At the Netherwood Estate

Guest Chef Series


We are thrilled to be collaborating with some of our friends over the coming months who are among the most exciting and innovative chefs working in the country at the moment. It is an honour for us to welcome them to cook at Pensons and a fantastic opportunity for our guests to sample their wonderful food. The inaugural dinner in the series features Simon Rogan and Tom Phillips cooking along side our Head Chef, Lee Westcott.


Wednesday 25th September

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Acclaimed chefs Simon Rogan and Tom Phillips will collaborate with Lee Westcott for a 7 course dinner on Wednesday 25th September, in aid of the culinary academy, Bocuse d’Or UK.

Simon, Chef and owner of the two-Michelin-starred L’Enclume in Cumbria and Michelin-starred Roganic in London and Tom, Head Chef of Michelin-starred Restaurant Story and winner of the UK candidate of Bocuse d’Or in 2018 will work with Lee to put together a special seven course tasting menu. In keeping with the values of all three chefs, this will focus on innovative, unique dishes using the highest quality seasonal produce. The menu will include a carefully selected wine pairing kindly sponsored by Justerini and Brooks.

All three chefs passionately believe in the importance of encouraging and nurturing young up and coming chefs, so all profits from the evening will got to the Bocuse d’Or UK Academy, the not- for- profit organisation which Simon is the UK President, dedicated to supporting the UK team in this most prestigious international culinary competition.

Some accommodation is available on a bed and breakfast basis for the night of 25th September at The Hyde, a Grade II star listed medieval hall house also located on the Netherwood Estate nearby and complementary transport will be provided between this and the restaurant. Alternatively we can provide a list of other accommodation options locally. Please call 01885 410 321 for more details.

Restaurant travel information can be found on the ‘Finding Us’ page.

This is the first of our guest chef dinner series. More details about future events will be release soon, so please sign up below for more information.


  • Tickets Cost £180 for the seven course dinner and accompanying wine pairing only (including service charge). Additional drinks will be charged on the night.

  • No other menu options will be provided and we apologise but dietary requirements cannot be accommodated on this evening.

  • The tickets are non-refundable but if you do have do cancel, we will do our best to re-sell the tickets for you, although this cannot be guaranteed.