The Pig near Bath

Hospitality wizard Robin Hutson, who launched the Hotel du Vin chain, has since moved on to Pig husbandry. More

Contact details

The Pig near Bath
Hunstrete House
Pensford
Somerset
BS39 4NS
England
01761 490490
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

29. 5 in gardens, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, snug, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, kitchen garden, wild flower meadow, deer park.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] room £155–£300. Breakfast £10–£15, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends, Christmas/New Year.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Hospitality wizard Robin Hutson, who launched the Hotel du Vin chain, has since moved on to Pig husbandry. He began at Brockenhurst (see entry); at Hunstrete House, he has turned this ‘glorious’ Georgian manor in the Mendips into the third of (so far) five Pig hotels. A highly professional operation, it is nonetheless ‘fresh and appealing’ – heaps of fun, guests agree. The house is all stripped floorboards, open fires, ‘slouchy’ leather settees and potted herbs; gilt-framed portraits hang in the panelled drawing room; vegetable crates stack high in the conservatory dining room. Shabby chic bedrooms in the main house, coach house and garden cottages are equipped with a Roberts radio, a capsule coffee machine, a snack-filled larder; ‘generously sized bathroom goodies’. Eat well: using plenty of produce from the kitchen garden and Victorian greenhouses, chef Kamil Oseka’s ‘uncomplicated’ dinners might include slow-cooked crispy pig cheek, piccalilli and wild chive dressing; ‘Kentucky’ fried wild rabbit, carrot purée. At breakfast (charged extra), sample everything from the ‘comprehensive’ buffet; hot dishes, including ‘a very fine kipper’, are cooked to order.

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The Pig near Bath
Hunstrete House
Pensford
Somerset
BS39 4NS

Guest comments

'We know and admire the Pigs. This one is excellent. ' - Chris and Erika Savory - March, 2017
'This delightful hotel is set in extensive grounds surrounded by a deer park. The style is "shabby chic", making for a relaxed atmosphere. Our room in the main building was spacious and comfortable with a far from shabby bathroom. Many hotels boast a kitchen garden but this one is on an industrial scale, which means that you have a high quality and variety of fruit and vegetables on offer in the dining room and the breakfast buffet (one of the best we have had). The cooking style is straightforward and wholesome which suited us fine. No table d’hôte menu, just a carte which we much prefer. The staff were attentive and friendly (and incredibly young). ' - John and Kay Patterson - October, 2016

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