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The Dining Room at Pensons Restaurant - Pensons, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire

Pensons

4.8
4.8
629 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Pensons is a Michelin Star ingredient-led restaurant with rooms on the beautiful Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border.

The menus at Pensons are inspired by the variety and quality of local seasonal ingredients, offering an a la carte menu at lunch or a 5 course tasting menu at dinner, based on the produce which is at its peak on the Netherwood Estate, or from growers in the local area.

Pensons is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and for lunch from Thursday to Sunday.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01885 410333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chris Simpson

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be hosted subject to availability. Please contact the reservations team to discuss.

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Worcestershire

    Best Overall

  • Worcestershire

    Best Food

  • Worcestershire

    Best Service

  • Worcestershire

    Best Ambiance

  • Worcestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Worcestershire

    Healthy

  • Worcestershire

    Special Occasion

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  1. AC

    AndrewC

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quite outstanding restaurant in a lovely setting. The food is simply impeccable. Special mention must be made of the staff from the warm welcome to a highly knowledgeable and charming sommelier. The Michelin rating is fully justified.
  2. DJ

    DeniseJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Pensons delivers. From the setting to attentive staff and delicious food. Our third visit and it won’t be our last.
  3. j

    jenip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute masterclass in seasonal eating, every course was delicious, the service was attentive without being overbearing or pretentious and the setting in the restored barn was lovely. An excellent birthday treat!
  4. JB

    JoB1977

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Came with friends for dinner. The meal overall was a little underwhelming.On balance we felt that the flavours were a little bland at times. The carrot dish was disappointing . The plaice was very nice and fresh . The duck was good , lovely and pink but did not pack a punch. The dessert was delicious , good combination of flavours and textures. We had some great wines which were very enjoyable. Service as always was excellent.
  5. SH

    ShelaghH

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic - really delicious! Been here a number of times and the menu is always refreshed and executed perfectly….looking forward to next time already.
  6. SV

    SarahV

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience , garden produce to plate! Fantastic flavours. Delicate and beautifully presented
  7. B

    Betty

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal. Being critical, it would be nice to have a choice of course in the evening, rather than a set menu at £95 per head. Much better value at lunchtime. That said .... the best place to eat locally and we LOVE it!
  8. MH

    MauriceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance to take family for special occasions is excellent as is the service given by staff, can’t fault it. Certainly know how to cook fish.
  9. w

    williamf

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely light location, inventive food, excellent service
  10. JD

    JoDeaks

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Saturday girls lunch and were taken care of beautifully by all the Penson’s team. The food was delicious from start to finish.
  11. BW

    BenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine quality food, beautifully presented, with impeccable service. We loved every minute of it and then went for a walk around the kitchen garden to enjoy the tranquility there. All in all a bit of an oasis of pleasure.
  12. VB

    VickiB

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the relaxed atmosphere - enjoyed 3 course lunch, 2 choices for each course but still a challenge to decide. Highlights for me -Plaice with crust of pickled apples on watercress puree, crab sauce plus, himself the duck with beetroot and plum sauce- both loved the rich and wonderful cherry and chocolate pud with muscovado disc. Also a must to walk round the veg garden now extended and beautiful to look at but well labelled with raised beds, no dig beds and lots of informative labelling. Staff total pros and charming
  13. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very pleasant walk around the kitchen garden before an excellent 3course lunch. Service was immaculately performed by people who seemed to care greatly. Food was delicious and adequate quantity for lunch.
  14. JA

    JandA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A perfect location for a peaceful lunch with great ambience, great food and attentive staff. Highly recommended.
  15. GJ

    GrahamJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delightful. Extortionate pricing for a bottle of wine not called for, spoilt the evening.
  16. BP

    BobP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great atmosphere and great service.
  17. BD

    BelindaD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Light and perfectly balanced plates of food. Delightful staff Beautifully converted barn with a light, airy atmosphere.
  18. AJ

    AlexandraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is the best birthday present . I love the respect all the staff have for each other . Their knowledge is amazing ,everyone works very hard with a smile . It is spotlessly clean and I automatically want to go and meet the chef and his team to congratulate them on their wonderful talents . It is a joy to taste the flavours and the respect give to the food too. Thank you .
  19. DB

    DeborahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the fourth time I have eaten at Pensons and it never fails to impress. Beautiful food, a team who care about service and lovely ambience.
  20. L

    Lunch

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, restaurant was nice and clean and staff very friendly, would highly recommend
  21. SZ

    SueZi

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience again, lovely staff, incredible food
  22. GH

