“Local flavours on a rural estate” - AA Inspector
TENBURY WELLS, WORCESTERSHIRE
The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef and reassessment will take place in due course. A labour-of-love project has transformed derelict farm buildings into this high-flying newcomer. Located on the Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, Pensons occupies a stripped-back, barn-like space with sturdy rafters soaring to the vaulted roof, bare brickwork and a stylishly minimalist decor. With a kitchen garden, as well as beehives, foraged goodies and superlative materials from the surrounding Netherwood Estate and local producers to draw from, the food is unquestionably ingredients led, and luckily the team know how to transform it all into creative and unpretentious dishes.
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 30
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2.30
- Dinner served from: 6
- Dinner served until: close
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About The area
Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.
Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.
Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.
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