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The Pheasant at Keyston

4.5
569 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Worth the Drive
  • Sunday Lunch
The Pheasant started serving top quality food in 1964, before the term gastro-pub had been invented. It"s a beautiful, thatched, traditional inn, 12 miles west of Huntingdon, set in a sleepy farming village. The large bar is a traditional and unspoilt mixture of oak beams, large open fires and simple wooden furniture. At the rear there's a more airy Garden Room with a sunny and stylish patio garden beyond.

The Hoskins family ran it until 2007 - and now (in 2012) have it back, with Simon Cadge as Chef Patron. Great food, a genuinely warm welcome, real ales, award-winning wine list, log fires and a herb garden. Everything you would hope for in a country inn.

** Winner of ‘ Cambridgeshire Dining Pub of the Year 2016’ ( by the good Pub guide) **
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch

Tuesday- Saturday: 12pm - 2pm; Sunday: 12pm - 3:30pm

Dinner

Tuesday - Saturday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01832 710241
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Payment Options
Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Simon Cadge
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Private Party Contact
Gerda Koedijk: 01832 710241
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Parking Details
There is plenty of parking space at the back and at the front of the building
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Special Events & Promotions
The Pheasant at Keyston has a Grill Night on the first Thursday of each month.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Lovely food, very friendly staff and reasonably priced for the quality. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

I’ve been dining here since I was a child..not that long ago!! Quality of service and food has always lived up to expectation. The staff are always welcoming and helpful. The quality of food / menus have proven great value compared to other local options.

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5.0Dined on 4 April 2018

This pub delivers great food along with great, friendly service, time after time. I would definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Excellent service and delicious food! Thank you

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Easy to book and made very welcome. Service good and food tasty.

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We booked Sunday lunch as a group of 5. The food excellent. Our only complaint was how cold the pub was, we sat in our coats throughout the meal and were still chilly. We overheard staff commenting on how cold it was for them also. What's sad as we had Sunday lunch about a month ago and it was very cold then too so would appear this issue is not a one off.
Please sort your heating problems as we would love to come back!

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Menu interesting with some worthwhile inventions as well as a few old standards.
Cooking and execution excellent. Sauces tasty.
Friendly service and no noticeable delay between order and delivery to table.
Wine list worth a read. Suggested pairings good. Pricey enough to keep you sober.
Ambience sort of "Old pub" but good space between tables; conversation can be enjoyed without shouting or hearing others nearby.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Lovely quaint pub in a tiny village.
Well worth the trip off the main road.
Good food and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Excellent lunch. Food a very high standard as usual.

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4.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Superb food but vegetables should never be optional extras.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

We ate from the fixed price menu which offers limited choice. Somehow that does not seem to matter because the food is prepared and presented so well that I would probably thoroughly enjoy my meal even if I asked the chef to pick my courses for me at random. The quality is superb. The food is well supported by the wine menu from which we enjoyed an Australian red. The beer selection too pleased my palette. All this in a cosy village pub just 6 miles from my home. I wonder how I never found it before. I will find it again

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5.0Dined on 8 March 2018

We were recommended to use The Pheasant by friends and we weren’t disappointed. Fabulous food and service.

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Enjoyed sunday lunch. Food all beautifully cooked and presented. Family atmosphere. Efficient service. Good value

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

I'm so glad we chose The Pheasant for my husband's birthday dinner! The restaurant itself has a warm and cozy feel. Service was efficient and helpful -- the suggested wine pairing with my meal was spot on. The food was superb and beautifully presented and we ended up stealing bites of each other's food. We'll definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Fabulous service, very friendly environment and staff. Very good food, although cheese board a bit disappointing. not cheap and wine quite pricey for what it is, however, very enjoyable evening and food very tasty.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

This was a date night with my wife. We had the pleasant surprise of the Curry night special on the menu which we both chose. The presentation and quality of the meal was outstanding and we will look forward to dining at the Pheasant in the near future.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

As ever, delicious food served with great attentiveness and charm. I regularly drive from Norfolk to this delightful pub to meet up with family from Northamptonshire, and we have never been disappointed. A gastronomic experience and a welcome that is rare in its consistency. Bravo to all concerned.

