The Pig, restaurant with rooms but actually so much more. A little birthday treat enabled a visit to a Pig Hotel. We’ve been wanting to go for ages and let me tell you it didn’t disappoint. Keep reading for all the details.
They claim to be a restaurant with rooms but they are so much more. This particular site is a beautiful picture perfect hotel sat in some incredible grounds. That sweeping gravel drive way up to the house. Fields surrounding and the cutest vegetable garden with pizza oven kitchen. The staff are great, friendly and know what they’re doing. They make your stay enjoyable and keep everything feeling at ease with out you even noticing. It’s not worth me telling you pricing as there are too many factors involved. Head to their website here for more info.
We went for a cosy room, its a good size with beautiful furnishings. Rainfall shower and lovely products in your bathroom. Larger rooms have roll top baths which would be perfect for a longer stay. Also dotted around the grounds are hut style rooms with little porches to sit out on. Rooms are equipped with coffee machine and various teas, a mini bar and a lovely grey robe. Would it be a night away with out a fluffy robe, no didn’t think so.
We arrived to ‘piggy fours’ and giant cookies saying Happy Birthday. Not sure if husband arrange or not. Major points to him if he did those cookies were insane.
The heart of the hotel is the kitchen garden, all produce grown is served in the hotel. For everything else its locally sourced. If you’re a foodie you’re gonna love it. Lots of choices, nibbles and large plates. They serve great wine. They stock my favourite Chase grapefruit gin and the best part they hard a delicious vintage port on offer, the perfect cheese partner. Oh and they know how to make a flipping good Bloody Mary.
We sat in the conservatory for lunch and had small plates and cocktails, my kinda food because I can never pick and like to sample everything.
I will admit as much as we really enjoyed the food, there were a couple of bits from the evening menu that were nice but not amazing. They just lacked a little oomph, however, it didn’t detract in anyway as everything else was great. The risotto was insane, other highlights were a pac choi dish, the crackling, tomatoes with croutons and cheese.
Breakfast is more food than you can possibly eat. We were like two little piggies sampling all the choices. It was honestly faultless. Breakfast is not included in your room rate. You can order granola, fruit, yoghurt pastries etc and in addition there are levels of cooked breakfast, ranging from egg on toast to eggs Benedict or full English.
We did try the pizza oven too because well a full food review is required and we wanted to experience everything. It’s lovely sat in the veg garden. Glass of bubbles, flat bread style pizzas and nibbles.
Annie was amazing. That’s all I have to say. We both had hour massages. I loved it, it was 99% massage and then a tiny little bit of hot stones on the back, bliss. She massaged how I like, firm but not painful above all she got in at the tension. The treatment rooms are a converted out building, that have shed like decor. For instance there are shelves with tools and plant pots. Super cute and cosy. Only comment is would have been nice to have a relax style room to meet in after because it’s a little bit more relaxing. Maybe there is and COVID stopped it.
One night at The Pig is not enough because let me tell you, I felt so relaxed that it made me so sad to leave. It really is a brilliant stay, I loved all the little touches. There are so many cosy nooks to sit and have drinks or tea and cake. The surroundings are so calming it’s just heaven. We will definitely be heading to another pig soon.
Have you visited a pig hotel? Let me know what you thought in the comments. If you missed my last post you can catch up here.