Celebrating 30 years at The Pheasant Inn

This lovely old black and white picture shows a previous owner of the property, Minnie Nevan. We can hardly believe it but last month saw the celebration of The Pheasant Inn having been in the capable hands of the Kershaw family for 30 years.

The building dates back to the mid- 1600s and was originally a farmhouse. The story goes that the farmer and his family were sociable types and over time people tended to gather there for a drink and a bite to eat and as the Royal Mail was delivered here it eventually became known locally as The Crown Inn.

When we spotted the pub in 1985 we  fell in love with the place, despite the fact it was obviously in need of some love and attention. A detailed refurbishment included creating eight comfortably-furnished en-suite bedrooms in what had been the barn and hayloft, and the place was transformed into The Pheasant Inn.

As a family we took the decision many years ago that The Pheasant Inn would always be true to its roots. You won’t find us making any lavish claims or using flowery descriptions, we are a traditional welcoming country inn serving good home-cooked food, wine and real ales and offering competitively priced Northumberland bed and breakfast accommodation. 

Over the years we have had a great team of staff around us, all working hard to give our customers a warm welcome and great service. We are proud to be the custodians of such a well-loved feature of the local landscape, and hopeful of another 30 years of welcoming visitors and locals through our doors.

Looking back at our history has brought quite a lump to our throats when we think of all the locals and visitors who have walked through our door. Why not join us in the bar next time you are passing, and we will raise a glass to The Pheasant Inn, and all those past and present who have helped to make it such a lovely place to live, work and relax.  

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