The Pig in the Wall

Southampton, Hampshire

This little piggy, the babe in the litter of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, is set in a crenellated Georgian house and former pub built into the city’s medieval wall. More

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This little piggy, the babe in the litter of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, is set in a crenellated Georgian house and former pub built into the city’s medieval wall. Inside, you find the group's signature shabby-chic style, with scuffed bare floorboards, herbs in flowerpots, the odd stuffed owl. The granny’s attic aesthetic is deceptive: every piece has been chosen with an unerring eye by Robin's wife Judy. There are only a dozen bedrooms, from the smallest in the eaves, with beamed and slanted ceiling, to a spacious room with a roll-top bath under the window, a barley-sugar-twist white four-poster and separate shower room. Unlike its siblings, this Pig doesn't ham it up with huts and hideaways. It has neither restaurant nor vegetable garden; the deli uses produce grown at the mother Pig in Brockenhurst (see entry), a half-hour drive away. You eat in the lounge by the log-burner, choosing from dishes such as quiche, cured meats, curried red lentil stew and whole baked Shakespeare (a variety of red onion, as you like it, with chutney and sourdough). At breakfast there are continental options or a cooked ‘Piggy Pan’.

Hotel details

Address

8 Western Esplanade
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 2AZ
England

Telephone

02380 636900

Bedrooms

12. 2 on ground floor, 
1 with wet room and wheelchair access via side door from car park (not suitable for wider wheelchairs).

Open

all year.

Facilities

open-plan lounge/bar/deli counter, in-room TV (Freeview), car park (free if you’re dining, £10 overnight), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, cots free, small charge for extra bed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

room-only doubles from £170. Continental breakfast £12, cooked £16.

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