The Pig at Combe

'In its glory, in the very beautiful Otter valley', this Elizabethan manor house is the fifth member of Robin Hutson’s Pig family. More

Contact details

Gittisham
Honiton
Devon
EX14 3AD
England
01404 540400

Hotel information

Bedrooms

30. 10 in stable yard, 3 in cottages, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, 2 lounges, restaurant, Folly (communal dining), alfresco drinking/eating area, meeting/private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa treatment rooms, terrace, 3,500-acre grounds (3 walled gardens), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

room £145–£500. A la carte £35, breakfast (per person) continental £11, buffet and cooked dishes £17.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘In its glory, in the very beautiful Otter valley’, this Elizabethan manor house is the fifth member of Robin Hutson’s Pig family. The rustic-chic style has seen hayloft and stable pressed into service as bedrooms. A stables room had an ‘enormous half-tester’ and spacious shower room. ‘We were delighted that it retained much of its equine history,’ write readers, although anyone who objects to the clip-clop of feet on a wooden staircase should review the options among main-house rooms, from ‘cheap and cheerful’ to ‘big comfy luxe’, to laundry and attic. Light falls through gorgeous leaded windows upon the Great Hall, now the main bar, with big, inviting sofas. As with all the Pigs, this hotel is veggie heaven, with local and kitchen-garden produce at the heart of the ‘imaginative menus’, whether in the conservatory restaurant or family-style in the garden folly. Maybe Barnstaple cauliflower risotto; Lyme Bay hake fillet, Teign mussels, shore veg, radishes, white wine sauce; Gibbins Farm ‘Tomahawk’ pork chop, creamy spinach, pancetta, mustard sauce. ‘The staff are young, hard-working, extraordinarily enthusiastic.’ Breakfast brings organic juices, free-range eggs, Dartmouth Smokehouse kippers. (Colin Honey, TGR)

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The Pig at Combe
Gittisham
Honiton
Devon
EX14 3AD

Guest comments

'Superb hotel. Our family had a perfect little cottage. The grounds are vast and stunning. At dinner the starters were excellent and desserts perfect. Only drawback the muzak and the noise at dinner. Lovely young staff. ' - Sybille Raphael - February, 2019
'The whole concept is excellent - from the laid-back shabby-chic approach to the enviable vegetable/herb gardens supporting the imaginative menus. But the stars are the staff, mostly young, extraordinarily enthusiastic and hard working, always around to assist without being intrusive. ' - Colin Honey - July, 2017
'A brilliant conversion both in and out, We were delighted that our room retained much of it's equine history. Outside, the stable courtyard is a joy with beautiful Mediterranean planting. The gardens are a real pleasure to walk around. Breakfast was good, but should be included in the room rate. In good weather outside is the place to be to soak up the beautiful views. ' - Wendy Ashworth - August, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Castle Drogo

    Behind the imposing façade, poignant family keepsakes sit alongside 17th-century tapestries.

  • Beer Quarry Caves

    Learn about the methods used to quarry and deliver huge blocks of stone, the appalling working conditions, and the dangers faced daily by generations of local quarrymen.

  • The Eden Project

    The world's largest greenhouse (biodome), with plants collected from around the world.

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