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

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The Pig at Combe
EX14 3AD
01404 540 400

Hotel information


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


all year.


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.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


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
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.