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Lee Westcott, formerly of The Typing Room in Bethnal Green's converted town hall (RIP), has taken the helm at this new restaurant opening on the Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border.

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Reviews of Pensons at Netherwood Estate Restaurant in WR15, Stoke Bliss by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Pensons at Netherwood Estate restaurant.
Charles F
Beautiful setting. Fantastic staff. Inspira...
Reviewed 29 days ago

"Beautiful setting. Fantastic staff. Inspirational food. The best dinner we have had in years. Lee Westcott is a bona fide genius. The restaurant is still relatively unknown but that will surely not be the case for long. A must for all food lovers."

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Caroline P
I was lucky enough to be invited to Penson'...
Reviewed 1 months, 20 days ago

"I was lucky enough to be invited to Penson's for dinner by a friend who lives locally. I was completely blown away by both the food and the decor of the building. It is hard to believe that you can find such sublime food in a converted barn in deepest Herefordshire. We had the 3 course dinner, but were also given some small taster dishes before the meal itself. I had the Asparagus to start followed by trout and rhubarb for pudding. The trout melted in my mouth, and I have no idea how Lee managed to make the fish taste so extraordinarily delicious. The service was also exceptional. If this restaurant was in London you would be queuing for months to get a table. The decor in the restaurant was also a great source of inspiration, and I arrived home wanting to redecorate my converted barn! Penson's is a real gem in Herefordshire and I will be booking a return visit as soon as I can."

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Sean M
The food here is sensational but not in a b...
Reviewed 1 months, 26 days ago

"The food here is sensational but not in a brash showy way. Beautiful ingredients treated with sensitivity resulting in clean, classy, balanced flavours. Understated brilliance. Even the dishes you don’t quite fancy on the menu blow your socks off. Service is super efficient yet unfussy, friendly not over familiar & very knowledgeable. Ambience in this beautifully restored historic building is peaceful & exudes class. A phenomenal restaurant setting the bar very very high in this region. A wonderful addition to the dining scene & my absolute top pick locally. "

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Harry C
I visited Pensons with a group of friends w...
Reviewed 1 months, 29 days ago

"I visited Pensons with a group of friends with high hopes of a restaurant that could blow all of the local competition out of the water and it did not disappoint. On arrival you are left in awe by the beauty of the space, the huge windows letting in beams of light and magnificent wicker lamp-shades hanging from the ceiling. However, it is the food which is the stand out highlight. I love steak tartare and I have it whenever I can, and the way Lee cooks it, or rather does not, is special, it had all the fundamentals of a steak tartare but his completely different, interesting and even more delicious. The steak tartare was particularly brilliant to me but all the food we had on the tasting menu was simply fantastic. The waiters could were also lovely, always around to serve but never intrusive but most importantly, I believe, always had a smile. Pensons really is the standout restaurant in Herefordshire, there is nowhere for miles that you can eat or drink that well as they equally have a good wine and cocktail list, in such a beautiful space. I cannot recommend more highly and I hope they get the star the deserve."

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Liz K
I had been looking forward to visiting the ...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"I had been looking forward to visiting the recently opened Pensons as I loved Lee Westcotts cooking at The Typing Room. Pensons is terrific. I love how an ancient barn has been converted into a cool restaurant. Lee hasn’t lost his touch, the food was excellent. The whole story about the Netherwood Estate and the produce it provides to Lee is A great add on to the cooking itself. My fiends who live in the area are keen to re-visit and even though I live in London, I would make a special trip to eat at Pensons again. Well done Lee and team!"

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Tim B
We have been fortunate to have eaten at Pen...
Reviewed 2 months, 7 days ago

"We have been fortunate to have eaten at Pensons on two occasions recently and we have had the opportunity to sample a different Menu each time. I cannot speak highly enough as to the quality and presentation of the meals we enjoyed and the service was of the very highest standard. We will certainly be going back in the near future."

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charlie f
A truly special experience. Exquisite, inte...
Reviewed 2 months, 7 days ago

"A truly special experience. Exquisite, interesting food in a beautiful setting with relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable service. Not only one of the best meals I have ever eaten - one of the nicest and most memorable experiences I have had at a restaurant."

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Peta C
Have eaten twice what an amazing experience...
Reviewed 2 months, 14 days ago

"Have eaten twice what an amazing experience 11 out of 10 can't wait to go again"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £27.00 £32.00
Dinner   £50.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00 D only 5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Netherwood Estate, Pensons Yard, Stoke Bliss, WR15 8RT
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 pm-12 am
Thursday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-12 am
Friday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-12 am
Saturday12 pm-3 pm, 6:30 pm-12 am
Sunday12 pm-3 pm

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