The Almanac

Tales from the Kitchen Garden

noun [ C ] (also almanack) a handbook, typically published annually, that includes information for the year such as important days, weather, seasons and nature.
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23 June 2022

Fruit cage tartlets

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Berries, currants, zesty curd and crispy sweet pastry – everything good and all in one place. In our first summer at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay, Head Kitchen Gardener Andy produced a bumper crop of everything in the fruit cage, so we wanted to base a whole pud around it.

17 June 2022

A greener way from grape to glass

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We love to do things a little differently at THE PIG. From what we grow to the wine we pour, we carefully consider the entire life-cycle of what we serve to make sure we are making the best decisions, not only around what we serve but for the environment also.

16 June 2022

Heard it through our grapevine…an update from our vineyard

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THE PIG-in the South Downs in Sussex is home to the very first PIG planted vineyard. In May 2020 4,000 baby vines were planted, as we sit in the transition from spring to summer, we thought we ought to give an update on the goings-on in our very own vineyard; Luke Harbour, Head Sommelier at THE PIG-in the South Downs is here to bring us up to speed….

09 June 2022

Meet our Greenhouse Goddess


Our second book is a celebration of the counties we call home, the unique produce and flavours associated with them and the exceptional cast of characters that make up our PIG family. Inside the pages you’ll meet some of the friendly faces around the hotels including Harpreet, our Potting Shed Head Therapist, to find out a little more about her…

19 May 2022

THE PIG in the City!


It’s that time of year… the Chelsea Flower Shows returns to the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea between the 24th and 28th of May and we’ll be there! THE PIG team and Alitex, makers of our bespoke Victorian Greenhouses will be popping up at Chelsea...

12 May 2022

Day boat plaice, sweet & sour peppers recipe


We are giving you a sneak peek into our latest book with our Day boat plaice, sweet & sour peppers from THE PIG-at Combe. This delicious recipe is simple to make and perfect for sunny days!

12 May 2022

Broad bean & Porthleven mozzarella salad recipe


Our second PIG Book, ‘THE PIG - 500 Miles of Food, Friends and Local Legends’ is available to purchase now. We are giving you a sneak peek into our latest book with our broad bean & Porthleven mozzarella salad from THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay in Cornwall

12 April 2022

24 hours in a Garden Wagon

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Tucked away by the Kitchen Gardens, just a short stroll from the house, the Garden Wagons at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay are our secluded garden getaways that every adventurous couple deserves.

11 April 2022

Getting to know our suppliers – Sitting Spiritually

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Just 30 minutes from THE PIG-at Combe (17.8 miles), Sitting Spiritually handcraft a range of one-of-a-kind garden swing seats in their workshop in Lyme Regis.

04 April 2022

Insider Guide to spring in Cornwall


Get to know our Assistant Reception Manager Olivia at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay and her guide to Cornwall in the spring.

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