“A truly welcoming English hotel, giving a special kind of stay. There are thoughtful details throughout, from the larders in the bedrooms featuring snacks, to the bathtubs in the suites which overlook an 20 acre deer park. All produce in the restaurant is grown there, or sourced within a 25 mile radius, and it works. It goes without saying the slow-cooked pig cheek with piccalilli is wonderful! A snack menu is available in the afternoon for smaller bites after returning from exploring the nearby Cotswolds. No room with disappoint, but for an extra special stay go for a 'Hideaway' with a wood-burning stove and four-poster bed. ”
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Many of our guests say that it has a ‘home from home’ feel; therefore our guests can really unwind whilst they stay with us. We also have a fantastic productive kitchen garden where every dish served in the restaurant will have something from the garden in it.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
As well as the Kitchen Garden there is a 20 acre Deer Park to explore. Foraging is also available with our local expert, guiding you to some of the deepest and most secret areas in search of wild produce! Two ‘Potting Sheds’ where we offer a treatments, and a Tennis Court for those looking for something more energetic. In the area - Bath and Bristol are both located just 15/20 minutes away along with plenty of Stately Homes, Museums and the surrounding Mendip Hills and Cotswolds to enjoy via foot, car or bike.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A light buffet breakfast, with plenty of homemade goodies and also several cooked dishes including a full cooked breakfast or you can boil your own eggs!
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
We have a snack menu which is served between 3-5.30pm each day which offers a variety of light snack options including flat breads cooked in our outdoor wood fire oven.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Hide would be the most idyllic, hidden in the kitchen garden with views looking across the deer park. In the main house and coach house our Comfy Luxe Rooms offer a light and airy space featuring both a free standing bath and monsoon shower.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
As readers of Hotel Guru, we would be delighted to offer a complimentary upgrade on the day. Subject to availability.”
Every object, from the simplest terracotta pots upwards, has been hunted down by them and, along with stripped floors, painted sawn timber clad walls, velvet curtains, chandeliers and cleverly mismatched rugs and fabrics, the result is grand yet informal, with not a jarring note.
Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)
There's a snug library stocked with Penguin classics, a lounge bar and the gently wafting scent of woodsmoke everywhere, although it's also airy and modish. Twenty-nine rooms, in tasteful shades of green and mushroom, are big for the price.
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)
The Pig near Bath is decent value, with a strong emphasis on details and staff who succeed in being knowledgeable and helpful, but not intrusive.
Originally published by The Evening Standard (view article)
Thoughtful touches are what really lift The Pig near Bath into the premier league of boutique hotels - whether it is the wonky floorboards reclaimed from French railway carriages, the portraits of the house's previous inhabitants, the multicoloured Hunter wellies lined up in the hall, or the Nespresso machines in the rooms.
Originally published by Harper's Bazaar (view article)