As you approach this Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor down the mile-long drive, surrounded by meadows, it slips tantalisingly in and out of sight, building a sense of romance that’s utterly fulfilled on arrival. Always a special place, now it’s brimful of life, bonhomie and stylish informality – and perhaps the most exciting PIG hotel yet. With the main bar installed in the historic Great Hall, the fun starts the moment you walk in. There’s a wonderful, double-aspect conservatory restaurant with bare wood floors, restored shutters and incredible views; cosy snugs with roaring fires; a bar with wood-fired oven in the ‘derelict chic’ Folly; huge raftered bedrooms in the attic; an atmospheric private dining room in the original Georgian kitchen and so much more. In the walled ‘infusion’ garden, two potting sheds are now delightful treatment rooms, beyond which lie 3,500 acres of lush Devonshire countryside. Close by are the wide-open spaces of Dartmoor and the World Heritage coast. A total joy.
The Jurassic Coast is within close proximity to THE PIG-at Combe so why not pop over and see the stunning southern coastlines? From Sidmouth to Lyme Regis, there are plenty of beaches to mooch around!
Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Otter Valley in Devonshire, THE PIG-at Combe’s menu is largely influenced by locally-sourced forest produce and the neighbouring coastline. For a taste of land go for the Shutelake Farm Lamb with Cavatelli Pasta and Celeriac, or for a taste of the seaside go for Hand-Dived Scallops, fresher than fresh from the Devonshire coast.
Take your pick of Devon and West Dorset’s many seaside spots and grab a bag of traditional Fish and Chips and munch harbourside with the sun sky high!