The Pig

The first in the parcel of Pigs, sunning itself in the New Forest, this ‘relaxed, gorgeously rustic’ hotel remains a favourite of Guide readers. More

Contact details

The Pig
Beaulieu Road
SO42 7QL
01590 622354

Hotel information


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


all year.


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.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] room £155–£420. Breakfast £10–£15, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused at weekends, Christmas, New Year.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

The first in the parcel of Pigs, sunning itself in the New Forest, this ‘relaxed, gorgeously rustic’ hotel remains a favourite of Guide readers. ‘You’re positively encouraged to chill out over books, drinks and board games in the stunning public rooms. And the staff are flawless – friendly and exceptionally well trained.’ Guests who stayed over Christmas had ‘a perfect stay’. ‘There was a real sense of festivity. With open fires burning in every lounge, the place couldn’t have been more enticing.’ Bedrooms of varying sizes are ‘beautifully warm and cosy’. ‘The huge bed in our forest cabin was the comfiest we’ve slept in. We enjoyed our own wood-burning stove, and the window-side roll-top bath looking into the woods.’ In the ‘attractive, buzzy’ conservatory restaurant, forager and kitchen gardener work with the chefs to create an ‘exceptional, adventurous’ menu. ‘We were blown away by the food, most notably a pigeon dish with dauphinoise potatoes and Russet apples, and pig’s cheeks with girolles.’ Bring the litter: ‘It’s clearly a family destination, which adds to the jovial atmosphere. We’ve booked to come back with the new baby!’ (Anna and Bill Brewer)

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The Pig
Beaulieu Road
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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