The Pig near Bath

Pensford, Somerset

Fallow deer roam parkland around a part-Georgian house that has been converted into one of the Pig hotels in Robin Hutson’s Home Grown collection (see index). More

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Fallow deer roam parkland around a part-Georgian house that has been converted into one of the Pig hotels in Robin Hutson’s Home Grown collection (see index). The lodge to a much grander house (of which a ruined arcade is all that remains), it received the customary shabby-chic make-over from Judy Hutson to create an air of informality, a world away from country house stuffiness. ‘The staff clearly enjoy their work and are enthusiastic about the concept,’ writes a Pig-fancying friend of the Guide. Atmospheric public rooms have ‘plenty of seating areas and a pleasant buzz’. Bedrooms range from cosy, in the main house and coach house, to The Apple Store, an absolute pippin, set over two floors, with wood-burner, freestanding bath and monsoon showers. Menus are a feast of local and garden produce; this Pig boosts the largest kitchen garden of the litter. ‘Gammon steaks were too salty, but we enjoyed hake and ray wing. Portions were enormous and the vegetables excellent.’ Breakfast hit the spot, with ‘a lavish buffet, the maltiest granola, fresh fruit, compotes and eggs from the estate’. (Desmond and Jenny Balmer, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Hunstrete House
Pensford
Somerset
BS39 4NS
England

Telephone

01761 490490

Bedrooms

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

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

all day in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only guide dogs.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room £170–£359. Breakfast (continental) £12, (cooked) £16, à la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends, Christmas/New Year.

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Comments about The Pig near Bath

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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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide