Bassenthwaite’s The Pheasant Inn a “paw-some” place for dogs

One of the Lake District’s oldest inns is officially a paw-some place for dogs and their owners after being shortlisted as one of the UK’s Best Pubs for Dogs at the 2022 Great British Pub Awards.

The Pheasant Inn at Bassenthwaite was one of six establishments nominated in the category which recognises those venues that tailor their offerings to welcome guests and their four-legged friends.

Operated by northern pubco The Inn Collection Group, the 17th century inn and its team embrace the wider company’s dog-friendly policies that operate across 31 sites in the north of England.

From staples including fresh water and complimentary treats The Pheasant Inn has dog dedicated areas throughout, including rooms with easy access to venue’s grounds for doggie comfort breaks and walkies.

Alongside the accommodation, the pub also offers dogs a range of meals and even beers that canine companions can enjoy as their owners’ tuck into delicious, freshly prepared Cumbrian fare.

Located close to Bassenthwaite Lake, dog-friendly walks and trails are available directly from the Inn’s front doors, further enhancing its appeal to those looking to get away together with their pets.

There is even a Stick Library available where treasures retrieved by previous pooch guests can be collected and taken out into the great outdoors.

After their efforts earned nomination in 2022’s gala ceremony, the team are now fully focused on going one better and lifting the award in 2023.

General manager Debra Adamson said: “We are delighted that we made the shortlist at this year’s awards. The Pheasant Inn is genuinely a pub with rooms that is welcoming to dogs and their owners.

“We’re all dog lovers here with our own resident dogs Logan and AJ, so being able to advise guests on how to make sure both they and their pets make the most of The Pheasant Inn and the local area is really rewarding.

“Our location is superb for people wanting to get away with their dogs and we’re going to build on our finalist status and aim to take the overall title in the future.”