The Pig

Make merry at this convivial, creeper-covered country house standing in gardens with abundant ‘space for gambolling’. More

Contact details

The Pig
Beaulieu Road
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7QL
England
01590 622354
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

31. 10 in stable block (100 yds), some on ground floor, 2 lodges and a cabin in the garden.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge, library, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, Potting Shed spa, kitchen garden, 6-acre grounds.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] room £155--£425. Breakfast £10–£15, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused at weekends, Christmas, New Year.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Make merry at this convivial, creeper-covered country house standing in gardens with abundant ‘space for gambolling’. Inside, expect a jolly mish-mash of oil portraits, boar’s heads, wellies to borrow. ‘This quirkiness isn’t at the expense of comfort, however – there are plenty of comfortable places to relax.’ Accommodation is in the main house, lodges and a cabin in the grounds, and the refurbished stable block next to the walled garden (‘fragrant with all manner of herbs’). ‘The bedrooms mix the high-tech with distressed genteel, but the essentials are both modern and of high quality – a large, comfortable bed; an espresso coffee machine in a cupboard with the tea-making equipment; an effective and generously sized power shower.’ The ‘inspired’ cooking wins praise (though guests this year found the Bath pig chap – half a pig’s jaw – ‘radical’). ‘There is a rustic assortment of furnishings in the conservatory restaurant, but the food is much more sophisticated than that – an imaginative range of choice, all superbly cooked, both at dinner and at breakfast.’ Sister hotels are in Pensford, Southampton and Studland (see entries). (Robert Grimley, and others)

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The Pig
Beaulieu Road
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7QL

Guest comments

'We stayed in the gorgeous forest cabin, beautifully warm, extremely cosy. The huge bed was the comfiest we’ve slept in, and we enjoyed our own wood-burning stove and the roll-top bath next to the window. The food was exceptionally good; breakfast the best we’ve had at a hotel. We were struck by the professionalism and friendliness of the many young staff. There were three gorgeously designed public rooms. Clearly a real family destination; lots of young children with their parents around. This added greatly to the relaxed atmosphere. ' - Anna Brewere - December, 2016
'We were utterly charmed.. A log fire was burning in the covered courtyard even on a summer’s day. The house is gorgeous rusticity inside and out. There is plenty of space in which to lounge. A great place for kids, with so many things to hold their interest. The atmosphere was easy. The young, often local, staff are so amenable and unflappable. Our family room was enormous, with a large bed and plenty of storage space. The conservatory restaurant is warm and animated. Breakfast has a generous buffet. ' - Astella Saw - July, 2014
'We had to queue to sign in on arrival. The person signing people in also seemed to be showing to the rooms! However, when it was finally our turn, we received a very warm welcome. I had asked for a room with 2 armchairs, which seemed to surprise them! So, they said that we should have one of the family rooms, which had 2 sofas and a wood burning stove in a separate sitting room. It was lovely, beautifully and tastefully decorated, and like a little cottage. The restaurant was buzzy and atmospheric. Our meal was extremely well executed. We had a most delicious breakfast. We saw some other rooms. all beautifully furnished and well appointed. ' - Barbara Watkinson - February, 2014

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