Since opening The Hand & Flowers in 2005, Tom Kerridge’s career path has progressed and grown with the support of his wife Beth and many members of key staff, allowing the business to grow and diversify. In 2011, The Hand & Flowers was the first pub to receive two stars in the Michelin Guide, an accolade that they still hold today and that as a team, they are all very proud of. Near to the pub they also have The Shed, a private dining room by The Hand & Flowers team seating only 9 people.
Continued staff development led to the growth of the business, opening The Coach in 2014 that within its first year of trading received three AA Rosettes and voted third best pub in Britain by the Top 50 Gastropub Awards. In 2017 The Coach was also awarded a Michelin star. Tom was also awarded the coveted ‘Chef Award’ at the 2017 Cateys.
In October 2017, Tom opened The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow which is a fully operational butchers and pub under one roof. In September 2018, Tom opened his first restaurant in the capital at Corinthia London, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill and in November 2019 he opened his first restaurant in Manchester, The Bull & Bear