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Occupying a long, low whitewashed thatched building in the middle of a tiny, well-heeled Cambridgeshire village, this amenable foodie destination still has its full quota of rustic beams and open fires – although the food is imaginative, sure-footed stuff packed with cosmopolitan flavours from the Med and beyond. Crispy Portland crab cakes come with broad bean relish, Cornish lamb is char-grilled and served with rösti, beetroot, courgettes provençale and mint sauce, while roast corn-fed chicken appears with garlic mash, rainbow chard, creamed savoy cabbage and prosciutto. There are also plenty of no-nonsense ‘traditional classics’ for those who prefer bowls of Exmouth mussels, ploughman’s or Jimmy Butler’s free-range pork sausages with mash and onion relish, while puds promise anything from apple and blackberry crumble to raspberry bavarois with elderflower jelly. Former owner John Hoskins MW oversees the grown-up 100-bin wine list, which offers bags of top-class drinking. The bar area is “especially friendly”, say fans. 

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Pheasant at Keyston

Keyston ,Huntingdon PE28 0RE

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Apr 2012

Well the last reviewer clearly has not been to The Pheasant since the change of ownership – or the change back to the old ownership. The Pheasant is now being run again by the Hoskins family, who have had it for years. They sold it to their management couple but clearly that didn't last. It is now – thank goodness – back in ‘safe hands’ and we (amongst others) are delighted. Our family group went for Sunday lunch this week after my 10th half marathon – around nearby Stanwick Lakes. Delicious roast...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Keyston ,Huntingdon PE28 0RE

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Nov 2010

On a wet dark evening I drove through the village four times before finding the place. In fact I had abandoned the search after the 3rd attempt but on driving through to head back to the A14 my headlights picked out a tiny wooden sign. It pointed down a road I'd already tried, but upon giving it a second go I finally detected the pub, virtually unlit. In I went, and the interior atmosphere corresponded exactly with the experience so far. I thought I was the only customer, but then some low murmuring...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 3

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Keyston ,Huntingdon PE28 0RE

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Oct 2009

The Pheasant at Keyston lives up to its reputation – and the description in my guide book. Driving along the A14 I often get bored as well as hungry so I have factored in a stop at the Pheasant on every trip. It is always warm, friendly, inviting, comfortable and by the time I've eaten a hearty meal I am ready to get back on the road and continue driving all night. The great thing about the food is that the menu changes all the time. Every visit I am surprised by some new addition. In line with current...

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Alex W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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