Pensons

4.8
363 reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British
Pensons is a Michelin Star ingredient-led restaurant 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.

Support Pensons during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 363 People Are Saying
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KERRYD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

after a year of not going out and shielding for 4 months I was a little wary but we were made to feel very comfortable. As Pensons is in the country and we had travelled around 40 minutes one of us was driving - non alcoholic aperitifs were on offer and we shared a wine flight with no problem. The food was truly special and well balanced - beautifully presented and service was non intrusive and professional. Another fabulous evening

RK
RobertK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always positively surprised and impressed by every visit.

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ChrisOliff
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We aim to eat here once or twice every month; such is the food, service and ambience it has also helped during Covid restrictions.
Food should be special wherever we eat and this one certainly is.
Next booking we will be taking friends.
The best things should be shared.

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YvonneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite ‘local’ dining experience.
From the warm welcome at the door to the friendly goodbyes on leaving it’s like visiting friends and being able to enjoy truly wonderful food and wines in a beautifully refurbished barn.
We have been for dinner and lunch recently, with Pensons phoning us to rearrange bookings cancelled due to Lockdown:2, thank you Vicky!
We have loved the menus, with my personal favourites being the cod in crab butter sauce with apple and the mulled red wine pear and the vanilla panna cotta, gingerbread with yoghurt sorbet. So good!

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JohnR
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great staff, great food.

Cant wait till next time

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VickiB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only problem was the decision of what to eat - everything was so tempting. We decided on Chris's amazing fish, cured salmon with tempura scallop to begin delicious and then a perfectly cooked chunk of cod with a watercress puree, a crab butter sauce, apple and a sprinkling of seaweed amazing followed by plums mulled in red wine, with pannacotta, gingerbread crumbs and a disc of caramel topped with yoghurt sorbet. Thank you to everyone at Pensons it was a very happy lunch, we felt very secure Covid wise, the staff were welcoming as always.

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jeane
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food - even better than usual. Great evening

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40thbday
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, elegant food. With fantastic service. All while maintaining a high standard of covid regulations

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Owens
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delightful. Everything was perfect. Staff very accommodating. Look forward to returning

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ChrisOliff
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good to have such quality dining locally - and in such a pleasant environment.

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OpenTable Diner
Herefordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Looked after well upon arrival, seated quickly very attentive staff . Menu was explained in detail and we chose to go with the wine selections along with the food tasting menu.
Sommelier was excellent (as were the wines) even wines I had previously tried & dismissed went well with the food course served. The food was excellent (if a little too quick between courses). Great variety, great fresh ingredients,amazing flavours.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, we will be back very soon.

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DARRENC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served by great staff in a very well furnished restaurant .
The wine list has quality wines at reasonable prices.
The tasting menu was a delight with well presented dishes that were of a good portion size.
Covid safety is maintained in a discreet manner that does not impact on the dining experience.
We went as a family of four in a wet December evening. We will be returning for lunch in the near future so we can appreciate the restaurant setting and surrounding countryside in daylight.

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GemmyGem
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely 5 course tasting menu. Staff very friendly. Drinks overpriced.

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veggieDD
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent vegetarian taster menu - highly recommended

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Katy
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The taster meal was absolutely superb. From being made welcome at the door to paying the bill and leaving, we could not have asked for any better service. Our only criticism would be that the wine not cheap!

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JoFo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal restaurant! Chef and his team in the kitchen produced a menu that was creative, ethical, perfectly designed flavour pairings and executed to perfection. Each bite delivered on so many levels and represented the amount of work and attention to detail that went into creating their beautiful plates.
The front of house team were supreme, warm, engaging and professionally attentive. I would highly recommend Pensons to anyone who appreciates an exception food experience.

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LouiseL
Herefordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just the most amazing restaurant. Focusing on everything local, truly amazing. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

JH
JackieH
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked meal. Superb service and good value for money. A lovely environment, well spaced. Great ambience. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service, amazing food and perfect venue.

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jackyg
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This restaurant didn’t disappoint in any way , we expected great food , we got it .we hoped for good service and a pleasant environment , we got it .

We will certainly be back as soon as normal service is resumed .

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Redd
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A small intimate venue. Food is a work of art . Looked amazing and tasted amazing too. We had tasting menu.

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AnneM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tasting Menu was a delight, each course was well described and was absolutely delicious to look at as well as to eat. An inspired menu, artfully presented. A friendly ambience with excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely evening. We were upstairs which is fine & there’s a lovely lit terrace leading off the room but prefer downstairs. We’ve been a couple of times in last 3 months and menu hasn’t changed much which, whilst it’s absolutely delicious , is a little disappointing re variety . Service excellent.

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HannahM
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding food in such a beautiful location. Would 100% recommend!

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Steph
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! Relaxed atmosphere and incredible food, can’t wait to come back!

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ClareAbigail
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely faultless. Cannot recommend Pensons enough. Sublime food, wonderful service, beautiful location. Fantastic.

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PeterL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening despite COVID restrictions. Superb food and very helpful staff.

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Debo
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambience and service - delicious food. Expensive but a lovely treat.

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JamesT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cracking meal with excellent service. The restaurant was coping remarkably well with the COVID restrictions too. The food is very well crafted and blended; well deserving of its star. Plus the building is fascinating. Highly recommended. One minor note is that I thought perhaps they could have been a bit more adventurous in their wine pairings. The ones we had were great, but kind of expected.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, imaginative flavour combinations, great service and portion size perfect for a tasting menu.

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LizT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful 5 course meal. Each of the dishes was interesting and original, and the flavours were so good that we wanted to savour every morsel. The staff were polite and welcoming. The only slight drawback is that, because of the location, most people have to visit by car, and the drivers can’t sample the full range of wines on offer to complement the food.

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GraemeC
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think Pensons is an excellent example of fine dining. This is probably fairly clear from my markings!!

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LynseyR
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, service was a little scatty but probably less staff due to Covid. Wonderful building

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SarahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautifully presented food. Delicious fish course. Very enjoyable

RH
RosH
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, love the decor, the menu and the cocktails.

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Loby
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pensons has become our happy place in recent difficult times. It is like having a big hug - soothing all the senses, not just taste - thank you

JP
JamieP
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pensons is awesome. Chilled out and unpretentious with quality food in a serene setting.

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JadeN
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful. Thank you for a lovely evening

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IanW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Limited menu but original, beautifully prepared and served . We tried every dish on the menu and they were all really lovely, from the home made bread and butter to the petit four. A special meal. We have just re-booked. Ian and Fiona.

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BashR
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A thoroughly pleasant evening at Pensons. Lovely setting, friendly staff and the most beautiful fayre.
Could not recommend highly enough.

FAQs

Pensons is rated 4.8 stars by 363 OpenTable diners.

Pensons does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.pensons.co.uk/gift-card/gift-card.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.