Where to eat and drink
Pershore has a variety of independent cafes, restaurants and pubs to suit every taste and every price point. You can indulge in pub meals, fresh cakes, exotic dishes, and even traditional Italian.
Pubs and restaurants in Pershore
The Star Inn
The Star is renowned locally for its fine food prepared by Masterchef-featured chef Bruce Lawrence. Their menu is a mix of classic dishes and twists on old favourites. The interior has been recently renovated and is a cosy setting to dine or drink, with a good selection of ales. In the summer, take a drink down to their beautiful riverside garden.
Eckington Manor is a country house hotel serving innovative British and European fine cuisine, prepared by Masterchef 2015 winner, Mark Stinchcombe. Eckington Manor undoubtedly the premium food offer in the Pershore area, and also has a cookery school attached, set within a working farm. The restaurant is reservation only.
Benvenuti at Belle House
New to Pershore, Benvenuti is already gaining a local reputation. The Belle House has a strong eatery heritage, and Benvenuti is just the local incarnation of this pedigree. It serves old fashioned Italian dishes, including pasta, fish and meat dishes and premium pizza. Pre-booking is recommended.
The Pickled Plum
A gastropub with a lively atmosphere and a vibrant menu, The Pickled Plum has both atmosphere and familiar, comforting food. They have an expansive bar that caters for every taste, whether you love an ale, a cocktail or a spirit. It is known for its busy ambiance, particularly on a Friday and Saturday evening. Their menu includes traditional pub meals, well prepared and cooked, and reasonably priced.
A unique experience in Pershore, the Thai Legend is known locally for its stunning food and delightful atmosphere. The interior is dedicated to providing an exotic experience, adorned with plant-life, complete with indoor fish pond and water features. Its reputation means that pre-booking is typically required.
Whistler's Wine Bar
This wine bar and restaurant, complete with Georgian balcony, is situated on the first floor of the old, historic Three Tuns, once visited by Queen Victoria. The quirky bar, usually well-filled with the well-dressed and well-versed of the town, is accompanied by an eatery specialising in steak and seafood dishes.
The Golden Dragon
A traditional, high quality Cantonese restaurant, The Golden Dragon serves all your Chinese favourites in a relaxed, colourful setting.
Despite its name, Jimmy Pickles is actually an Indian fusion restaurant, with modern Indian cuisine mixed with elements of French, Italian and Thai cooking. The service is devoted but the atmosphere is incredibly relaxed. Again, pre-booking is recommended for weekend visits.
Cafés in Pershore
Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice is a busy, traditional cafe in the centre of the town. As well as good coffee, it serves cafe snacks including jacket potatoes, baguettes, sandwiches and much more besides. This, as well as its accompanying gift shop, makes it well worth a visit. Also serves breakfast.
The Deli @ Pershore
Known in the town just as 'The Deli', it is part-sandwich bar, part-delicatessan, part-tea room. There is a delicious menu featuring traditional cafe food executed superbly, including jacket potatoes, paninis, baguettes, sausage rolls, and much more besides. Plus, there's a plethora of local goodies on sale too, including locally-produced alcohol, cheese and preserves.
Koffee and Cake
A relative newcomer, the independent Koffee and Cake serves (probably) the best coffee - made from Single Origin Honduran beans - and fresh homemade cakes in the town. They even have a delightful outside terrace for the spring and summer months. Well worth a visit.