The Hand and Flowers was opened in March 2005 by Tom and Beth Kerridge.
In less than a year they gained themselves one Michelin Star, 6/10 and Buckinghamshire Newcomer of the Year in The Good Food Guide, 3 AA Rosettes and one Egon Ronay Star.
In 2012, Michelin Guide for UK and Ireland, the Hand and Flowers is the first pub to have been awarded 2 Michelin Stars. Tom was previously head chef at Adlards in Norwich (one Michelin star), and senior sous chef at Monsieur Max in Hampton (which also had one Michelin star). Before then, Tom cooked at London restaurants including Odettes, Rhodes in the Square, Stephen Bull and The Capital.