Enjoy great food, great drink & great company

A welcoming, warm, family run bar & restaurant nestled in the countryside of Hertfordshire


Opening times

Tuesday to Saturday
12 - 4pm & 6 - 11pm
Sunday - 12 - 5pm
Monday - Closed

Bank Holiday Monday 30th
Open for lunch only

Closed for maintenance
Tues 31 May > Thurs 2 June
Re-opening evening Fri 3 May
Booking line remains open

We won Michelin BIB Gourmand again!

The 3rd year running & the only restaurant in Hertfordshire to win in 2015. A Bib Gourmand is a recognition by the Michelin Guide for establishments offering good food at reasonable prices.

Cornish Native Lobster

It is the start of the lobster season and we have the first of the lobsters this year from Lee's first catch. The lobsters are here and are on the menu this evening. Supply is limited as it is the start of the season so will be available on a first come first served basis. Please feel free to call and make your booking for this evening and reserve your lobster now ! Prices will be dependent on the size and will come down as the season progresses and supply is in full flow- usually by the end of May.


At the Fox & Hounds Restaurant & Bar, the atmosphere & service is friendly & informal with select local beers & a choice of continental lagers & great wines. Diners have the option of eating award-winning Chef, James Rix’ sophisticated, but simple menu in the bar, lounge, or the superb chandeliered dining room.

In the summer months, you can enjoy eating on our heated, covered terrace.

The Fox & Hounds is featured in all good guides including Michelin, AA Best Pubs, Alastair Sawday's Special Places & CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

Michelin BIB Gourmand

We are proud to have been awarded a Micheling Bib Gourmand 2016 (3rd year running). The only establishment in Hertfordshire to have a Bib Gourmand this year - a great achievement we think!