29. 5 in gardens, some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, bar, restaurant, snug, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, treatment room, kitchen garden, wild flower meadow, deer park.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
room £155–£330. Breakfast £10–£15, a la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends, Christmas/New Year.
Good Hotel Guide Review
You know where you are with a Pig. The style set by Robin Hutson at The Pig in the Forest, Brockenhurst (see entry), is brilliantly carried off at this Georgian manor house in the Mendips. ‘Now this is how to do shabby-chic! Staff, mostly young, are brilliant, the house is handsome and dignified but the atmosphere is buzzy.’ Bedrooms have a walk-in monsoon shower, a Nespresso machine, a larder of snacks, ‘loads of extras’. ‘Ours was exceedingly comfortable, with views of free-range chickens on one side, free-range deer on the other.’ The conservatory dining room has ‘a greenhouse feel, with beetroot, lettuce and other seedlings “brought on” in pots’. A merry cacophony is created by the acoustics: ‘Stone floors, brick walls, wooden tables, rusting metal chairs. An atmosphere place.’ Chef Kamil Oseka uses produce from the Victorian greenhouses and walled kitchen garden in such dishes as day-boat plaice, lemon butter sauce, ruby chard, monk’s beard; chargrilled pork cutlet, minted potato salad, fruit-cage currant sauce. At breakfast there is ‘a fine range of breads and pastries’. (Lindsay Hunt and John Fisher, Andrew Butterworth, and others)