The Pig Near Bath Hotel – Bringing home the bacon

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A mellow Georgian house (formally the Hunstrete House Hotel) has been lovingly restored in the same relaxed, chic style that has become THE PIG’s signature and a new restaurant with rooms has been born.

It has a lot to offer – with a greenhouse restaurant, a private room for dinners, a library with adjoining bar ,and a billiard room making up the downstairs areas for gathering and quaffing. Plus the unexpected – 24 spacious and comfortable bedrooms within the main house complete with ‘larders’ for peckish people needing to, er, PIG out, and a further five rooms nestling in the grounds and aptly named as the Gardener’s Cottage, The Hide, the Apple store and the like.

The Pig near BathBedrooms are split into snug, comfy, comfy luxe, big comfy luxe and hideaways. They’re super-chic and comfy with freestanding baths when possible and/or large shower bathrooms with Bramley bathroom products and a cosy, luxyfeel. Each room’s larder contains a great range of foodie and drink products, all sourced from local artisans who create goodies that guests will find hard to resist. Amongst the garden action are the 2 unique Hideaway rooms – Apple store and Hide, which cover two floors and come with wood-burning stoves, large monsoon showers and freestanding baths. One overlooks the kitchen garden and orchard whilst the other also overlooks the 80-strong deer park, a unique sight by any hotel’s standards.

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From garden to plate, what cannot be grown in THE PIG’s walled kitchen garden will be sourced within a 25-mile radius. Head kitchen gardener Ollie has been busy nurturing his veg and herb garden producing spinach, beetroot, shallots, early spring leaves and red Russian kale. The fruit cages are planted with blueberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and more. All of this produce will be found throughout the 25-mile menu, with the PIGGY BITS as the opening act, including home-made black pudding balls, Hock eggs, and crackling with Hunstrete apple sauce. The dishes are so local and fresh you can even see them being hand-delivered from the garden to the Kitchen garden table – a chef’s room where there’s a working table right by the garden door for guests to quaff and scoff.

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For a slice of pampering or pummelling, The Potting Sheds in the garden are two cosy ‘rustic huts’ where guests can grab a massage with Bamford products, and enjoy that unwinding process which THE PIGs are renowned for delivering.

Robin Hutson, CEO of Home Grown Hotels, parent company of THE PIG, says: “We love the way THE PIG–near Bath now looks following its’ overhaul masterminded by my wife Judy. The relaxed look ensures our guests feel at home instantly, they quickly relax and really enjoy The Pig vibe”

Robin continues, “With the kitchen garden being clearly visible from most areas of the hotel, everyone quickly understands the freshness of the food on their plates and the lengths to which we go to source either from THE PIG’s kitchen garden or from our local suppliers. These include Ruby & White Butchers (9 miles), Park Farm (5 miles), Berninet Bakery (7 miles) or The Good Egg Company (15 miles). The suppliers become our friends and are an important part of daily life at THE PIG.

Room rates start from £139 per room per night, excluding breakfast. Main courses start from £15. Potting Shed treatments start from £60.

The Pig Near Bath
Hunstrete House
Pensford BS39 4NS
www.thepighotel.com

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