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                                                 Indeed, all of the redeveloped buildings
                                                 that surround the sun-trap courtyard,
                                                 where you can enjoy pre or post-dining
                         PENSONS
                                                 cocktails; a luxury home and garden shop,
                         Peta Darnley            two exclusive bedrooms and a couple
                         Nr Tenbury Wells        of inspiring office spaces, have been
            Pensons was the brainchild of Peta Darnley,   detailed to reflect the beauty of their
            set in a lovingly converted barn rich in   origins with current design twists.
            history and architectural splendour on the   But it’s not just the building’s aesthetics
            Darnley family’s Netherwood estate. It not   that captivate guests. Talented chef, Chris
            only offers exquisite Michelin Star cuisine    Simpson, and his team have taken the
            but also immerses diners in a captivating   regional culinary scene by storm, infusing
            atmosphere.
                                                 the menu with innovative flavours and
            As was Peta’s vision, the ambiance   impeccable techniques. The combination
            effortlessly blends history with modernity.   of locally-sourced ingredients, many
            The carefully curated interior pays homage   from Pensons’ own extensive kitchen
            to the building’s heritage while providing a   garden, and Chris’s culinary expertise has
            contemporary setting. It’s a place where the   garnered Pensons’ prestigious awards for
            past and present harmoniously converge.  its outstanding food.





                                                 Thomson & Scott Noughty Rouge
                         TUDOR                   De-Alcoholised Syrah with supper or post
                         FARMHOUSE HOTEL         dinner NoGroni.
                         Colin & Hari Fell
                         Clearwell, Forest of Dean  The hotel’s cute Shepherd’s Hut will offer
                                                 therapies such as deep tissue treatments
            2023 celebrates 20 years since owners    to relax, facials to reinvigorate, or even
            Hari and Colin Fell took over ownership    reflexology to stimulate and nurture healing.
            of this unique establishment.
                                                 Lastly, choose from either an e-biking
            To mark the milestone a special ’20 Year   excursion, a wildlife safari with specialist
            Celebration Package’ awaits, including a 3   Ed Drewitt or a paddle boarding session.
            night stay with Champagne breakfast in bed,   See their website for full details.
            6 course tasting menu with wine pairing,
            activities and body treatments. For non-  Head chef is Gavin Roberts, who joined
            drinkers, forward-thinking Tudor Farmhouse   from Cowley Manor, having worked in several
            recently launched their own new NoLo drinks   Michelin starred restaurants. Gavin’s style is
            menu consisting of an extensive series of   driven by home grown clarity of flavour, true
            tipples to cover all bases, from pre-dinner   to the seasons and influenced by the hotel’s
            cocktail Bax Batch Martini, a bottle of   location, and he grows what he can in the

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