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The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite welcomes a new Head Chef

Mark Dickson
Mark Dickson

[T]he Pheasant at Bassenthwaite has welcomed a brand new Head Chef to its team.

Mark Dickson from near Inverness, who joins The Pheasant from a two AA Rosette background, honed his craft at renowned restaurants including the Michelin starred Peat Inn in Scotland and has run the kitchen in many highly rated hotels.

Mark is passionate about high quality local, seasonal produce and his signature style features homely dishes, created using classical methods and intricate techniques, with a contemporary twist.

Matthew Wylie, who runs The Pheasant said: “We are delighted to welcome Mark and are incredibly excited about the changes he is making to our menus.

“We have long prided ourselves on offering exceptional food, with everything created in-house and Mark is absolutely embracing that.”

The Pheasant, a 200 year old traditional coaching inn just minutes from the shores of Bassenthwaite, offers two choices for diners; its contemporary Bistro provides relaxed dining and gorgeous wholesome food, while its Fell restaurant offers an indulgent fine dining experience and an elegant setting.

To find out more about The Pheasant please visit

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