board games for your entertainment.


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