“Once-derelict farm buildings the perfect setting for stylishly spot-on dishes.” - AA Inspector



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A labour-of-love project has transformed derelict farm buildings into this high-flyer. Located on the Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, Pensons occupies a stripped-back, barn-like space, airy and light, with sturdy rafters soaring to the vaulted roof, bare brickwork and a stylishly minimalist decor. Huge windows open onto the sun-filled courtyard. Seasonal and local is key here, with some produce coming from the kitchen garden. A starter of thinly sliced marinated scallop successfully balances the delicate shellfish with chicory jam and chilli oil, the heat from which is never overpowering, while a dessert of rhubarb comes on a soft walnut cake base, moist and full of flavour, with medlar syrup, blood orange and forced, poached rhubarb.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence


  • Seats: 30
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed:
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Worcestershire

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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