Many hotels boast kitchen gardens, but few are as central to operations as that of THE PIG. Here, it’s an imaginative edible paradise from which the chefs source much of their daily produce. Indeed, this abundant patch was the inspiration for the original concept of THE PIG and its subsequent litter of four hotels in the rustic Home Grown Hotels sty (see pages 00, 00 and 00). This handsome Georgian shooting lodge stands in a clearing in the New Forest, with walking, foraging and spa treatments on offer. There’s a wonderful Victorian-style conservatory dining room, glamorous bar and outdoor courtyard. Calm, countrified and deeply comfortable, the hotel’s seductive shabby chic comes in a palette of soft greens and chalky greys. Bedrooms include fun family rooms and rustic, romantic lodges tucked away in the woods. The walled garden leads to a lovely lily pond and wooden potting shed. Inside? You will be charmed. Oh, and there are pigs too.
Doubles from £155
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Going for a walk in the beautiful surrounding New Forest is a must!
A ‘home-grown’ mushroom; a hyper-local ingredient that can be found on our 25 mile menu, that has been grown by our Kitchen Gardeners in our very own Mushroom Farm!
An experience to go foraging on our doorstep in the New Forest with our professional forager; harvest the hedgerows for wild herbs and search the seashore for cockles and mussels, seabeet and samphire.
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Kitchen garden produce even reaches the bar, where vodka is infused with flavours ranging from salty bacon to rosemary, lavender, liquorice and… Christmas tree.
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