Frequently popping up in the foodie features, gastro guides and hot hotel reviews of weekend papers and glossy mags, The Pig at the heart of the New Forest is pretty special. More than a restaurant with rooms and more organic than uber cool boutique hotels, The Pig is a contemporary country house hotel and kitchen with bucket loads of character making it the perfect place to indulge and unwind.
The overriding atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, which means parents with babies and toddlers too as a couple of the 26 luxurious rooms are specially intended for families. The family rooms are actually mini suites which have a large double bed, space for a cot or camp bed, a separate bunk room for children up to 12 and a huge ensuite with 6ft monsoon shower and freestanding bath.
The Pig is a contemporary classic and comfortably lived in country house hotel, featuring restored, revamped and recycled furnishings in a luxurious shabby chic style. The decor comprises muted colours and feature walls, with quirky finishing touches and funky, modern design influences. Roaring fires, big chairs, squashy sofas and a relaxing bar are completely conducive to chilling out and then there’s the food!
To put it bluntly, where better to pig out than The Pig! The whole place revolves around the kitchen garden where superb produce is grown and foraged for the chef, James Golding, to create the constantly changing menus. James certainly knows a thing or two about good food too, having worked with Mark Hix, at the Ivy, Caprice, Sheeky’s and Soho House New York. In the conservatory Country Kitchen Restaurant, guests are literally treated to a taste of the New Forest, with the produce either home grown or mostly sourced from within 25 miles.Throughout the summer, children will also devour the mouthwatering flatbreads served in the courtyard from wood fired ovens and The Pig’s two pet pigs are likely to be lurking for leftovers! As a fun, foodie bonus, chief forager Garry, leads guided walks into the New Forest countryside in search of wild provisions, from salad leaves and mushrooms to nuts and berries.
Within the extensive grounds of The Pig, outdoor spaces have been designed like open air rooms with hammocks in the trees, benches dotted around and tables in the courtyard for al fresco dining, drinks and simply kicking back on balmy summers evenings. While grown ups unwind, children can play so everyone’s perfectly happy.Frazzled mums can even book pampering treatments in The Potting Shed!
Accommodation overview - Pig House
Although The Pig is usually heavily booked over weekends months in advance they do often have availability for midweek breaks. The Pig House is a fabulous option for families as it offers spacious accommodation with self catering capabilities. The house consists of a stylish master bedroom with its own en-suite which consists of monsoon shower and freestanding bath. The second bedroom is a 'Piglets' room set up for children with bunk beds and has an en-suite shower room. There’s a multipurpose kitchenette, dining/ living area with a log burner so families have an additional space to relax.
Example Rates April 2017 – March 2018
£355 per room per night midweek (Monday-Thursday) / £410 per room per night at weekends (Friday-Sunday)
Room rates fluctuate through holiday periods. Please enquire for availability and a full quote.
Sleeps 2 adults + 2 children and an infant in an en-suite master double bedroom and a separate bunk bed room with en-suite shower room. There is also a handy kitchenette area.
The pretty seaside towns of Keyhaven and Lymington are within a short drive from the hotel
There is a 'Potting Shed' spa.
Cots are provided on request.
There is a fantastic onsite restaurant.
The room has a wood burner.