Two-star chef Tom Kerridge eyes new pub venture

Two-star chef Tom Kerridge eyes new pub venture

The Coach and Horses on West Street

Double Michelin-starred chef sets sights on new pub venture

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THE AWARD-winning husband and wife team behind Marlow’s double Michelin-starred restaurant have revealed plans to extend their culinary empire in the town.

Tom and Beth Kerridge, who run the internationally acclaimed Hand and Flowers on West Street, plan to take over the Coach and Horses pub on the same road.

The couple have applied to Wycombe District Council for planning permission to overhaul the grade II listed building to include a rear extension and a completely new kitchen featuring large cold and dry store areas.

Proposals also include refitting the pub, currently housing a Chinese restaurant, to include a new bar, flooring, decoration and seating, with the toilet set-up also reconfigured.

The entrance door would also be moved back to its original place under the plans.

The couple’s first venture The Hand and Flowers, only a few hundred yards from the Coach and Horses, made history in 2011 when it became the first pub to be awarded two Michelin stars.

And Tom has also enjoyed TV success with his popular series Proper Pub Food, accompanying his best-selling cookbook of the same name.

The Hand and Flowers attracts visitors from all over the world, with dinner service at the pub booked out months in advance.

See this week’s Marlow Free Press for more details on the Kerridge’s new venture.

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7:36pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Texaco says...

Marlows expensive as it is. This will just be another place that most people can't afford to go to.
Marlows expensive as it is. This will just be another place that most people can't afford to go to. Texaco
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7:34am Tue 3 Jun 14

gpn01 says...

Texaco wrote:
Marlows expensive as it is. This will just be another place that most people can't afford to go to.
Does it matter whether most people can afford to go or not? Surely what matters is that enough people can afford it.
[quote][p][bold]Texaco[/bold] wrote: Marlows expensive as it is. This will just be another place that most people can't afford to go to.[/p][/quote]Does it matter whether most people can afford to go or not? Surely what matters is that enough people can afford it. gpn01
  • Score: 4

8:30am Tue 3 Jun 14

keithc913 says...

Yet another expensive Gastro pub.Just what Marlow needs !
Yet another expensive Gastro pub.Just what Marlow needs ! keithc913
  • Score: -6

9:16am Tue 3 Jun 14

richhoops says...

The Hand and Flowers is excellent but now it's so successful it's incredibly hard to get into, you have to book 9 months to a year in advance at the moment. Maybe this will be a more casual walk in version. I'm sure they'll make a huge success of it either way.
The Hand and Flowers is excellent but now it's so successful it's incredibly hard to get into, you have to book 9 months to a year in advance at the moment. Maybe this will be a more casual walk in version. I'm sure they'll make a huge success of it either way. richhoops
  • Score: 12

11:32am Thu 5 Jun 14

pennman says...

To the whingers, all I can say is that it provides jobs and is better than having an empty unit on the street, or would you prefer a nice charity shop? It pays rent and rates as well as tax too. If you can't afford it, then don't go there. If you can, then enjoy yourselves!
Good for Tom!
To the whingers, all I can say is that it provides jobs and is better than having an empty unit on the street, or would you prefer a nice charity shop? It pays rent and rates as well as tax too. If you can't afford it, then don't go there. If you can, then enjoy yourselves! Good for Tom! pennman
  • Score: 4

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