Ponsbourne Pods

4.3
2158 reviews
£41 and over
Indian
A very warm welcome to Ponsbourne Pods.
After a truly challenging start to the year, indulge and celebrate spring by joining us at Ponsbourne Pods. Join us for an exceptional private dining experience within your very own luxurious Pods & Domes, set amongst the spectacular grounds of Ponsbourne Park. This peaceful oasis is a breath-taking statement in contemporary interior design complemented by high standards of food and service. The house, dating back to 1876, offers a blend of classical elegance brought stunningly up-to-date by stylish and creative design.

Indulge on spectacular Indian Cuisine prepared by an award-winning culinary team Please check our Minimum spend & cancellation policies.

The Dining Pods are classed as an outdoor space/structure & are exposed to the elements so please dress for the weather! Book your private dining Pods for up to 6 guests.
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  • Dine & Stay

    £150.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Come experience the magic at Ponsbourne. Limited Time Only!! Enjoy 3 course meal with glass of champagne and 1 night stay at our lovely hotel.

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    Sun 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Tue - Sat 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 PM - 11:45 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2158 People Are Saying
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AmirS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice place beautiful location excellent service the food were delicious definitely go again and will recommend friends and family’s

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Amir, Thank You for taking out your valuable time and for sharing your experience during your visit at Ponsbourne Pods. We are delegated to know that you had an enjoyable experience and are extremely happy. It is comments such as yours that motivate our team to offer even higher levels of excellence and we shall make every effort to continue to live up to your expectations in the future as well. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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SaisfA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I was happy with the food and service the gentleman who took are order and served us was fantastic will go again one thing am disappointed i wrote in the message it was birthday and graduation I thought there will be signs in the pod. Before I booked the table I called and asked they said write and message on the note and they will put signs inside on arrival I didn’t find that I was soo annoyed but i didn’t say anything due to because it was an surprise what’s the point now also inside the pod it was tight getting around the table it needs to be looked in to.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused due to the service. Your review has been seen and it has been passed on to the appropriate team. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest Regards Ponsbourne Team

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Nikhil
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service, Nish was great and everyone there was really nice , food was soo great too.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Nikhil, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Urvi
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good and the customer service was even better we were served by Nitesh who was a really nice and made our experience a lot nicer. Would definitely go back there again.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Urvi, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Alyb
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I have booked this place for my husbands birthday, it was a beautiful place staff were friendly however the food quality was awful especially for the price you pay. They really need to work on their menu.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Aly, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused with food. Your review has been seen and acknowledges. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Private
Spain
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Amazing venue. Food is ok not bad not great. Expensive for the quality of the dishes served (coming from London it’s not like we have low price expectation) . Service wasn’t great. The venue definitely is what makes the place !

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused (with food/service). Your review has been seen and acknowledged. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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quaidr
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The main positive here was the food. Malabar curry was a triumph. All the dishes were at least good and some raised the bar slightly further than that, however the starters were just too expensive and some were quite a bit more than the mains, which really pushed the bill up significantly. The pods are a bit worn and tired now…and most disappointingly they are in the way of each other to have any kind of view of the grounds or the sunset. Service was very attentive pre and mid meal but at the end when we wanted to pay the bill it took 20 mins to get anyone’s attention which with a 3 year old past bed time was slightly frustrating.
Overall it wasn’t bad but if I’m being honest I probably won’t return. A bit different as a ‘one off’ but at nearly £200 for 2 adults and with only 2 glasses of wine each and no desserts my expectations were a little higher for this place.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused (with food/service). Your review has been seen and acknowledges. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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ShamenaS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and asthenosphere. Great service by Asif

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Shamena, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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JigarM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Ponsbourne Pods for my wife’s birthday and had booked a pod. The venue was perfect for special occasions. The service from Suraj was excellent and the food was of high quality. Would go back and recommend friends and family too!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear jigar, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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BillieW
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was amazing here!
Our server Sam was great :) fantastic cocktails and could not fault the food! Already planning a trip back

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Billie, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Anmol
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I think some of earlier reviews are bit harsh. You go to Ponsbourne for view and experience and they do justice. If its taste of food alone then I would have gone to local lot more cheaper restaurant without any view. Some old reviews as staff friendliness or delay in service etc is a personal opinion and I would say its actually not that bad

