A RESTAURANT with a Michelin Star near Tenbury has been named as restaurant of the year in the sustainable lifestyle awards.

The accolade puts the spotlight on businesses with positive social and environmental impacts.

Pensons, on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border use produce that is either grown on the Netherwood Estate or sourced from local suppliers.

The manager at Pensons said this approach offers more certainty about ingredients’ sustainability, as well as reducing packaging waste and food miles.

Peta Darnley said: "When we opened nine months ago, we wanted to put local and sustainable at the heart of what we do and create a strong sense of place.

"So not only do we grow what ingredients we can, but we work with amazing local suppliers, artisans and craftsmen to showcase the very best of what is grown, foraged and made in this area.

"We are honoured to have been selected for this award and it is a testament to the effort and commitment of the team and our collaborators here.

"We still have lots to do and tons of ideas to put into practice which we look forward to implementing in the future."