Herts pub receives Michelin Bib Gourmand award for fourth year running

Fox & Hounds pib in Hundson, Hertfordshire, has received the prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand award for the fourth year running, heralding it as the best eatery in the county. The award follows a recent refurbishment, supported with funding from HSBC.

Fox & Hounds has partnered with HSBC since it was founded in 2004. With the bank’s support of a commercial mortgage, owners Bianca and James Rix created Fox & Hounds, which champions local seasonal produce.

Over the last decade the restaurant has continually evolved, which included its most recent refurbishment. This saw an additional dining area opened for corporate entertaining.

Bianca Rix said, “I think the key to the pub’s success is down to our ethos of continually thinking innovatively about not only the food we offer, but also the space in which we welcome customers.

'HSBC completely understood this mind set and has provided support and strategic advice over the years, which has been a crucial element in growing the restaurant, helping us to now win the Bib Gourmand award for the fourth year running.”

Sharon Byde, HSBC’s Area Director for Business Banking in West London, added, “Bianca and James have a long-standing partnership with their HSBC Relationship Manager Jacob Swiderski, which enabled us to tailor our funding to their specific needs.

'The Michelin award is testament to their business savviness and nuanced understanding of a hotly competitive industry. Our team of specialists will continue to support Fox & Hounds in its development and we look forward to its next chapter.”