The Pig in the Wall

While smaller than some of its rural siblings, the second of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, tucked into Southampton’s medieval city walls, is certainly not the runt of the litter. More

Contact details

8 Western Esplanade
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2AZ
England
023 8063 6900

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

open-plan lounge/bar/deli counter, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

room £135–£190. Breakfast £10.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

While smaller than some of its rural siblings, the second of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, tucked into Southampton’s medieval city walls, is certainly not the runt of the litter. It shares the family trait of quirky, informal hospitality. Guests enter through the relaxed hybrid of lounge, bar and reception where ‘helpful’ staff can check you in and serve a glass of wine with deli-counter fare: perhaps a charcuterie board for lunch, or salmon cakes with pickled cucumber for dinner. For a more ‘eventful’ meal, take the free Land Rover to The Pig in the Forest, Brockenhurst (see entry). Decor follows the group’s shabby-chic style: mismatched armchairs, trophy heads, old artwork, repurposed railway sleeper floorboards. The winning formula also embraces ‘modern, well-thought-out and practical’ bedrooms, with Nespresso machine, ‘efficient blackout system’ and well-stocked bedroom ‘larder’. Spacious rooms have roll-top bath (most in-room) and ‘super-king-size bed with spiralling posts’. ‘Some help up with our bags would have been appreciated’ to reach a Snug room beneath the roof’s timbers. Breakfast is a buffet, or a deli dish, for example, toasted sourdough with spiced avocado and poached egg. (LR, and others)

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The Pig in the Wall
8 Western Esplanade
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2AZ

Guest comments

'Most of the staff were helpful though help with luggage would have been appreciated. We loved the pub-like lounge downstairs. They were very good at breakfast with my pregnancy needs. We could not open the window in the bedroom so we tried to turn on the air-conditioning but I think the ventilation was linked to the kitchen. ' - LR - October, 2016

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide