The Pig near Bath

Pensford, Somerset

The setting is pure hog heaven at Robin Hutson's third Pig hotel, surrounded by a deer park in a fold in the Mendips. More

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The setting is pure hog heaven at Robin Hutson’s third Pig hotel, surrounded by a deer park in a fold in the Mendips. The part-Georgian building comes in the group’s signature shabby-chic style. ‘The chic outweighs the shabby, though I’d welcome a splash of colour,’ writes a reader, whose room was ‘huge, with two proper armchairs and a table at the end of the bed’ and had an ‘excellent bathroom’. The smallest bedrooms have a walk-in monsoon shower; the largest have a four-poster, freestanding bath and walk-in shower. The Hide, in the kitchen garden, has a four-poster bed and log-burner. In the restaurant and conservatory, and under canvas, 25-mile menus are built around produce from the huge kitchen garden, with dishes such as thyme-roasted romanesco, mountain mint and pickled raisin or chalk-stream trout, rainbow chard and Fowey mussels. Our reader found the portions a tad large, but loved the home-grown vegetables and ‘excellent triple-cooked chips’. Flatbreads are dispensed from a wood-fired oven. Breakfast brings ‘big jugs of freshly squeezed juices, huge loaves of fresh bread, croissants, pastries’, the works.

Hotel details


Hunstrete House
BS39 4NS


01761 490490


29. 5 in gardens, some on ground floor, 1 with wheelchair access and wet room.


all year.


2 lounges, bar, restaurant, snug, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, kitchen garden, 
wild flower meadow, deer park, 
EV charging, ground floor/garden areas wheelchair accessible.

Background music

all day in public areas.


all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds.


only guide dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


room-only doubles from £195. Breakfast £13.50–£18.50, à la carte £42. 1-night bookings refused at weekends, Christmas/New Year.

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Our bedroom was huge, more chic than shabby; excellent bathroom as usual. At the dinner we enjoyed the fish though portions were enormous. The home-grown vegetables were delicious. Breakfast is still outstanding. The public rooms have plenty of seating, always a pleasant buzz, excellent service. The staff remain the best element of the Pig group. A telling factor is the demographic of the guests; toddlers to golden oldies during our visit. - Desmond and Jenny Balmer - February 2020
How does The Pig manage to attract so many helpful, efficient and industrious staff? And they seemed to be enjoying their work. - Andrew Butterworth - January 2018
A beautiful building and fabulous kitchen garden. Large, comfortable bedrooms - not sure about the bath being in the bedroom, but I suppose this is how it has to be nowadays - but there was marmalade at breakfast ! Shabby chic style - which means quite expensive these days. The dining conservatory is like many modern places - noisy ! Stone floors, brick walls, wooden tables with old metal chairs. An atmosphere place. Rooms are expensive and breakfast is extra (£15); the food is reasonably priced by comparison. Very busy - trendy ! - Bill Wood - October 2017

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