It all starts in our Kitchen Garden

Wander down and chat with Jo who will tell you how our menu changes by the minute depending on what the forager finds or the kitchen gardener deems to be in perfect condition - this is a genuine way of running our kitchen.

  • Eating at THE PIG
    is truly a
    one-of-a-kind experience.

    The kitchen is overseen by Chef James Golding and Head Chef
    Andy Wright whose two key lieutenants aren't their sous chefs
    but forager and kitchen gardener.

    Uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro
    seasons and influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis
    squarely on fresh, clean flavours.

    What can't be grown in our Kitchen Garden, or in the extensive
    vegetable and fruit beds, is sourced locally - our further commitment
    to the 25 mile menu.

    Served in an authentically reproduced Victorian greenhouse dining
    room, complete with bare wood table tops and mismatched bone
    handled cutlery.

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    Opening Times:


    Lunch 12:00pm-2:30pm

    Dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm

  • A sample from our 25-mile menu

    piggy bits / fishy bits- £3.50

    Saddleback Crackling & Apple Sauce
    Hock Eggs & Colman’s Dressing
    Dorset Whelks & Wild Garlic Butter
    Soused Wild Sea Bass

    starters and small plates

    Char Grilled Cuttlefish & Hampshire Chorizo
    Pickled Sea Kale & White Bean Puree £7/£14

    A Pinch of Salt‘s Hampshire Cured Meats Board Garden Pickles & Courgette Chutney £8/£16

    literally picked this morning

    Potted Dorset Crab on Toast
    Pennywort Salad & Pickled Daisies £8.50

    Marinated Lambs Tongue & Broad Bean Salad Garden Radishes & Land Cress£7/£14

    purbeck & coast

    Charred Poole Bay Mackerel
    Confit Beetroot & Pickled Rock Samphire £7/£14

    Home Smoked Pork Belly
    Dorset Olives, I.O.W Tomatoes & Spring Onion £16

    garden sides - £3.50

    Garden Beans & Pea Shoots
    Roast Courgettes & Crispy Flowers

    puddings - £7.00

    Hampshire Rhubarb Cheesecake
    Wild Rosehip Syrup

    Iced Chocolate Field’s Honeycomb Terrine
    Rosemary Honey Sauce & Wild Flowers

Woodfired Oven

Flat breads on the terrace

Opening 30th March. Straight from our wood-fired oven we have delicious flat breads to water your taste buds. What a great way to relax on a summer afternoon, with a glass of wine (or two)!

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Latest Recipe from our head chef

Ham Hock and Black Pudding Hash with Fried Duck Egg

Shopping list

400g new potatoes
1 onion, thinly sliced
a knob of butter
100g salt beef or shredded ham hock
100g black pudding, finely diced
3 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
½ tsp celery salt
1-2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2-3 tbsp sunflower oil, for frying
4 duck eggs or large free-range eggs

FOR THE SALAD:
1 ½ tbsp olive oil and 1 ½ tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 ¼ tsp Colman’s Mustard
pinch of sugar
juice of ½ a lemon
4 large handfuls of pea shoots

1. Boil the potatoes until tender. At the same time, gently cook the onion in the butter till softened and caramelised. Drain the potatoes and crush them with the back of a fork.

2. Mix together the crushed potatoes, caramelised onion, ham hock, black pudding, parsley and celery salt. Season with Worcestershire sauce to taste.

3. Divide the mixture into four equal amounts, and using lightly floured hands, shape into patties. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.Make a dressing by whisking together the olive and rapeseed oils, vinegar, mustard, sugar and lemon juice. Season to taste.

4. Check & adjust the seasoning / add optional herbs now!

5. Heat 1 tbsp sunflower oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Fry the patties, in batches, for 2-3 minutes on each side, until crisp and golden on the outside and hot through to the middle. Add a little more oil as needed.

Our 25 mile menu

Our menu is sourced within 25 miles of where we are. Meet our local suppliers.

