The current owners only have themselves to blame if they could not make this business work.
The opening hours were never the same as stated on their website and when you did manage to catch them open the welcome was far from warm.
They never managed to secure a chef and the food offering went from something that people drove out from other villages to enjoy, to something that was served in a basket.
Being in the hospitality trade is a tough job but at the crux of running any kind of pub or restaurant is excellent service and the relationship with the customer. The current owners threw the towel in after not even a year’s trading and excelled at neither service or customer relations.
My objection is purely based on common sense and nothing to do with who owns the pub. If the current owners were prepared to sell for a sensible price I am sure that somebody else would relish the chance to reinstate the Fox and Hounds to its former glory.