About Us

Our story so far...

A family run establishment, The Pheasant Inn has been in the Kershaw family since 1985.

Dating back to around the mid 1600s, the inn was orignally a farmhouse which was at the hub of the community. People often gathered here socially, welcomed by the farmer and his family. Over time it became known locally as 'The Crown Inn' as the royal mail was delivered here.

In 1985 The Crown Inn, was a rather run down country pub in need of some TLC. Walter and Irene Kershaw fell in love with the place and subsequently worked hard to restore and transform the premises.

The Pheasant Inn was born!

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The bars and dining room were carefully refurbished and 8 en-suite bedrooms developed in the adjoining barn and hayloft.

From the outside, The Pheasant Inn is a picture postcard Northumberland Country Inn. Inside, it has a warm country charm and homely atmosphere, with open fires, exposed stone walls, oak beams, traditional bar and an eclectic mix of historic Northumberland memorabilia.

Over a quarter of a century later, we are still welcoming people from every corner of the globe, fishermen, cyclists, walkers, families and people just passing through in need of a relaxing escape.

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The Pheasant Inn can be found nestled in the Northumberland countryside, 20 miles north-west of Hexham and just 1 mile south-east of Kielder Water. With easy access to the A68 from Corbridge to Jedburgh, it provides a perfect place to stay and explore the Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, North East England and the Scottish Borders.

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Awards and reviews

"Good people, good place, good food, good beer."

visitor from London

"An old English pub with modern accommodation in an idyllic spot. Good food, friendly staff ...need I say more? Fitness Centre? The great outdoors!"

visitor from Somerset

"The Kershaws' cooking is fresh, generous and flavoursome, producing wholesome traditional English fare."

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  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Trip Advisor Hall of Fame
  • Visit England Four Star Award
  • Visit England Silver Award
  • Visit England Breakfast Award
  • AA Gold Award 2018
  • AA Breakfast Award 2018
  • AA Dinner Award 2018
  • Alistair Scwdays
  • Walker Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • Cyclists Welcome