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4.0Dined on 20 February 2018

we have known the Pheasant for many years, but bthis was the first visit for five years. Still the same. Excellent

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Excellent menu choice. friendly staff and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Quite possibly the finest meal I’ve ever had. And I’ve eaten a lot!

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Superb food

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Amazing food, service and atmosphere as always, menu choice was so good didn’t know what to choose, will definitely be back

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

We have lunch/supper usually on racing days at Huntingdon since we are not local. Last week it was to meet up with friends and the food was better than ever - excellent. Think the dining room wallpaper could do with a change!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Fabulous Sunday lunch, have booked in again in a few weeks time.

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

A much anticipated get together with old friends we hadn't seen for a while. The food and service were great. Interesting menu which did not disappoint. We had a range of choices and all of them were lovely. A very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Absolutely superb as it always is. Very welcoming, slick (and friendly) service and really excellent food. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Exceptional customer service from staff, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Excellent food, staff and ambiance! Informative and honest staff and food to die for 😊

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5.0Dined on 31 January 2018

This is a fabulous restaurant. It is not cheap, but still very good value for the quality. Ideal for a quiet evening.

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Having just moved to the village,,,,what a gem!
Warm welcome and service. The Sunday lunch menu was excellent. The Fish pie was tasty with every mouthful, and the roast dinner was delicious. have booked again , so that says it all.
How lucky are we to have a wonderful local.

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3.0Dined on 20 January 2018

This is a very good restaurant indeed. Simon is an accomplished chef. The only noteworthy fault is the organisation of service. We have been here several times, and always the same affliction.... we know good food doesn't appear instantly, but the team, friendlyand kind hearted though they are need some serious training in observing and reacting to their customers. Sitting people down with a menu, then waiting 20 minutes before thinking of taking the order gets very frustrating. Ordering 3 drinks and 15 minutes later still waiting for one of them to arrive isn't great. Forgetting to supply the bill when asked , then having to be reminded is pretty foolish. I have spoken to several folk who come here who all make the same observation, and some have said they are reluctant to come back - everything is so good, save that there has been a serious failing in the ability of the waiting staff to observe their customers and understand what they should do!!!! A modest investment in professional training could correct these errors, but I'm not sure that the owners are aware of them and their significance

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Great atmosphere and good food, however I feel the service was average, particularly around the bar area possibly lack of staff as it was reasonably busy. However, we enjoyed our meal.
I would like personally to see the menu simplified as the flavours were all there, nevertheless they became masked as for me I think the dishes were a little complex.
For me simply high quality ingredients well cooked and presented are the key to a great menu, just my opinion.

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4.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Candlelit restaurant area, well presented tasty food served by efficient and helpful waiting staff. Pretty good value for money too. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 18 January 2018

First time been there, had excellent meal with client, service very good, friendly staff, food really good quality and presented well.

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Excellent 70th birthday celebration with delightful personal touches - always useful to have taught the staff's children (well, almost always! ) and have a son who's worked with the chef! Many thanks for the Happy Birthday truffle. Exquisite! Great to see the Pheasant maintaining the highest standards, great food at reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Had a great boxing day afternoon lunch here, staff were friendly, approachable and appeared at just the right moments , food was amazing and lots of it, loved the atmosphere and would recommend wholeheartedly. Will definitely be visiting again very soon.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

It was roomy round our table. Everyone enjoyed their meals especially the Seabass and pheasant.

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4.0Dined on 22 December 2017

We have often lunched here, usually on our way back to Cambridge after visiting family in Birmingham. It is always a nice treat to come, the food is always very good, the atmosphere is welcoming, warm and friendly. We would recommend the Pheasant to our friends.

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4.0Dined on 21 December 2017

Six of us neighbours celebrated our annual Christmas dinner together Good choice on the set menu No need to pre order Food excellent, service efficient and friendly. Overall very good value for money Would recomend the Pheasant and will go again

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4.0Dined on 18 December 2017

Lovely food but portions very large for such fine dining. Lovely looking restaurant with log fire, comfy chairs and friendly staff. Shame there wern't too many people eating out on the night. We'll be back.

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