WORCESTERSHIRE may be losing its only permanent Michelin Star restaurant - but it will still has many notable cafes and restaurants mentioned in the renowned guide.

Worcestershire has seven locations that are mentioned in the guide, all of which will be well worth paying a visit.


Pensons, at The Netherwood Estate, in Tenbury Wells, is the county's only permanent Michelin Star restaurant, but will sadly be closing its doors in December.

The 1,200 acre Netherwood Estate sits on the Worcestershire-Herefordshire border and plays host to the restored barn restaurant

According to the guide, as much as possible is sourced from the estate, including the fabric for the napkins and chair-coverings that are woven in the on-site mill; vegetables are grown in the kitchen garden; and apples, rapeseed oil, flour and honey all coming from the grounds.

The restaurant will be closing its doors after dinner service on Friday, December 22.

Carters at Westlands

The Michelin Star restaurant, Carters at Westlands, temporarily opened in Offenham earlier this year, after 13 years in Moseley, Birmingham. 

However, "insanely positive feedback" has led directors to decide to extend their stay at Westlands until Sunday, December 31. 

The venue will be transformed into a winter wonderland with geese, firepits, drams, and snow.

Every dish is explained to customers, with the guide highlighting the restaurants' "pleasingly natural style" of the food which "oozes" with flavour.

Black & Green

Black and Green, in the village of Barnt Green, is described in the guide as a "bijou neighbourhood restaurant".

The restaurant has a seasonal and "sensibly priced menu", and uses prime ingredients to deliver layers of texture and flavour in its dishes.

All of Black & Green's guests are served at the same time, with many opting for the wine pairings.

The guide also advises visitors to choose the "cheese course" for a satisfying meal.

Eckington Manor

Eckington Manor, at Manor Farm, is described in the guide as a "proudly run 13th century manor house  located on a 300 acre farm.

The restaurants "attractive modern dishes" are said to showcase local ingredients in ambitious combinations.

The site also boasts a cookery school and "stylish bedrooms".

The Butchers Arms

The Butchers Arms, in the village of Eldersfield, is described in the guide as a "sweet rural inn where hop bines vie for space with the locals’ tankards on low exposed beams."

Its menu is said to be short but packed full of "top quality seasonal ingredients and honest flavours" l

You are greeted at the pub by a thick wooden door, which was salvaged from an old ship, and ales are served straight from the keg.

The guide also references the "friendly team" that "create a "warm atmosphere".

The Inn at Welland 

The Inn at Welland holds a Bib Gourmand title in the guide, which highlights good quality and good value cooking.

The restaurant's "delightful" Malvern Hills views and "well-presented modern dishes" were mentioned in the guide.

The food is said to "show plenty of flair and deliver punchy flavours", with a wide choice of wines by the glass available to pair with.

The Baiting House

The Baiting House, in Upper Sappey,  was  formerly a stop for drovers and wagoners to enjoy some food in the 19th century.

It is now a friendly country pub,  with a  rustic look and friendly atmosphere.

The guide references its "assured yet understated modern British dishes" which are "well priced" and "nicely balanced".

You can also book a lodge whilst you visit with a hot tub.