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

Pensons

4.9
4.9
567 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

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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.

What 567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Worcestershire

    Best Overall

  • Worcestershire

    Best Food

  • Worcestershire

    Best Service

  • Worcestershire

    Best Ambience

  • Worcestershire

    Best Value

  • Worcestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Worcestershire

    Healthy

  • Worcestershire

    Lunch

  • Worcestershire

    Romance

  • Worcestershire

    Special Occasions

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  1. AJ

    AlisonJ

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely experience - would thoroughly recommend
  2. JB

    JordanB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This establishment encapsulates everything I love about British cuisine and service. Every course was impeccable, timed and spaced expertly. Each member of the team, charming, welcoming and helpful. The experience felt personal and presented as if we were invited rather than reserved of our own accord. Be proud of the success that Pensons has garnered and please thank every member of the team Including the KP! Thank you for the experience, see you again soon.
  3. F

    Fran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service and atmosphere although a tad expensive.
  4. BH

    BridgetH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delightful setting with the most delicious food. Lovely friendly staff. Worth traveling from far a field to enjoy.
  5. CA

    CharlesA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience. Well thought through tasting menu. Perfectly balanced and executed with local ingredients. No choices but vegan,veg etc catered for. Attentive but not overbearing service. Lovely remote country location, vibe. The price reflects the quality.
  6. n

    nikki

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the friendly welcome upon arrival we knew we were in for an exceptional dining experience. Excellent food, beautiful gardens superb service.
  7. a

    akc1970

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cooking by Chef Chris Simpson, using many of the local seasonal ingredients (some grown at the restaurant or at the Netherwood estate).
  8. JD

    JudithD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Golden Wedding anniversary to remember! This was a really enjoyable experience, given by our family to celebrate a special occasion. The food and whole organisation were excellent.
  9. SJ

    SteveJ

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some may be put off by just the evening tasting menu, but don't be. It is worth it, in every sense. Each course was beautifully cooked with interesting and varied flavours. The bream was exceptional. Attentive service and a relaxed unfussy vibe made for a top class experience. Many thanks to all the team.
  10. BR

    BryanR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The main problem on the day was the slowness of service. We arrived punctually at 13.00 feeling fairly hungry but it wasn't until 14.00 that we were getting our main course - an hour's wait! In between it seemed to take ages to receive: (a) our bread and butter; (b) our starters. Either you need more kitchen staff at lunchtimes and/or you are short-staffed and/or the waiters are too laid back - they seemed to drift back and forward past our table in a fairly nonchalant manner. At £48 a person + 12.5% discretionary, this is just not good enough.
  11. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    My party enjoyed a delightful celebration lunch, on our second visit this year. Slightly disappointed with my lamb main course, some of which was considerably rarer than I enjoy. The trout starter was a triumph though, so overall positive. As always, the service at Pensons was second to none.
  12. GS

    GrahamS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A limited but well thought through menu for lunch, the food was excellent, the ambience charming and service friendly and efficient. Will return.
  13. ZW

    ZoeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully calm, friendly service by the young staff. The flavours in the meals were outstandingly subtle & delicious, & the wine-pairing suggestions were perfect. An altogether delightful lunchtime experience.
  14. R

    Richard

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A lovely lunch. Also enjoyed the walk round the kitchen gardens.
  15. 2

    29017

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely food. It was great that such an effort was made to accommodate me being dairy free. The dessert was just amazing.
  16. DH

    DavidH

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location tucked away in delightful countryside. Delightful ride out of Tenbury Wells to Pensons, made you all that much more hungrier and excited for the experience. Attention very good, food excellent in presentation and taste. Jade the sommelier was knowledgeable and shared some great wine tastings with us. Truly memorable, thank you.
  17. MP

    MrsPlant

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Pensons for lunch for our wedding anniversary. We had received good reviews from friends and it lived up to their recommendation. The lunch menu is smaller than the dinner menu but the dishes on offer were delicious. The food is beautifully cooked and presented by attentive staff. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  18. PM

    PeterM

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Immaculate service from arrival to departure. Brilliant food and great explanations on the wine accompaniments. Overall certainly a meal to be repeated.
  19. D

