A renowned Cotswolds pub that has been at the heart of village life since 1540 is under new ownership after being sold by property agent Colliers International.  

Fox and Hounds in Great Wolford is a quintessential unspoiled English country inn that lies at the centre of a network of ancient footpaths and bridleways. The Grade II listed building is in easy reach of the tourist hotspots of Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold and Moreton in Marsh and is particularly popular among walkers, as well as locals.

Peter Brunt, hotels director at Colliers International South West, said: “A foodie-haven, there is considerable scope to develop the Fox and Hounds. The trading areas of the pub ooze character and atmosphere, with two main restaurant/bar areas either side of the beautiful open fireplace, a low-beamed ceiling and a charming brass top bar server. The inn also has three stylish letting bedrooms allowing guests to extend their stay in a popular destination for tourists.”
 
The premises includes owner’s accommodation, arranged over the first and attic floors, which includes a large lounge, kitchen and office as well as two en-suite double bedrooms and a further single bedroom.

Peter Brunt added: “The sale of the Fox and Hounds is great news for the Cotswolds, following hot on the heels of the sale of another Grade II listed pub, The Plough at Kelmscott. 

“There was a lot of interest in the sale of the Fox and Hounds, as good pubs of this size are in scarce supply. The pub is steeped in history and is a charming building in a beautiful village, with plenty of character and atmosphere and considerable scope to develop trade.”