The Fox & Hounds at Bredon is a picture postcard black and white thatched village pub. Bredon is actually in Worcestershire but it has a Tewkesbury postal code (GL20). Consequently the Fox and Hounds is not listed in the 1891 and 1903 licensing books of Gloucestershire. The Fox and Hounds had a long association with the Hardwick family. Gerry Hardwick was landlord from 1948 until his death in 1969. His widow took over the lease briefly before their son, Mike Hardwick, became landlord in 1971. Mike retired in 2004. On his retirement Mike told the Gloucestershire Echo: “My parents took over the Fox and Hounds in 1948. It was just a beer and cider house then. They began to build it up and made cups of tea and bacon sandwiches for the fishermen at six o’clock in the morning, before they went fishing. My job was to clear everything up.”
In 1974 Whitbread produced a book entitled ‘Inn and Around’ which featured ‘250 favourite Whitbread pubs’. The Fox and Hounds at Bredon was included on page 139:
The Fox & Hounds is now a Donnington Brewery pub.
This page will be updated with additional information.
Map Reference SO 923372
Owner in 2004: Enterprise Inns / Whitbread Pub Partnerships
Landlords at the Fox & Hounds include:
1904-1906 Joseph Peare
1906 (September) Joseph Viner (‘of Eckington’)
1948-1969 Gerry Hardwick
1971-2004 Mike Hardwick
2005 Chris and Cilla Lambe