    Doodle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a special lunch . We couldn’t fault the food or service in a beautiful barn like restaurant . We thought the wine a little pricey .
  20. j

    jerrylondon

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb in every way.
  21. JB

    JulieB

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have already left a 5 star review on Trip advisor, as the food was scrumptious, service warm and friendly, and sat near kitchen so great to see them all preparing our food.
  22. HF

    HenriettaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service! Everybody was proactively helpful and the team seemed to work together really well. We heard one of them offer to move someone else's table to a location out of the sun without being asked which stood out as thoughtful and genuinely caring about guests experience. The cocktail I had (the Stoke bliss) was great, and I really enjoyed my vegetarian version of the menu. The food was also great, it's unusual that I remember dishes from tasting menus but the courgette based main course and strawberry dessert really stood out.
  23. MA

    MALVERN001

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fourth experience of dining at Penson’s - this time with two friends who live out of area - was of the same exquisite standard as previous ones. Everything is done superbly well (ambiance, service, presentation and of course the food). It’s the subtlety of the flavours which excite and challenge the palate plus the quality of ingredients which set this restaurant apart from any other in the area. We had a totally beautiful meal.
  24. KD

    KDCM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We had a fabulous time here, the food was brilliant, the service was lovely and the setting is gorgeous. We were up in the rafters rather than the main restaurant so it was a little devoid of ambiance and we would have preferred to be in the main area but on the whole we were delighted and will definitely visit again!
  25. S

    Stockhausen

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Please introduce an option to cut the description of every course, which breaks up conversation. And please, no piped music! Otherwise everything is brilliant.
  26. EL

    ELAINED

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented and fresh food with much of veg grown in their own developing garden. Interesting barn conversion with archaeological items mounted on the walls making a calm and largely naturally lit environment (we went for lunch for a birthday..). Would ho again for a special occasion.
  27. RH

    RolandHorton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pensons is a superb venue. Friendly competent staff serve you excellent food in beautiful surroundings. I cannot praise it too highly.
  28. W

    Welshcake

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb , everything from start to finish was excellent. The staff were on top of their game , the whole afternoon was so enjoyable. We have recommended Pensons to friends and guess what we are going back in June
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brilliant as usual.
  30. l

    lovetoeat67

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gorgeous food. Rather overpriced wines and drinks. However, food so good, so do not let that put you off. Very friendly and helpful staff.
  31. R

    Robin

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent welcome and friendly service. Very competent and high quality cooking. Not a fan of whipped yeast butter. Plain unsalted would be good. Weakest course for us was the carrot. Loved the trout and the lamb.
  32. RB

    RosB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and charming helpful staff. Relaxed atmosphere and tables well spaced. Sommelier knowledgeable. Setting is beautiful.
  33. CS

    ChristineS

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoy our whole experience which was a gift from our daughter and some in law, great service, wonderful setting and delicious food of course!
  34. B

    Bing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It's a spending spree for us, but for a special and memorable occasion it's always worth it and we look forward to the chance of another meal at Pensons. If you want a large choice of mediocre food, it's not for you. For "fine dining" in lovely surroundings, Pensons is the best.
  35. MK

    MarkK

    Herefordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. Not cheap but very high quality and thus value for money.
  36. RH

    RobertH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were proud recipients of a voucher last Christmas which we used for a lunch appointment. Our lunch was a pleasant experience, though costs would have been above our budget were it not for the voucher. Despite being fairly busy it was quiet in there and the service was excellent throughout.
  37. F

    First

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunning set menu for Sunday lunch full front of house and kitchen team delivering excellence. Worth the trip
  38. NW

    NevilleW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a birthday treat and weren't disappointed, the most amazing food, beautifully presented, well paced service provided by informative and attentive staff.
  39. JS

    JoSt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sublime food, every mouthful was an experience. Highly recommended.
  40. KR

    KaRaSaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was outstanding, both taste and presentation. Who knew carrots could taste that good! The lunch time menu is very good value, wine on the other hand, not so much. The staff knew what they were talking about and were efficient and friendly. A slightly too long wait to take our order initially was apologised with chocolate truffles at the end of the meal; a nice touch. Looking forward to returning to sample the next season's menu.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Pensons is rated 4.9 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

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Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Pensons

Pensons Yard Stoke Bliss Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire WR15 8RT

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    WR15 8RT

  • Area

    Tenbury Wells

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:00–22:00

  • 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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