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Latest openings: Pensons, Bedford Lodge Mews, London Cocktail Club Old Street and more

31 January 2019 by
Latest openings: Pensons, Bedford Lodge Mews, London Cocktail Club Old Street and more

Pensons

Pensons restaurant has opened at the Netherwood Estate on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. The restaurant is overseen by chef Lee Westcott, former head chef at the Typing Room at the Town Hall hotel in London's Bethnal Green. Pensons is housed within former farm buildings dating from the 15th century.

Seasonal produce is largely sourced and foraged from the estate's livestock, crops, orchards, kitchen garden, woodlands and lakes. Westcott is also collaborating with local producers, while fish and shellfish are sourced from the west Cornish coast.

The restaurant is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday and for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, offering three courses à la carte for £50, a tasting menu for £75 or a lunch menu with two courses for £27 or three for £32.

Opened 24 January

Covers 46 plus a 14-cover private dining room

Chef Lee Westcott

Restaurant manager Andrew Phillips

Typical dishes Lamb, turnip, potato and onion; salt-baked celeriac, beetroot and chestnut; and brill, leek, mussels and pine

Website www.pensons.co.uk

Pensons Restaurant Netherwood Estate Lee Westcott
Pensons Restaurant Netherwood Estate Lee Westcott

Bedford Lodge Mews

The four-red-AA-star Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket, Suffolk, has opened its new expansion, the Mews, which is available to book on an exclusive basis. The development, accommodating up to six guests, comprises one executive suite, two superior rooms and an eight-cover private dining area, as well as dedicated parking. The expansion brings the hotel's total number of rooms up to 80.

Bedrooms Three

Website www.bedfordlodgehotel.co.uk

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bedford-lodge-mews

Cérès

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ceres
Crowdfunded restaurant Cérès has opened in London's Newington Green, offering Provencal, Sicilian and Mediterranean cooking with global culinary influences. The restaurant is chef Camille Tardieu's first following a series of supper clubs and private events.

Covers 30

Head chef Camille Tardieu

Typical dishes Monkfish, ‘nduja, persillade; octopus, saffron aïoli and winter vegetables

Website www.cereslondon.co.uk

easyHotel Ipswich

Super-budget hotel chain easyHotel has opened its latest property in Ipswich, Suffolk, offering simple rooms featuring the company's signature orange colour and integrated en suite bathrooms, as well as bedside USB charging points and air conditioning. WiFi and TV are available at an additional cost.

Bedrooms 89

Starting room rate £14.99

Website www.easyhotel.com

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easyhotel-ipswich

London Cocktail Club Old Street

London Cocktail Club has opened a secret garden party-themed bar in London's Old Street. The new site features a Victorian-style veranda with arches of roses, swinging seats, Moroccan-style festival tents with red curtains and lamps, as well as a private conservatory with day beds and a Negroni fountain.

Covers 150

Generalmanager Matt Jonah

Website www.londoncocktailclub.co.uk

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london-cocktail-cluboldstreet9

Moxy Edinburgh Airport

Marriott International has opened its newest Moxy-branded hotel at Edinburgh Airport, with book-themed decor as a nod to Edinburgh's status as Unesco's City of Literature, including a hanging book installation at the entrance. Moxy's 24/7 B&F self-service concept offers fresh juices, coffee, flatbreads and salads.

Bedrooms 230

Operator Belvar

Starting room rate £79

Website www.moxy-hotels.marriott.com

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moxy-edinburgh

The Wellington Arms

The Wellington Arms pub in Stratfield Turgis, Hampshire, has unveiled 25 bedrooms, each named after the Duke of Wellington's war battles. Each room features Espa bergamot and jasmine toiletries, chocolates from Hampshire-based Choose and a Mozzo coffee machine. One room is a suite and features a freestanding bath in the bedroom.

Bedrooms 25

Operator Red Mist Leisure

Website www.wellingtonarmshampshire.co.uk

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the-wellington-arms

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