The Fox and Hounds, Ware, Hertfordshire
The Fox & Hounds is a family run establishment in the pretty village of Hunsdon. It is established as one of Hertfordshire’s leading pub & dining room, receiving impressive reviews and accolades in numerous press articles and guides. Chef/proprietor James Rix has previously worked in some of London’s most celebrated eateries.
Everything is made in-house and the menu changes daily making the best of good quality seasonal produce. Rare breed meats and locally shot game feature and seafood is delivered daily from the East and South coasts. Sample dishes include Black Pudding from Normandy and a Fried Duck Egg, Palourde Clams, Chorizo and Sherry for starters. For main course why not try the popular Cote de Boeuf, Sauce Béarnaise and Hand Cut Chips or Calfs Liver Persillade and Duck Fat Potato Cake. Finish off with Chocolate Pot, Crème Fraiche and Hazelnut Praline, Apple Tart Fine and Salted Caramel Ice Cream. There is an interesting wine list with a good selection offered by the glass or carafe. You will also find an excellent value midweek set menu
The pub has a friendly, informal atmosphere with a comfy laid back bar, log fire, leather sofas and local ales. The homely dining room features a chandelier and is popular for gatherings of families and friends and for private functions.
The large garden comes into its own in the summer with a large covered/heated patio and children’s play area - great to keep the children entertained whilst having a quiet drink or bite to eat.