Christmas menu at The Pheasant Inn

Christmas menu 2014 at The Pheasant Inn, Kielder

Here at The Pheasant Inn Kielder we believe it’s never too early to mention the Christmas word, and we’re pleased to say we have just put the finishing touches to our special Christmas menu, available on a pre-booked basis from 28th November to 20th December.

Robin has put together a mouth-watering three course set menu which as well as including traditional juicy turkey with all the seasonal trimmings also features our famous slow roasted Northumbrian lamb with a rosemary and redcurrant jus, or steamed fillets of plaice filled with prawns served with a lemon and parsley sauce, or a vegetarian option of baked aubergine stuffed with roasted vegetables, feta cheese and walnuts.

On the starters menu we are offering home-made chicken liver parfait with apple and ginger chutney, mildly spiced parsnip soup or twice baked Northumberland cheese soufflé that I can promise you will just melt in the mouth.

Diners who have room to squeeze down a dessert can choose from traditional Christmas pudding and brandy sauce, warm chocolate cake served with cream or Beckleberry’s clotted cream ice cream, or an absolutely delicious panna cotta with caramelised oranges and Cointreau – pudding heaven.

The Christmas bar will as usual be featuring our expertly-kept real ales, fine wines, a 50-strong range of fine malt whiskies and eight different types of gin, to tempt our diners to linger by the open fires until long after sensible people are in bed.  Speaking of which, with eight very comfortable ensuite rooms we can accommodate up to 18 people overnight, which means no one has to drive. 

The three course menu is priced at a very reasonable £22.50 and includes coffee and after dinner mints.

If this has got your mouth watering and you’re looking for a relaxing Christmas evening away with a group of family or friends, give us a call to check availability. Christmas is the season of goodwill and hospitality, and you won’t find a warmer Northumbrian welcome than our great team offers at The Pheasant – come and see us soon.   

National award win for the Pheasant Inn, Kielder

The news that The Pheasant at Kielder has been awarded a ‘Nicely Priced’ award from the prestigious Sawday’s ‘Special Places to Stay’ Hotel Guide has put a real spring in our step over the last few weeks.

Sawday’s is the guide that everyone wants to be seen in, covering the cream of British hotels and B&Bs from the highlands of Scotland down to the tip of Penzance. It’s not a guide you can pay to be listed in, every establishment it recommends is in there on merit and we are proud that for the last 15 years our lovely Northumberland pub and B&B has been in there, lined up alongside some really special places to stay. 

Editor Tom Bell came all the way up to Kielder to present our award and enjoyed one of our special Northumberland breakfasts, bursting with fresh and tasty ingredients from our local suppliers.

This is what Sawday’s has to say about us: “A super little inn lost in beautiful country, the kind you hope to chance upon. The Kershaws run it with great passion and an instinctive understanding of its traditions. The bars are wonderful. Brass beer taps glow, 100-year old photos of the local community hang on stone walls, the clock above the fire keeps perfect time. Fires burn, bowler hats and saddles pop up here and there, varnished ceilings shine. House ales are expertly kept, Timothy Taylor's and Wylam waiting for thirsty souls. Fruit and vegetables come from the garden, while Robin's lovely food hits the spot perfectly, perhaps twice-baked cheese soufflé, slow-roasted Northumberland lamb, brioche and marmalade bread and butter pudding; as for Sunday lunch, The Observer voted it 'Best in the North'. Bedrooms in the old hay barn are light and airy, cute and cosy, great value for money. You're in the Northumberland National Park – no traffic jams, not too much hurry. You can sail on the lake, cycle round it or take to the hills and walk. For £10 you can also gaze into the universe at the Kielder Observatory (best in winter). Brilliant.”

Our team works really hard to give everyone a warm welcome and great service during their stay with us, so it’s lovely to have been given an official stamp of approval for their efforts. If you will forgive us a tiny boast, we are the only North East pub and one of only three places in the UK to receive this award, so we are absolutely delighted to have brought it home to our beautiful region. 

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