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Pembroke House, Tenbury Wells

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16th century traditional pub with a blue plaque explaining its history. We only visited one other pub in Tenbury so can't say whether it's the best pub in the town - but it served a very nice pint of Wood's (at just £2.90) so it was worth the short walk from the main street. The other handpull was Hobson's Best which is the regular ale. Small outside seating area which is adjacent to the car park and main road but still has plenty of greenery.
paul_d102 - 21 Jun 2015 17:04
Best pub in the village by some way. Proper tavern feel atmosphere despite an attached restaurant. Friendly locals, 2 great ales on including Hobsons which is permanent apparently. Very decent
theposh - 2 Jan 2012 17:43
I live semi-locally and (after some homework..) think that 'The Pembroke' is the best all round pub in Tenbury. As other reviewers have said - food area is downstairs and separate - good (often locally sourced) fodder but 'normal' prices as opposed to cheapy 'Tavern Table' fare ( get what you pay for I guess). This pub does take the time to cultivate a local following though, the oldy-worldy atmosphere, staff and beers (and ciders etc) on offer are normally a good range which change often with frequent guest stuff it would seem. Rarely have I been in and it be empty either inside or under the sizeable porch outside drinking area. Top pub..
the_bumblebee - 13 Sep 2009 11:47
Nice to see that the restaurant part of the pub is kept separate from the bar area, so that you don't feel like you are the odd man out if you have gone there to have a beer.
The Restaurant was popular the night I ate there, I suspect it has a loyal local following.
Food OKish, although it is a fairly limited menu and quite pricey.
Bar staff pleasant and friendly, but waitresses seemed a bit terse.

If I am in the area again I would probably go back, but just for the beer!

monkfish9 - 21 Feb 2009 18:24
I came across the reviews for the Pembroke House whilst surfing through BITE to find some good pubs to eat and drink whilst on a short break to the Marches. Admittedly the last review was written over 3 years ago, but a pub with a rating of 9.2 deserves checking out. We were not disappointed. . Well over 400 years old, the black & white, half-timbered coaching inn is a gem and inside there is a charming assortment of small higgledy-piggledy rooms in which nothing seems to be level or straight.

The patrons seemed to be a cross section of local residents from all age groups from young mums with buggies to senior citizens, but although we were first-time visitors, we received an equally warm and friendly welcome as the regulars. Much of the pubís popularity is doubtless due to the excellent freshly cooked food which is very reasonably priced.

The real ale choice appears to be limited to either Hobsonís Bitter or Talbot Blonde from the Teme Valley Brewery. I opted for the Blonde which was superb. The Pembroke will be definitely on the itinerary when we visit the area again. 10/10.

steve2905 - 27 May 2008 02:56
The atmosphere, beer and food in this pub are second to none. Since the pub was taken over by the present landlord, Andrew, there have been massive improvements, particularly to the menu. The food is superb - the menu is excellent and the quality is extremely high. People have definitely voted with their feet, and the pub has become a very popular venue for both eating and drinking. A great place for lunch or dinner, and highly recommended as just somewhere to stop for a drink and a chat with the locals.
MariaBaxter - 21 Jan 2005 14:29
Deriving its name from the destination of the scholars who stayed there on their way from Oxford in the 16th Century, the Pembroke is presented in the traditional Tudor style. The snug is a pastiche of shire brass, stuffed animal heads, old cider tankards and chintz. The bar serves the award winning Hobsons Bitter, brewed a few miles away, and an array of other drinks, although a good local cider is lacking- almost criminal in 'the town in the orchard'. The food is exquisite since the establishment was taken over last year, and a separate restaurant extension was built keeping the diners away from the smokey and sometimes raucous drinkers. Also has a pool table, dartboard and fruity, plus ample parking and a secluded beer garden.
Alistair Drummond - - 26 Nov 2004 12:05

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