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

Pensons

4.9
4.9
542 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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Booked 7 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 542 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 Ambiance

  • Worcestershire

    Best Value

  • Worcestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Worcestershire

    Healthy

  • Worcestershire

    Great for Lunch

  • Worcestershire

    Romantic

  • Worcestershire

    Special Occasion

  • Worcestershire

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Stockhausen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.

  2. EL

    ELAINED

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  3. RH

    RolandHorton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. W

    Welshcake

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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

  5. l

    lovetoeat67

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  6. R

    Robin

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.

  7. RB

    RosB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  8. CS

    ChristineS

    Staffordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 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!

  9. B

    Bing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 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.

  10. MK

    MarkK

    Herefordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. RH

    RobertH

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 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.

  12. F

    First

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  13. NW

    NevilleW

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 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.

  14. JS

    JoSt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sublime food, every mouthful was an experience. Highly recommended.

  15. KR

    KaRaSaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 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.

  16. r

    richardb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Returning after pandemic, better than ever - well chosen menu - well executed and excellent service

  17. RE

    RachelE

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fabulous 'in season' chosen and cooked with great skill and passion. Beautiful setting. Friendly service which nearly matched the quality of the food.

  18. k

    kathy

    Birmingham

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch in a lovely location. The food was delicious and service excellent.

  19. RG

    RobinG

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the most excellent food I have ever eaten. The surrounding countryside and the sympathetic conversion of a barn to a restaurant simply add to the experience. The staff too were welcoming and courteous. They clearly enjoy their work from their infectious enthusiasm.

  20. HW

    HenryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, wonderful setting too! Take time to look around the kitchen garden

  21. SE

    SimonE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came for lunch last week - beautiful food in great surroundings superb service from a very knowledgable team. We will definitely be back. Simon & Sue Eales

  22. M

    Matt

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food and service. This is a must visit for foodies.

  23. EM

    EdwardM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pensons is a fantastic place for a meal. The food is superb and surprises you every time with a new taste, texture or combination. Service is impeccable but unobtrusive and you can enjoy your meal in your own little bubble, with voices chatting amiably in the background. This was our sixth visit and you can be certain it will not be long until the next time.

  24. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit at lunch time - delicious and charming

  25. SD

    SteveD

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and Excellent Service Really enjoyed our lunch and will definitely go back for another meal

  26. W

    Worcester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Pensons cancelled the reservation 1 hour before we were due to dine We booked the reservation through their online booking system and had received 2 confirmations that the booking was confirmed They were very polite but passive aggressive in the way that the cancellation was handled Their terms state that if we were to cancel within 48 hours of the reservation time, then we would be charged £45 per person, but Pensons offered no compensation for their cancellation, and when asked how they were going to handle their cancellation, just changed the subject We both took time off work to dine at Pensons and their lack of customer service is astounding, especially as the cancellation is entirely their fault Let’s see how they respond to this complaint

    PensonsResponded on April 22, 2022

    We sincerely apologise for cancellation. As we explained, it occurred because this was an online reservation for a Tuesday, when we are always closed. This shouldn't be able to happen and was only possible due to a short-lived technical issue on the booking system and confirmation messages are automated. We contacted you as soon as we became aware of the problem, offered to rearrange and agreed to your suggestion of complimentary wine as recognition of the inconvenience caused.

  27. JF

    JoanF

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect, will be back

  28. JB

    JoB1977

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food in beautiful setting. Service spot on. The food is very well balanced and presented. It would be nice to have a quicker rotation of dishes through the weeks but I guess that’s not always possible. Can’t go too often which is just as well ! We love going and supporting them.

  29. ZM

    ZoeM

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb experience. Beautiful food in a beautiful place.

  30. TP

    TriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a superb evening at Pensons! Our five course Tasting Menu was pure joy and an especial treat for me as each of my courses was gluten free. Not only were the tastes of the Trout, Spiced Carrot, Monkfish, Venison and Rhubarb sublime but the aroma of each dish gave us a hint of the delicate ingredients. Upon arrival, the greeting was warm and much appreciated. We sampled cocktails outside in the courtyard as the April evening was kind to us. Service throughout was brilliant: attentive but not intrusive and just the right pauses between courses to give us time to reflect on the previous course and anticipate the next! Thank you for a special evening, Pensons. We will return soonest. Tricia and Anthony

  31. L

    Lenozze

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect Sunday lunch in this stunning building. We were made welcome from the moment we arrived. Impeccable service from a team of staff who clearly love what they do. Beautifully balanced menu prepared and presented by very talented chefs. Delicious monkfish and venison main courses. The rich chicken sauce with the monkfish was a triumph. Wonderful.

  32. HT

    HelenT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful building with excellent service. The food is always top class and well deserving of its Michelin star. We had a lovely evening and will definitely return. Highly recommend

  33. N

    Nick

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant meal, brilliant service. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had :)

  34. DA

    DARRENC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect meal Faultless service Excellent atmosphere

  35. AA

    AnnaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, excellent service in a delightful environment.

  36. SJ

    SarahJ

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely outstanding as always , polite staff,food sublime our 5 th visit never fails to produce the most amazing dishes never want any of them to finish.

  37. HM

    HollianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an excellent 5 course meal for my boyfriends 25th birthday. The venue is beautiful and the food was flawless.

  38. DL

    DanL

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful building, amazing food and great friendly staff. Was the perfect place for a relaxed but special anniversary lunch.

  39. J

    Justjane

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great lunch, lovely place. From ringing to find out about allergies and confirming our reservation. All was so perfect. Telling everyone about our experience.

  40. LJ

    LindaJ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful lunch in a beautiful place - first class

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
  • 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 542 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 7 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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