The Pheasant Inn

Stannersburn
Hexham
Northumberland
NE48 1DD

+44 01434 240382

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 579 reviews
Find within approx miles of The Pheasant Inn

Check availability for The Pheasant Inn

Check-in for night(s)

Awards

Visit Britain Breakfast Award Visit Britian Silver Award Visit Britain Families Welcome Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome

Overview

This historic 17thC inn is run with an instinctive understanding of its traditions. The stone walls hold old photos of the community; from colliery to smithy, a vital record of its past. The bars are wonderful: brass beer taps glow, anything wooden has been polished to perfection and the clock above the fire keeps perfect time.

The house ales are expertly kept - Timothy Taylors, and local beers from Wylam Brewery. Robin cooks with relish nothing too fancy but more than enough to keep a smile on your face: fresh fish simply cooked, game and mushroom pie and slow roasted Northumberland Lamb. As for Sunday Lunch The Observer readers voted it one of the best in the North.

Bedrooms in the purpose-built annexe and the old hay barn are simple and tidy, not grand but cosy, and you'll get a piping hot breakfast the next morning - accompanied maybe by a view of the sheepdogs bringing the herd in for shearing. This is the glorious Northumberland National Park - no traffic jams, no rush and don't miss the sculpture at Kielder. Kielder Water is the largest man made lake in Europe and has the least light polluted skies.

Try everything from sailing to golfing, nature safaris to working forest visits. Visit the new Observatory, or further a field Northumberland's top tourist attactions: Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Hadrian's Wall and Forts plus countless castles, rolling countryside and miles of rugged coastline. Then hire bikes and cycle round the lake, or saddle up a pony and take to the hills. close to Kielder Water. Fishing, riding and all water sports are nearby, as are the Scottish Borders and Hadrian's Wall.

The Pheasant Inn features in the itinerary...
Relax

Room information for The Pheasant Inn

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Family ensuite room 1 4
£100.00
B&B per room per night
Min: £100.00 - Max: £145.00
Twin ensuite room 3 2
£100.00
B&B per room per night
(£80.00 single occupancy)
Min: £100.00 - Max: £110.00
Double ensuite room 4 2
£100.00
B&B per room per night
(£80.00 single occupancy)
Min: £100.00 - Max: £110.00
Single ensuite room 1 1
£80.00
B&B per person per night
Min: £70.00 - Max: £80.00
Total capacity: 19
Dogs / pets allowed at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Pet friendly
Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement ONLY, with a £5 nominal fee. We request that you bring your own pet’s bedding and if possible a cage. Unfortunately we can’t invite them into the dining area or bar.
Licenced premises at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Licenced premises
Tea / coffee facilities at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
Child / family friendly at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Family friendly
Childrens facilities at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Childrens facilities
Please contact us prior to arrival to check on items required
Car parking available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Car parking available
Cycle friendly at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Cycle friendly
Online booking at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Book online
Credit / debit cards accepted at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
We don't accept American Express
Cycle friendly at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Cycle friendly
DVD player available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation DVD equipment
En-suite at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation En-suite
Evening meals at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Evening meals
Guest garden at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Garden for guest use
Ground floor bedrooms at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Ground floor bedrooms
Hairdryer available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Hairdryer
Licenced premises at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Licenced premises
Linen provided at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Linen provided
Log fire / Open fireplace at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Log fire / Open fireplace
Packed lunches available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Packed lunches available
Restaurant / cafe on site at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Restaurant / Cafe on site
Short breaks available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Short breaks available
Special diets catered for at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Special diets catered for
Contact us prior to arrival for any special dietary requirements
Tea / coffee facilities at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
TV available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Television
Walker friendly at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Walker friendly
Laundry / washing facilities at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
WiFi available at The Pheasant Inn Inn Accommodation WiFi
Sleep quality
Sleep quality
Value
Value
Service
Service
Rooms
Rooms
Cleanliness
Cleanlinessy
Location
Location
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence
tripadvisor
04/02/2018

Disappointing meal


,
My family and I visited the Pheasant Inn last night for a meal, prior to visiting the Kielder observatory. I had booked a few weeks in advance for 6pm, but we arrived slightly earlier. We were advised that they didn't open until 6pm, but were free to take our seats at the table. After making our choices from the blackboard, we waited in anticipation for the meal, after a short time we were informed that the chicken was not stuffed with goats cheese, but would haggis be ok, we agreed this was an acceptable option. We waited about 30 mins for the food, and when it arrived the portions were quite small, and the accompanying vegetables were cold, when asked some time later if everything was ok, my husband informed the staff that the vegetables were cold, and we were not offered any replacements or apology. This was our second visit to the Pheasant, the first one being very nice , but it is very unlikely that we will visit again to be subjected to poor, disorganised customer service, and overpriced sub standard food. I hope things improve , as it is a lovely place in beautiful surroundings.
tripadvisor
14/01/2018

