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

Pensons

4.8
4.8
891 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. Please note that if your desired time is not showing as available for online bookings we may still be able to accommodate you, so feel free to give us a call on 01885 410333.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00
  • 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.
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Tenbury Wells
  • Cross Street
    WR15 8RT
  • Parking Details
    Plenty of private parking on site
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

891 Reviews
  1. JudithS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and fantastic staff. A really lovely place to go.

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  2. BeckyC

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous meal. Very sad that this venue will be closing its doors.

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  3. PhilL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal. Such a shame they are closing . Hope chef and staff find new opportunities .

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  4. DavidS

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great shame that the restaurant is closing; a real loss to the area. My wife and I have been here for dinner several times over the years and the whole experience has been excellent. Best of luck to the team for the future.

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  5. StuartS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a shame that Pensons must close. Future diners will never know what they are missing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All round fabulous- food was delicious as well as interesting, 3 courses good value. The setting is gorgeous and the team friendly and efficient. It’s such a shame it’s closing, we would definitely be back otherwise!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Polite, informative, engaging, intelligent, excellent food, pleasant surroundings, comfortable, warm, and reassuring. This venue will be sadly missed.

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  8. SallyB

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pensons is totally unique an amazing restaurant beautifully done. We’re so sad that it’s closing.

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  9. TracyW

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. So sad that they are closing. Best restaurant ever.

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  10. MarkL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our daughters provided a voucher for my wife's birthday treat as we had been to Pensons a few years ago. The food was excellent with the fallow deer being my favourite dish on the tasting menu. Service was excellent with all dishes explained and any requests quickly attended to. While understanding in the economic climate it is a real shame that Pensons is closing soon

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  11. MickD

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glorious good - bass and pickled apple fur mains. Truly glorious. Service was calm and just spot on friendly. Such a shame that the place will be closing soon. I’ll miss it.

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  12. RonN

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant evening and again the food and staff were outstanding - will certainly miss the place - if you haven’t been get there quick before the doors close for the last time 😥

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  13. LeeO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just superb we love it here. We hope to follow Chris into his next venture. Our thanks to the whole team at Pensons.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The star ratings tell the tale. An outstanding meal. So sorry that the restaurant is closing.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great - glad we got to eat here again before it sadly closes.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Mixed feelings - we had quite high expectations and there was nothing really exciting about our meal. I think perhaps they cater to an older clientele than us - very classic ingredient combos that just felt a bit safe. Nothing that made us go ‘wow’ really. I was told I couldn’t have a cocktail because they were too busy to make it when there were only three other tables in at the time, which is the first time I’ve been refused in all of our Michelin dining experiences, and was a bit taken aback. The setting is beautiful and I really like the locally sourced values of the place - hopefully their next venture will come back with more passion and excitement in the food.

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  17. SallyF

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience as always Food delicious Staff elegantly efficient & attentive Surroundings beautiful Thank all at Pensons for a special treat

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  18. GiLLIANB

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant such a shame thats its due to close shortly. The food was excellent but not much choice only 2 of starters, mains and deserts. the starter and desert were exceptional the main which was fish I thought was over salted which detracted from the taste - fabulous experience though in a beautiful setting.

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  19. Snapdragon

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pensons is a fantastic experience, the food, service and atmosphere are all first class…it’s such a massive shame that it is closing. We have enjoyed this and other visits there in the past 3 years so much. Best of luck to everyone involved with Pensons.

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  20. MichaelH

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Pensons, from walking in to leaving was a fantastic experience. The food was amazing in every way, even the chilled home made chocolate at the end, which was delicious. The staff were all very professional and knowledgeable about each course.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely evening. The service, food and drink were exceptional.

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  22. CazM

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening right from the minute we arrived, service was brilliant and the food outstanding. We had a bottle of local red and rosé with our meal which was really good. Shame we have only just found this place as it is now closing. I wish everyone well and hope they find somewhere to show off their passion.

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  23. Andy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, delightful surroundings, knowledgeable, attentive staff. We had a wonderful evening, thank you

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  24. Michelle

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding, dinner party of 4, such a beautiful experience. Highly recommended. The staff were so pleasant we were completely looked after.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dining experience, serving amazingly fresh local produce all served by friendly, knowledgeable, wonderful staff. We love dining here

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous, everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their lunch, so very sad Pensons is closing.

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  27. GordonC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous lunch. EVery course delicious & impeccable service. Also special thank you to the sommelier for introducing us to Oreg Kiraly Dulo - we have ordered a case for Christmas. Thank you!!

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  28. SteveW

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and service are exceptional. The quality of the food and use of seasonal food is fantastic matched with superb wine pairing makes this a very special and enjoyable place.

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  29. Lucy

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having only just discovered Pensons we are very sorry to hear it will be closing. We had hoped to go there for an evening meal and overnight stay before Christmas but it is now fully booked until it closes on the 22nd. We went for my husband's 80th Birthday lunch and came away feeling totally spoilt.

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  30. RobinJ

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food quality and preparation and service top class

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  31. ClaireB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pensons is an amazing restaurant. Beautifully presented, delicious food. Attentive and informative service.

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  32. SaraH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful 60th birthday treat from my lovely friends ( I allowed my husband to join me ;) ) Fantastic venue & more importantly incredible, seasonal food. The staff were knowledgeable & smiley adding to the whole experience. Will definitely be back & wholeheartedly recommend it. Thank you!

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  33. LauraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, amazing service and an overall incredible special experience

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  34. shaneC

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pensons never fails to delight. The food is beyond excellent....there isn't a category available on OpenTable to do it justice. That paired with superb service, delicious wine and a first class setting, make it an unforgettable night.

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  35. SteveH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and quiet location off a country road near Tenbury. A 3 course lunch is excellent value at £54 per person. Portions are fair and the food was excellent. The service was efficient and friendly. No complaints at all.

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  36. AnnieB

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and excellent. We should have been 4 for lunch, but the husband of the couple we were bringing was ill and couldn't make it ... they missed out on a real treat, we will book again for the 4 of us. Fabulous and faultless all round :)

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  37. SarahB

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special place for lunch. Food, service and venue all excellent.

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  38. NickB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been trying to eat here for a while…….certainly worth the wait. From the moment we arrived to celebrate my aunts 80th until we left everything was perfect. Staff very friendly & efficient. Good excellent. Perfect with just 2 choices for each course. All good locally sourced & delicious. Cocktails fabulous & tried an English wine which was very good. Will definitely return.

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  39. Zeds

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning location and amazing food. Really enjoyed walking through the kitchen garden before tasting the produce.

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  40. HenryR

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An ideal venue to celebrate our ****Anniversary. The whole atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. The temptation to lick plates after each course had to be resisted for the sake of decorum. All quite delicious. Thank you.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pensons is rated 4.8 stars by 891 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Pensons

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

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Cross Street
    WR15 8RT
  • Area
    Tenbury Wells
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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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