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Anmol, Thank You for taking out your valuable time and for sharing your experience during your visit at Ponsbourne Pods. We are delegated to know that you had an enjoyable experience and extremely happy. It is comments such as yours that motivate our team to offer even higher levels of excellence and we shall make every effort to continue to live up to your expectations in the future as well. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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AminH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience very much - very hospitable and Suraj in particular was very attentive and made us feel comfortable.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Amin, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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foodie123
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue, food was lovely
Perfect for a celebration
Service was amazing- particularly Asif who was our waiter for the evening. Very attentive and quick service
Highly recommend!!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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HAKANB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very happy with Sam who served us and was very attentive to our requests. This was our 2nd visit and would definitely go back again

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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TraceyN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff were fantastic and so polite and helpful.
I didn’t like that I had to confirm my booking with open table with a text that incurred a charge

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Tracey, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Nori
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the staff (Sam) made my birthday special. Thank you.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Nori, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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waseemL
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 for everything can't fault it. It's definitely worth every penny. Suraj was really pleasant

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Waseem, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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NatashaA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant, very lovely vibe, large portions, amazing service and the pods are nicely heated.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Natasha, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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AyodejiD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great venue, great view and its something different.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Manny
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Excellent service staff was brilliant and very helpful especially asif

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Manny, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely experience for my husband’s birthday. The service was fantastic with very attentive waiters

The food was expensive for what it was but regardless it was a lovely experience

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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charmainek
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful place,good vibes and the food was amazing freshly made. Suraj was our waiter for the night and his service was amazing 10/10 friendly, funny,went out of his way to make us comfortable and because of his service will be coming back again soon.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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ToddM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Really enjoyed dining in our Pod. A novel experience. Unfortunately several dishes were luke warm and we had to park in a field due to a very large wedding taking place.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged and sent to the relevant departments. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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RavinderPlahe
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service2ambience4

Nice experience and was our first time there, was a nice pod but we were positioned right next to a wedding party in a tent outside, hundreds of wedding guests attending the wedding walking up and down the steps beside us, was not as peaceful as we had hoped but was okay. Food was not as we expected was plain and simple

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Ravinder, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused (with food/service). Your review has been seen and acknowledges. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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FerayD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting. Waiters particularly Suraj were very accommodating. Would definitely revisit.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Feray, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere
Amazing service
The food needs be worked on. Not feeling the flavours … Not sure about the lamb either !

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience at our venue, your review has been seen and acknowledged. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Sabz
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A great venue to enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones in an intimate and comfy setting. The staff were all very friendly and professional. Had a great time during this special occasion!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Jimmyboy
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and great service. A little pricey but well worth the experience.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Lovely place my only complaint is that the pod windows looked really dirty.
Looked like someone had put there hands all down them not what I want to see when I'm paying that amount of money

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best night celebrating my birthday in the party pod. The service was great and the food was amazing and I will definitely be coming back. Drinks were also really good and good choice on the menu. There was no espresso martini but the waiter accommodated for us.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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NisaA
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had a good time and the Staff where very lovely and attentative. Overall it was a very nice and calm experience the venue is nice the surrounding area is just fields but really calm.. the food however was not as spicey or as amazing as we both expected definitely not worth the money for the food. Saying that we both enjoyed the strarters but the anookhi sabji was very bad ... It was like boiled vegetables in a tomato paste no spices Nd quiet raw.... As a Indian restaurant the food could have been better but the staff and actual venue amazing!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Nisa, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are sorry that disappointed you and we could not fulfil your expectations on this occasion. We would like to apologise again for all the inconveniences caused with food. Your review has been seen and acknowledged. We hope that we can fulfil your expectations the next time you dine with us. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Aliyahh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibes. Perfect for a date night!!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Aliyah, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was amazing! Really felt like celebrity. Ash gave us her undivided attention. Thanks Ash

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambiance was beautiful after sunset!

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Maysa
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, only issue was restuarant would not accept birthday cake which was slightly disappointing due to "covid" regulations. However great service from team members who were super friendly and most of all tasty food. The portion size doesn't look so much when served however those small dishes are deceiving! There's around 2 servings per dish.

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 7 hours ago

Dear Maysa, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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Deon
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

Ponsbourne Pods
Responded 2 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing your precious time and sharing your experience of our hospitality at Ponsbourne Pod. We are delighted to know that you had memorable experience and enjoyed the time with your guest at our venue. It would be our pleasure in serving you once again. Kindest regards Ponsbourne Team

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dems
1 review