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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
British, Modern European
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Luxury
Other Awards
One Michelin star, SquareMeal UK Top 100
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Pensons is a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms sitting in the Netherwood Estate, Tenbury Wells. Pensons is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, and for lunch and dinner from Thursday to Saturday. Their seasonal tasting menu is designed by head chef Chris Simpson, ever changing, it is inspired by local suppliers and produce. The restaurant itself is open and airy, enjoying large windows and vaulted ceilings from their luxurious converted barn location.

If you’re visiting Pensons for dinner you will find a five course tasting menu, which changes regularly depending on local supply and season. An example of the dishes you may find include monkfish served with artichoke, seaweed and chicken sauce, and a venison dish served with onion, bacon, parsnip and celeriac sauce. Smaller courses may include homemade bread with yeast butter, and a mushroom dish served with truffle, hazelnut and artichoke. Desserts sound equally as tempting with dishes such as spiced red wine pear, and vanilla panna cotta served with gingerbread and yoghurt sorbet. There is also an optional cheese course, and paired wines to accompany each dish on the menu.There is also a smaller three course lunch menu available, with  a smaller selection of dishes from the evening menu on offer. 

Pensons is located in Pensons Yard, Tenbury Wells. You are located within reach of many local attractions such as the Arley Arboretum and Gardens and Croft Castle. With plenty of interesting places to visit in the Malverns you are also close by to a number of museums such the Regal Cinema museum and the Tenbury Wells History Museum. 

A popular restaurant with locals due to exceptional service and food means booking is essential when visiting this Michelin-starred restaurant. 


Are children allowed?

Yes children are allowed if they are familiar with this type of restaurant dining and etiquette, however there is not an alternative menu for children.

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Does the restaurant cater for all dietary requirements?

There are daily pescatarian and vegetarian menus for all the above options, but Pensons does not over a vegan menu.

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Is it fully accessible for disabled guests?

Yes, there are disabled parking spaces by the main restaurant door and most of the restaurant is all on one level (with the exception of the private dining room) with hard floors throughout.

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Meet the team

Chris Simpson

Head chef

Chris Simpson is a West Country chef through and through, having spent over a decade as Nathan Outlaw's head chef and right hand man at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, before stepping out on his own to lead the kitchen at iconic Devon hotel Gidleigh Park. After maintaining the restaurant's Michelin star, Chris left to succeed Lee Westcott at Pensons in Herefordshire, where his classical style and love of West Country produce has proved to be a perfect fit for the Netherton Estate restaurant.


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

01885 410321 01885 410321


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:00
Fri 12:00-14:00
Sat 12:00-14:00
Sun 12:00-14:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:30-22:00
Thu 18:30-22:00
Fri 18:30-22:00
Sat 18:30-22:00
Sun Closed


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