The Pig at Bridge Place

Canterbury, Kent

A short hop from Canterbury, a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion and former music venue that once hosted rock legends such as The Kinks, was the sixth addition to Robin Hutson’s Pig collection More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A short hop from Canterbury, a Grade I listed Jacobean mansion and former music venue that once hosted rock legends such as The Kinks was the sixth addition to Robin Hutson’s Pig collection (see index). Styled by Judy Hutson, it is wildly atmospheric with ‘lots of gorgeous snug areas’. A panelled lounge in deep purple has a carved-oak fireplace, gilt-framed portraits, squashy sofas by a wood-burner. Spread over the main house, coach house and converted barn, rooms all have their own quirks and delights. A reader loved their ‘luxurious and comfortable suite’ and ‘fantastic bathroom with a walk-in shower and large roll-top bath’. Another noted that ‘even tiny No. 4 manages to fit in an impressive oak four-poster’. Hop-pickers’ huts stand on stilts in the water meadow. Menus are created around the bounty of the walled kitchen garden, with produce from the Garden of England and the Kent coast. Imagine Dungeness cod, Northern Light leek and lobster sauce or chargrilled pork chop with garden greens. Pick from ‘fabulous locally produced wine, beer, gin and cider’ for a tipple to go with the ‘most amazing flatbreads’ served in the garden.

Hotel details

Address

Bourne Park Road
Bridge
Canterbury
Kent
CT4 5BH
England

Telephone

0345 225 9494

Bedrooms

29. 7 in main house, 
12 in coach house, 4 on ground floor, 
2 suitable for disabled, 2 family-friendly lodges, converted barn, 
7 hop-pickers’ huts.

Open

all year.

Facilities

restaurant, bar/lounge, snugs, study, 2 treatment rooms, gardens, terrace, EV charging, wheelchair access to garden, gravel tracks round the property.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

room-only doubles from £195, singles/small doubles from £155. Breakfast £13.50–£18.50, à la carte £42. 2-night bookings only at weekends.