The Pig at Combe

‘There is much to like and laugh about’ at this utterly transformed Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house, in a ‘glorious setting’ in the Otter valley. More

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The Pig at Combe
EX14 3AD
01404 540400

Hotel information


30. 10 in stable yard, 3 in cottages, 2 suitable for disabled.


all year.


bar, 2 lounges, restaurant, Folly 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).

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


[2017] room £155–£490. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘There is much to like and laugh about’ at this utterly transformed Elizabethan manor house, in a ‘glorious setting’ in the Otter valley. The newest of the litter, it shares a distinct (‘friendly, boho-chic’) family resemblance with Robin Hutson’s other Pig hotels. Step straight into the ‘busy, buzzing’ wood-panelled bar; ‘inviting sitting areas’ and open fires are beyond. ‘In good weather, outside is the place to be: the well-groomed gardens are a pleasure; there are beautiful views to soak in from the swings or benches.’ ‘Charming, quirky bedrooms’ are spread across the property. Careful selection may be necessary: one guest thought a snug room in the main house ‘compact’; a ‘comfy, tastefully decorated’ superior room in the otherwise ‘brilliantly converted stables’ had noise from rooms above. In the conservatory restaurant and restored garden folly, chef Daniel Gavriilidis cooks food with ‘excellent pedigree’ – perhaps crispy pig’s cheek, piccalilli, wild chives. Breakfast is worthy of a pig-out (‘but why is it charged extra?’). A buffet holds yogurt, fruit, pastries, ‘an excellent apricot compote’; hot dishes are cooked to order. (Wendy Ashworth, and others)

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The Pig at Combe
EX14 3AD

Guest comments

'WOW! what a fantastic hotel. It seems to get better every time we visit. The restaurant exceeded my expectations with my special dietary needs-and great care was also taken with presentation. Staff are amazing, so polite attentive and there just when you need them. The Linen suite- if you can only stay for one night in any hotel in the world, then it has to be here ' - christine WESTLAKE - April, 2015
'A lovely hotel ' - Adam Raphael - December, 2014
'This is hotel where hospitality seems to be a tradition. In a secret combe, it's a delight, seductively traditional inside, with more modern overtones peaking through in the gardens. We had afternoon tea in the great hall by the roaring log fire, a walk round my beloved donkey sanctuary, and after a good dinner we retired to bed warmed by hot water bottles. Lovely. I think breakfast was in need of a little shaking up that morning but we had great fun. A perfect hideaway. ' - Wendy Ashworth - April, 2012
'A stunning renovation of a beautiful building, with several open log fires expertly tended by the staff, as were we. Excellent food and a lovely big bedroom. A good choice for a winter break. Good circular walks from the hotel through the park grounds. ' - Frances Thomas - February, 2012

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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.