Michelin-starred restaurant Pensons to reopen on 15 July

Michelin Star restaurant, Pensons, has announced the reopening of its site from tomorrow (15 July).

The only Michelin-starred restaurant on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire/Shropshire border has revealed the social distancing measures put in place, which includes tables being “much more widely spaced” than the government guidance and the front of house team have also adjusted service procedures in order to minimise person to person contact.

Once reopened, head chef, Chris Simpson, and his team will be cooking a seasonal, ingredient-led menu that focuses on fresh flavours direct from the restaurant’s kitchen garden and other local food suppliers.

The new menu will include lamb and beef from Legges of Bromyard, Mawley Milk, Herefordshire cherries and Worcestershire Hop and Hay-on-Wye cheeses.

The restaurant also revealed during lockdown the Pensons team provided over 3,000 free dishes to local vulnerable and elderly people and key workers that were nominated by others in the community across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Owner of The Netherwood Estate and Pensons, Peta Darnley, said: “The whole of the Pensons team are so excited to be able to welcome our guests back to eat with us again.  

“During the closure, we have been working on our new seasonal menus inspired by the array of fresh, local seasonal produce which we can’t wait to share with our guests and give them a warm welcome back.”

Simpson added: “I have thoroughly enjoyed creating a new flavour led menu for our guests that epitomises the taste of the summer season using a wide variety of our produce from the gardens and local suppliers that is so abundant and bountiful at this time of year.”

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