Excellent country pub


carlouk07, Jedburgh, United Kingdom
Went to the pheasant for a few pints after Woking at the wintercamp at Kielder forest Was grated with a very warm welcome from all staff on that night . The barmaids were very knowledgable regarding the dam and surrounding areas Well worth a visit .
tripadvisor
12/01/2018

Superb in every way


gerry w, Wigan, United Kingdom
Excellent warm large rooms, which where spotlessly clean. The on-suite bathroom was exactly the same - spotlessly clean and warm. We arrived late (after 11pm) but someone was there to assist. In the morning the breakfast was terrific.
tripadvisor
07/01/2018

Lovely evening meal and fab location! :)


Steffiy44,
We stayed one night as we were doing a night run in Kielder. The room was lovely the bedding was particularly comfortable. The evening meal was delicious. Two of the group are vegetarian so we let them know ahead and they made a vegetarian cooked breakfast. Sandra was very friendly and kind member of staff. Thank you for our lovely trip :)
tripadvisor
29/11/2017

In some ways good but some disappointments


higvin, Brussels, Belgium
First the positives. Close to the spectacular Cheviot Hills and Hadrian's Wall. Ancient inn with cosy public rooms. Our room (4) was a decent size and had a very comfortable king-size bed. But it was disappointing that while the inn is close to lovely countryside, its immediate surroundings aren't as great as you might think. There are lots of pine plantations nearby and the artificial lake Kielder Water we thought was underwhelming - although no doubt great for water sports enthusiasts. If there were good walks from the hotel they weren't obvious and staff weren't informative or especially responsive to our interest ('go and look at the brochures'). Also it's not entirely the silent rural idyll you might expect. There's a local through-road at the front of the hotel and while night times were generally quiet, if you have a room facing the road, as we did, you'll hear vehicles going by regularly from early in the morning, many to do with the local timber industry. Over three nights we found the food pretty good. We enjoyed the roast lamb, the partridge, the salmon and various pies (game and mushroom; steak and kidney). Excellent local draught beer and some good wines on offer (we liked the Italian Pinot Grigio and Sicilian Nero D'Avola). But, while the website gives the impression of cozy firelit rooms where guests are welcome to sit and read, this is not entirely accurate. On one evening, when, admittedly, there were only six customers and, other than us, they were all in the dining room, where there was a lit fire, we were told the fire in the bar we were sitting in couldn't be lit because there weren't enough customers. On another evening, when a fire was allowed in the bar, it was slightly unpleasant to have to listen to senior staff gossiping about junior staff to other junior staff. As to the fires, I did wonder whether possibly more people would come if the place felt more welcoming with a fire lit on cold evenings irrespective of the number of customers. In a similarly cost cutting way, unless you asked for two eggs for a cooked breakfast, you received only one - and, while it did ensure we were off and out exploring first thing in the morning, the strict 8 to 9 breakfast hours were not hugely relaxing for a holiday (bear in mind too that the kitchen closes at 8.30 on the dot in the evening). Despite the high price of accommodation, staff cleaning our room on one occasion left us with a third of a bottle of shampoo and a sliver of leftover soap when they ought to have supplied new. One morning there was only one staff member serving at breakfast - which meant service was predictably slow. And the door into the bathroom didn't close - and I'd say hadn't for some time. Why didn't they notice this and fix it? A bit below what you might expect for £110 a night. While the Pheasant has attractive aspects, the warmth of welcome, attention to care of guests and the limited knowledge of staff about walks in the immediate area mean that it didn't match our experience at other old pubs we've stayed at in England's north, for instance the Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk in County Durham or the George at Hubberholme in the Yorkshire Dales.
https://images.visitnorthumberland.com/The-Pheasant-Inn/vn-medium-Exterior.jpghttps://images.visitnorthumberland.com/The-Pheasant-Inn/vn-medium-Exterior.jpgstay@thepheasantinn.com

Photo: https://images.visitnorthumberland.com/The-Pheasant-Inn/vn-medium-Exterior.jpg

URL: http://www.thepheasantinn.com


Search for accommodation

Search for things to do

Search for events

Sign up for our newsletter


Discover our dark skies at #NlandStars
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard