Good Hotel Guide Review
‘The perfect restaurant-with-rooms for lovers of British bubbles’, this latest addition to Robin Hutson’s Pig litter is surrounded by some of Britain’s best wine-making country and offers ‘plenty of fizz with your food’. It is also the first to have its own vineyard; you dine in a conservatory with ‘glorious views over the vines’. Centred on a handsome Georgian mansion which is perhaps ‘smaller and less grand than its siblings’, most of its rooms are scattered across converted stable-yard buildings and wagons as well. ‘The signature shabby-chic style has a floral feel,’ a Guide insider reports; Judy Hutson modelled it on a fictitious 1940s housewife called Mary. Dual-aspect Room 2 has a huge avocado freestanding bath, ‘now looking oddly fashionable’. Best is the Chicken Shack, with lights in old chicken feeders and a bath next to a chaise longue at the end of a long, beamed room. The menus are created with produce from the kitchen garden and orchard, Sussex coast and countryside. ‘The lamb shoulder melts in the mouth.’ ‘At breakfast, I was glad of the beetroot juice to help my liver cope with the excesses of the night before.’ (JK)
28. Most in stable-yard buildings, field and garden wagons, 2 on ground floor suitable for disabled, gravel tracks around property.
bar/lounge, restaurant, snug, treatment rooms, gardens, pasture, orchard, vineyard, walled kitchen garden, EV charging.
in public areas at all times.
all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds.
Room-only doubles from £155. Breakfast £13.50–£18.50, à la carte £42.