Map of suppliers Daisy's Woodland Chickens (28 miles) Actual location off left hand side of map Green Weald (22 miles) Actual location off left hand side of map Fluffetts (15 miles) Sopley Farm Sopley Farm (12 miles) Woolsery Goats Cheese Woolsery Goats Cheese (28 miles) Actual location off left hand side of map Country Fare Country Fare (6 miles) Strawberry Fields Foods Strawberry Fields Foods (9 miles) Bartlett & Sons Bartlett & Sons (12 miles) Piddle Brewery Piddle Brewery (21 miles) Sea Fresh Fish Sea Fresh Fish (7 miles) Dorset Oysters Dorset Oysters (5 miles) Dorset Watercress Dorset Watercress (16 miles) Locally Picked Truffles Locally Picked Truffles (4 miles) Hot Jam Lady Hot Jam Lady (6 miles) I.O.W Tomato Stall I.O.W Tomato Stall (24 miles) Actual location off right hand side of map Samways Fish Merchants Samways Fish Merchants (27 miles) Actual location off left hand side of map B Curtis Butchers B Curtis Butchers (6 miles) Lenctenbury Farm (4 miles) Wild Island Vinegars Wild Island Vinegars (22 miles) Actual location off right hand side of map Jurassic Meats Jurassic Meats (11 miles) Besties Lamb Besties Lamb (6 miles) Purbeck Ice Cream Purbeck Ice Cream (5 miles) Purbeck Cider Company Purbeck Cider Company (5 miles) Isle of Purbeck Brewery Isle of Purbeck Brewery (0.5 miles) Phil Samways Pork Phil Samways Pork (2 miles) Jeff Lander Lobsters Jeff Lander Lobsters (3 miles) Rob Fields Honey Rob Fields Honey (2 miles)
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Daisy's Woodland Chickens

(28 miles)
Daisy's Woodland Chickens

At Daisy’s Woodland Chicken they believe our birds should lead the most natural life as they can. That’s why their free range chickens are reared in broadleaf Dorset woodland.

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Green Weald

(22 miles)
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Fluffetts

(15 miles)
Fluffetts

Fluffetts Farm are producers and distributors of delicious free range eggs. A family run business, we are passionate about our chickens and have been supplying high quality eggs without compromising the welfare of our birds since 1998.

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Sopley Farm

(12 miles)
Sopley Farm
Sopley Farm

Here at Sopley Farm on the edge of The New Forest, we grow nearly 20 different fruit and vegetables. Some are grown for Pick Your Own, and some for selling ready picked through our farm shop and at Farmers Markets across the South of England.

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Woolsery Goats Cheese

(28 miles)
Woolsery Goats Cheese
Woolsery Goats Cheese

Award winning Goat and Cow cheese manufactured and supplied from a small family run business.

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Country Fare

(6 miles)
Country Fare
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Strawberry Fields Foods

(9 miles)
Strawberry Fields Foods
Strawberry Fields Foods

Award winning jams and marmalades hand made on the south coast using fruit from across the New Forest and Dorset. 

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Bartlett & Sons

(12 miles)
Bartlett & Sons
Bartlett & Sons

Bartlett & Sons Family Butchers are traditional butchers based in Bath, covering the surrounding area. Established since 1931, they get their meat locally to ensure the quality and use no chemicals or additives to artificially enhance the meats.

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Piddle Brewery

(21 miles)
Piddle Brewery
Piddle Brewery

Piddle Brewery is one of Dorset's fastest growing breweries. Based in Piddlehinton Rob and Paul set to work and brew around 300 gallons of ale a week.

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Sea Fresh Fish

(7 miles)
Sea Fresh Fish
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Dorset Oysters

(5 miles)
Dorset Oysters
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Dorset Watercress

(16 miles)
Dorset Watercress
Dorset Watercress

The Watercress Company was formed in 1994 by the acquisition of several independent family run watercress farms in Dorset and Hampshire and a packing facility in Hampshire. The initial production area for watercress was 18ha over 12 farms in the UK and a further 1.5ha in Jerez, Spain.

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Locally Picked Truffles

(4 miles)
Locally Picked Truffles
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Hot Jam Lady

(6 miles)
Hot Jam Lady
Hot Jam Lady

Hot Jam Lady is an artisan producer of yoghurt, jam, marmalade, chutney and relish. 

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I.O.W Tomato Stall

(24 miles)
I.O.W Tomato Stall
I.O.W Tomato Stall

Isle of Wight, award winning tomato’s that are left to ripen on the vine and picked at their peak of flavour, reaching you bursting with freshness and naturally sweet.

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Samways Fish Merchants

(27 miles)
Samways Fish Merchants
Samways Fish Merchants

Samways is a family run business with 50 years of experience in the fishing industry. Specialising in West Country Fish sourced directly from fishermen and the local ports, we are committed to supplying Port to Plate in 24hours!

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B Curtis Butchers

(6 miles)
B Curtis Butchers
B Curtis Butchers

The Curtis family have been butchers for three generations. In the past sixty one years we have provided quality meat to the people of Wareham & beyond.

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Lenctenbury Farm

(4 miles)
Lenctenbury Farm

Andrew and Vanessa Carlyle founded Lenctenbury Farm with the aim of producing high quality fruit and vegetables.

The farm now produces Blueberries, Raspberries, a range of Other Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables plus a range of Jam, Sauce & Chutney which are hand made using crops grown at the farm.

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Wild Island Vinegars

(22 miles)
Wild Island Vinegars
Wild Island Vinegars

Enthusiasts of the Slow Food Movement, Wild Island was launched in 2011, after being inspired to create dressings made from locally sourced products to support the core values of local food sustainability.

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Jurassic Meats

(11 miles)
Jurassic Meats
Jurassic Meats

Jurassic Coast Meats Ltd are suppliers of welfare friendly English Rose Veal produced in Dorset.

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Besties Lamb

(6 miles)
Besties Lamb
Besties Lamb

Kath Best bought her first ten sheep at Witon Fair in 1992. Her flock has now expanded to over 130 which include Dorset Poll, Hebridean and Ryeland sheep. She farms 70 acres of land between Steeple, Church Knowle and Kingston and ensures that her sheep are kept as naturally as possible.

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Purbeck Ice Cream

(5 miles)
Purbeck Ice Cream
Purbeck Ice Cream

Passionately produced on the farm in the isle of Purbeck ~ Dorset, with fresh milk, thick double cream and an abundance of delicious natural flavours.

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Purbeck Cider Company

(5 miles)
Purbeck Cider Company
Purbeck Cider Company

The Purbeck Cider Company was born in 2006 when Joe Hartle returned to the family farm after travelling around New Zealand, with a brilliant idea to make a magnificent farm pressed cider and apple juice whilst continuing to work the land farming his flock of sheep

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Isle of Purbeck Brewery

(0.5 miles)
Isle of Purbeck Brewery
Isle of Purbeck Brewery

The award winning Isle of Purbeck Brewery nestled within Dorsets world heritage site, Jurassic coast, brew a range of 5 core beers each encompassing a delicious spectrum of styles and tastes. 

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Phil Samways Pork

(2 miles)
Phil Samways Pork
Phil Samways Pork

Phil had his first sow when he was 11 years old and since 1993 has been farming his 150- acre farm. Phil keeps Large White Pigs, which are a traditional British breed and prized for their high quality, low-fat meat. Due to small scale production the pigs are able to be kept in a stress free environment, in traditional straw yards.

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Jeff Lander Lobsters

(3 miles)
Jeff Lander Lobsters
Jeff Lander Lobsters

Fishing along the Jurassic Coast throughout the year and on a daily basis, catching lobster and crab.

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Rob Fields Honey

(2 miles)
Rob Fields Honey
Rob Fields Honey

Local Dorset honey from Field Honey Farms.

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