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Sunday, 16 January 2011

The Pheasant Inn/Pub Food/Cumwhitton

I was pointed in the direction of The Pheasant Inn by a follower on our Facebook page.

I had to Google it to find out where Cumwhitton is, it is a little village between Carlisle & Brampton, about 12 miles from Carlisle.

A lovely looking country pub, we went on a miserable rainy night, but on a warm summers evening it would be nice to have a drink in the garden.

Beautifully set out inside, with rustic old large tables, nicely set with placemats, cutlery and a decent wine list. 

We were shown to our table, given the menus and our drink order was taken.

There was one Veggie option on the main menu with a note saying "ask about our other Vegetarian options" as there was also a Veggie option on the specials menu I presumed that would be the other option, but how wrong I was !  When I enquired about the other options I was brought a whole new menu with a vast array of gorgeous offerings, with even a couple of Vegan options.  To say I was impressed was an understatement.

I opted to skip a starter, having seen they offered three different Creme Brulees. 

So going straight to main course I had Brie, Mushroom, Cranberry & Spinach Wellington. When the food is served the waiting staff put on white gloves to handle your plates.

It was delicious, served with the most gorgeous chunky fluffy chips and freshly cooked vegetables.

The portions of the chips and veg look a lot smaller than what you would perhaps get in other places, but to be perfectly honest it was refreshingly nice not to be faced with a massive amount of food.  The amount of chips was just perfect, and when we had started eating one of the staff came to the table to ask if we would like more veg or salad - a lovely touch, and so brilliant to offer more rather than just give then excess gets wasted.  Well done Pheasant.

Hubby had a homemade burger.  He said it was "very very nice, tasty, perfectly seasoned".

For dessert I went for the Ginger Creme Brulee served with a shortbread biscuit.

Absolutely gorgeous !!

Hubby had Sticky Toffee Pudding with ice-cream.

Again, he said it was divine, lots of gorgeous toffee sauce, and a quality ice-cream.

We will definately be back, quite regularly I would think. The staff couldn't do enough for you and the place was beautifully clean & tidy - even the toilets were spotless, nicely decorated and well maintained.

The bill came to £32 for two mains, two puds, one large wine and a large coke.

Here are the details for you.

The Pheasant Inn
CA8 9AX:
01228 560 102

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