“Warm and friendly team at the heart of this Northumberland country inn” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Pheasant Inn is ideally located just a short distance from Kielder Water and the ever popular Kielder Observatory. This is a traditional, charming country inn; it has character, good food and warm hospitality. Bright modern bedrooms, some with their own entrances, can be found in stone buildings adjoining the inn. Delicious home-cooked meals are served in the bar with its low-beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls, or in the attractive dining room. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. EV charging station in the car park is an added benefit.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 8
- Family bedrooms: 1
- Bedrooms ground: 5
- Children welcome
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 3
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Dinner Served
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About the area
If it’s history you’re after, there’s heaps of it in Northumberland. On Hadrian’s Wall you can imagine scarlet-cloaked Roman legionaries keeping watch for painted Pictish warriors while cursing the English weather and dreaming of home. Desolate battlefield sites and hulking fortresses such as Alnwick, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Warkworth are reminders that this, until not so very long ago, was a contested border region. The ruins of Lindisfarne bear witness to the region’s early Christian history.
Northumberland also has some of Britain’s best beaches. On summer days, and even in winter, you’ll see surfers and other brave souls making the most of the coast. Inland, there are some great walks and bike rides in the dales of the Cheviot Hills and the Simonsides – just hilly enough to be interesting, without being brutally steep. There's dramatic scenery in the High Pennines, where waterfalls plunge into deep valleys, and there are swathes of heather-scented moorland. Northumberland National Park covers over 400 square miles of moorland and valleys with clear streams and pretty, stone-built villages. It’s just the place for wildlife watching too. You’ll find flocks of puffins, guillemots and other seabirds around the Farne Islands, and seals and dolphins offshore.
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