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The Inn Collection Group revamps Lake District pub in phase one of wider refurb

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Northern pubco The Inn Collection Group has reopened one of the oldest pubs in the Lake District following the completion of the first phase of a full-scale refurbishment.

A former coaching inn, the 17th century The Pheasant Inn in Bassenthwaite reopened following a six-month refurbishment to re-purpose its dining areas along with a revamp of 20 bedrooms.

The inn’s original listed bar, with its red velvet banquettes, oak-panelled walls and eclectic collection of curios remains the same.

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Managing director Sean Donkin said: “The reopening of The Pheasant marks the completion of our first phase to renovate this unique site to enhance its offering for customers while ensuring its provenance and heritage are preserved for future generations of people to eat, drink, sleep and explore from.”

Husband and wife team Chris and Debra Adamson are general managers at The Pheasant Inn.

A second phase of redevelopment is underway to repurpose a cottage within the grounds to provide a further seven rooms including new family-friendly accommodation to create a 27-room site in total.

Alongside The Pheasant, the Alchemy-backed The Inn Collection Group’s Lake District family of inns includes seven further sites in Ambleside, Grasmere, Coniston and Bowness-on-Windermere.

Outside Cumbria, the 25-site group owns pubs with rooms in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Lancashire with further acquisitions on the horizon as it continues to widen its customer base and group presence across the north of England.

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