Fox & Hounds

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The Fox & Hounds Hunsdon is a modern European restaurant and pub set in the Hertfordshire countryside. It is the only Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant in the county. The Fox & Hounds has been owned and run by James & Bianca Rix since 2004.

Where is Fox & Hounds located?

The Fox & Hounds is situated in the pretty village of Hunsdon, close to the towns of Hertford, Bishop Stortford & Harlow. It is within easy reach of the A10, A414,M11 and M25. The Henry Moore Foundation is a great place to visit and combine with a lunch or dinner at The Fox & Hounds to make a great day out. The Fox & Hounds is also dog friendly and there are many walks from the doorstep in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

What cuisine is on offer at Fox & Hounds?

Head chef James Rix serves up imaginative food with rustic Italian and French influences. The simple but sophisticated menu features creative seasonal food with inspiring dishes. Ingredients are carefully sourced including rare breed meat, native lobsters and local game.

What is the signature dish at Fox & Hounds?

Popular dishes include lighter dishes such as Crab taco & mango salsa, spaghetti with clams to Swaledale lamb rump and Old Spot Pork loin. Cornish Native lobster, garlic & herb butter, chips and salad is the summer specialty. Locally shot loin of venison, braised cabbage & Gratin Dauphinoise is a popular winter dish. For dessert the flourless chocolate cake, creme fraiche & Griottine cherries is not to be missed.

What makes a meal at Fox & Hounds unique?

Meat and fish is cooked or finished in the Josper oven that works like and indoor barbecue to give dishes a fantastic flavour while keeping it moist and tender. The menu constantly evolves and changes regularly, making the most of the best produce available. James is in the kitchen every day and has a very hands on approach in the kitchen, developing new dishes and seasonal menus. This also shows in the consistency and high standards of the food.


A restaurant (I guess some might say a Gastropub) that repeatedly offers lovely fresh food and haven't sold out the the low cost rubbish chains that exist nearby. We've been 3 times and each time have had lovely food with great service. But don't go to the fox and hounds as we may not get a table.

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Closed Times: Sunday evening, all day Monday and Tuesdays after BH Mondays
Open Times: Tue-Sun 12:00-15.30:, Tue-Sat 18:00-22:00 (BH Mon for lunch only)
Vendor Accreditation: Good Food Guide , AA Pick of the Pubs, Michelin Bib Gourmand

Arrival information & directions

Address: 2 High Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, HunsdonSG12 8NH, United Kingdom

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