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Through the archives: Tom Kerridge’s first decade at The Hand & Flowers
Published 25 July 2022

Credit: The Hand & Flowers

It’s seventeen years since Tom Kerridge opened the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, transforming a simple roadside Greene King hostelry into one of the most famous pubs in the UK. Now the stuff of bucket-list legend, we look back to where it all began.

   The Good Food Guide 2006 Tom and Beth Kerridge moved to this white-washed pub on the outskirts of Marlow at the beginning of March 2005. He was previously head chef at the much-acclaimed Adlard’s in Norwich (see entry), and so expectations were high from the outset. Low beams festooned ...

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