29. 5 in gardens, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
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.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
 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.