    GaynorH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely setting. The staff were all friendly but especially liked the gentleman who met us at the door and seated us. Gave us good info and settled us in nicely. The food was excellent as you’d expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Everything was spot on. The icing on the cake was the stroll we took around the kitchen garden. It was full of vegetables but also beautiful flowers buzzing with bees and butterflies. A really lovely afternoon and I’d highly recommend
  23. JC

    JohnC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great food and superb service.
  24. CG

    ChristineG

    Inverness

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm not a regular expensive dining person so this was a special treat for a special birthday. Very impressed and yes it was costly but beautiful for a treat. The food was another experience altogether. Just astounding with a well thought out menu. I would recommend one wine pairing as the people next to us had one and the range and knowledge was fascinating
  25. JW

    JohnW

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Obviously when you visit a Michelin starred restaurant one's expectations are considerable. Pensons lived up to their reputation and have deservedly been awarded a Michelin star.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a lunchtime service for my wife’s birthday. Food, service, staff and the building itself are all outstanding. The restaurant is a real gem, was a privilege and a real joy to dine there. Thank you to everyone at Pensons.
  27. J

    Jace

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, charming & professional staff, exquisite but expensive wines, great ambience. Saving up to go again !
  28. BR

    BRUNOG

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Imaginative and very subtle arrays of flavours and textures. While you are there, go and take a look at the kitchen garden at the back, and you'll know why everything 'vegetal' you have been served is so fresh! It is all about the food: service is friendly but onobtrusive, and the decor is simple and pleasant. A great experience.
  29. DJ

    DianeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious meal, couldn’t fault it. Service impeccable, ambiance super and finished off with walk around the garden! Thank you
  30. TP

    TrevorP

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only disappointing element was the gluten free bread which was served cold and did not appear very attractive or appetising.
  31. SH

    StephenH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fourth time eating at Pensons and it has always been an excellent experience. This time was the best so far with cooking that was superb. Service was as usual excellent, friendly and knowledgeable and the wine paring simply enhanced everything on the menu.
  32. AP

    AliceP

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was brilliant. The staff were very knowledgable, especially the sommelier who shared the story behind each glass of wine. A lovely way to celebrate my 30th Birthday with family.
  33. SM

    SueM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food , good service and a lovely atmosphere!
  34. SE

    SteveE

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cuisine and welcoming efficient service .Well managed information,personal and caring attention to dietary ,allergy and mobility issues.Reassuring confident staff attentive but not intrusive or overbearing.
  35. r

    rajoh

    Shropshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had lunch. Enjoyed a drink in the attractive courtyard beforehand. Very attentive but not overpowering service. Delicious food although not a wide choice. Couldn't fault anything else
  36. RL

    RichardL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was all wonderful, but I think the coffee could be better.
  37. J

    Joooooo

    Oxford

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with great food and attentive service. Only criticism is that courses were served a tad faster than we would have liked, but that wouldn’t stop us returning!
  38. DD

    DDDD

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The bar is set high by this restaurant with no choice and one £95 five course set menu. I didn’t feel it fully delivered. Lovely setting: courtyard for a drink, converted barn restaurant. The food was fine but none of the dishes wowed, either in flavour or execution. Flavour: the carrot dish, one of the five courses, was two standard carrots, no doubt from their garden so fresh, with a few bits n bobs. At least, two different types of carrot done different ways, say, might have made it more interesting. Not helped by the (friendly) waiter asking on collecting the plates if it was the best carrot we’d ever eaten. The answer had two not three letters. Execution: the fish in another course was materially over-cooked, feedback given but not sure they took it on board: no response and the (still friendly) waiter later made a joke about the (cold) pudding at least not being overcooked. I don’t think that Pensons, on this experience, warrants a Michelin star compared both to other 1 stars or listed in the broader area. Old Downton Lodge near Ludlow (only listed) was by several levels superior, with its innovative and skilfully executed six course menu at £85 and an a la carte option at £50/60. But plenty of people love Pensons so there you go. Personal preference.
  39. GT

    GemT

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Have already recommended to friends and family. Looking to book again soon.
  40. V

    Victoria

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic atmosphere on arrival and our experience only improved during our delicious lunch. The food was of an extremely high standard and was cooked and presented beautifully. Highly recommended.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pensons is rated 4.8 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Pensons

Pensons Yard, Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8RT

Additional information

  • Cross street

    WR15 8RT

  • Neighborhood

    Tenbury Wells

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of private parking on site

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Simpson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01885 410333

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be hosted subject to availability. Please contact the reservations team to discuss.

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