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The Pheasant at Keyston, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

The Pheasant at Keyston

4.6
4.6
135 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Pheasant is a traditional thatched pub restaurant nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside at the heart of the beautiful village of Keyston located 15 miles from Huntingdon or just 4.5 miles from Raunds. Honest, fresh, and locally sourced food forms part of the modern British menu with a twist complemented by an extensive yet eclectic wine list.

What makes The Pheasant stand out is its two beautiful but very different areas inside for guests to choose from. In the relaxed yet bustling bar with an open fire, comfy chairs, and bar stools you will find a selection of real ales, cocktails, and mocktails as well as the extensive wine list and bar snacks. Alternatively, the recently redecorated bright and airy restaurant at the back of the building with views over the country garden and surrounding fields sets the scene for a romantic dinner or family or business lunch and is ever popular.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01832 710303
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 135 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Overall

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Food

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Service

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Ambience

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Best Value

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for business meals

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cambridge/Cambridgeshire

    Most Booked

135 Reviews
  1. MartinF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable dinner with tasty food, great choice and welcoming, polite and efficient, staff. What more do you want.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu selection was limited for main meals unless you like pub classics. There was no chicken selection for main meal and only one fish choice. Service was good although was not consistent and kept being served by different people. One of the ladies who served us, we asked for some butter, and instead of going to get it, she sat down with her friends and chatted for a bit whilst my husbands dinner was going cold. Unfortunately we shall not be returning, although a lovely location.

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  3. PaulPE28

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was really nice and we were sat In a quiet area as we requested. Korean chicken starter was particularly excellent. Reasonably priced.

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  4. LYndeyloo

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff and a delicious Sunday roast. Excellent quality ingredients and plenty of meat. Thank you.

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  5. HannahW

    Hertfordshire

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been in years, and it’s been renovated beautifully. The staff all seemed very young when we arrived but their service was absolutely flawless! So welcoming, efficient and friendly. Food just outstanding. Sourdough A1. We will be back! The table water which is standard in so many European restaurants is just brilliant too. Couldn’t fault a thing, 10/10.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time back for a long while. A great lunch. We will be back.

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  7. DawnC

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fabulous Sunday lunch, flavoursome tender roasts cooked to perfection. Great service and friendly atmosphere.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This was nice experience with interesting meal twist, great cocktails.

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  9. JamesM

    Northampton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food service and ambience. Returning very soon.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience from start to finish. Warm welcome, superb service and very tasty food. Exceptional

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Pheasant is ‘on a roll’ under its new management - superb food and unobtrusive, friendly service, with a staff who do their level best to make guests feel welcome.

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  12. IanE

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb Sunday lunch - great atmosphere and wonderful food .Lovely friendly staff. This place is a real gem.

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  13. AlanW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well worth a visit with excellent food, presentation and friendly service. We’ve already booked to return.

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  14. monalisa

    Bedfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and good value. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The Pheasant is well worth a visit.

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  15. EMZY

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First lamb roast dinner and it did not disappoint! Soooo full from two courses we had to skip pudding this time!

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  16. DavidS

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was much looking forward to our visit to The Pheasant after some years away. How disappointed we were! The menu has no flow, no identity and seems to be a poorly thought out random list. Of course we found something to choose; my wife had the pie of the day (chicken) which had a lovely light inner gravy, whilst the accompanying jug of gravy was definitely beef Bisto! Sadly the two don't compliment each other. My chicken breast came with a very salty glaze sitting on a bed of very wet risotto which made the tempura mushrooms extremely soggy. Neither of us could finish the dinner. Service was fine, good and attentive but the noise levels in the small dining room soon rose to a cacophony, a real assault on the ears. Arrived at 7 and gone by 8. In our opinion, a new chef with some skill is needed.

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  17. HannahX

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit to The Pheasant, the service is exceptional, the food is delicious. We arrived before 7pm and my observations is that it is a little bit quiet, but this changes when more people arrive. Would have been nice to have some low level music. But that’s not a deal breaker! Food, service and cleanliness all superb.

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  18. LYndeyloo

    Cambridge

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & charming staff. Highly recommend.

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  19. DavidS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very, very good. Not my first visit, but my first since the new management team took over. They did not disappoint. I will be coming back. SUPBERB Thank you

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  20. WarrenG

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The bar staff were slow and easily distracted, making no effort to acknowledge your presence and that you were waiting to be served. The food was expensive, the menu was underwhelming and the plate of food was disappointing. The only reason I gave three stars was the final cheeseboard, which was well presented, tasty and good value. Also no Italian Pinot on the wine list, which seemed odd.

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  21. MichelleB

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic Sunday lunch, meat lovely and tender, very well presented! Little details of having extra gravy without having to ask makes a big difference! Pub was busy with a great atmosphere! Highly recommend

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  22. AndrewC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent-Ive been going to the Pheasant for 40+ years and this was as good as its been.

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  23. SianL

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice spot for Sunday lunch. Just one little would have like a separate bowl of veg instead of it placed under the meat & potatoes.

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  24. ArthurS

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and friendly place, overall a great dining experience at a reasonable price

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  25. RogerP

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn't been there for around 30 years. Service still very good, food was quality, lovely quaint place, recommend.

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  26. ChristopherW

    Glasgow

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good just not great. Venison starter was under seasoned in my opinion and just lacked flavour. The tart wasn’t nice, am shank was good. Little dry and veg was nothing special, overcooked greens. Service and atmosphere were good. Not meant to sound like a complaint just for the money it wasn’t worth it. We don’t get to go out much and for £50 a head I’d expect a little better.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with lovely staff. Food superb with ample parking. Would recommend if you want a gastro pub. Will be returning.

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  28. AdamH

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The pub was very busy and the young service staff struggled to cope despite their best efforts. This resulted in a number of minor errors. Seemed to be lacking a front of shop service manager to help guide the team with their duties. All other aspects were good.

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  29. MirandaB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friendly and professional restaurant and pub. Delighted the food wine and service is back on form since the new team started. Excellent cuisine and great service. Thank you.

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  30. Trudie

    Isles of Scilly

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our evening. Great menu and good value

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  31. TerryH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice lunch again. Pub Classics are excellent and really great value. Lovely venue with great character & good, friendly service

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  32. BrianH

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This visit was disappointing. Two guys behind bar lacked pace. Got our own menus. My food was good but fish dish less so. Sauce needed reduction. Got the impression their main focus was on Valentine meal following day.

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  33. LeeJ

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great setting, lovely staff

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  34. BrendanD

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Improved on our last visit under previous management a year or two ago. The Sunday lunch menu is extensive and goes beyond the usual roasts with alternatives for vegetarians, and is step up in quality on the local competition.

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  35. tastytourist

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Décor is nice but lack of soft furnishings make it just a bit noisy. Very happy to visit again.

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  36. EMZY

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team here are so welcoming and friendly it really makes for such a lovely dining experience. Especially as it is consistent which is hard to come by these days. Steak was incredible!

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  37. AndyG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff and service great food

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  38. LornaD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, presented beautifully, in a wonderful setting. The staff were faultless!

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  39. LindaM

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time my friend and I have been since under new management. Food and service excellent as always and although very busy noise levels were just normal. Some reviewers have said portions on the skimpy side but I felt just right. Only issue we had was our table was in a very dark corner and found it hard to actually read the menu!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit A LOT of pubs & restaurants, from spit & sawdust to Michelin starred & this is one of the best we’ve been to in years. Great staff, menu, food & drink. We loved it & will be back very soon.

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The Pheasant at Keyston is rated 4.6 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
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Keyston, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 0RE

Additional information

  • Area
    Keyston
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
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