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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24 January 2023

Feel-good moments in the Potting Sheds at THE PIG-near Bath with Head Therapist Emily

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This February, THE PIG-near Bath is taking part in ReBalance Bath Festival of Wellbeing, so we sat down with Head Therapist Emily to chat about life in the Potting Sheds!

14 December 2022

The Wines of Christmas Past, Present, and Future with the Wine Team at THE PIG-at Bridge Place!


Inspired by A Christmas Carol, our Wine Team over at THE PIG-at Bridge Place have gathered their favourite wine recommendations for what they believe are some of the best Kentish wines of the past, present, and future!

06 December 2022

In Dermot we trust…

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We have been English wine evangelists for many years – in fact for nearly a decade we have been actively reducing sales of champagne by the glass at THE PIGs, in favour of English sparkling wine. The Sugrue South Downs winery, where our PIG wine will be made, also just so happens to be tucked away in Madehurst, the same quiet hamlet as THE PIG-in the South Downs. Read all about our relationship with Dermot Sugrue...

06 December 2022

The BIG PIG Christmas Gift Guide!


With Christmas just around the corner, the hunt for the perfect pressie is underway. With the help from a few of our friends, we’ve pulled together the BIG PIG Christmas Guide to help you be the star of gift giving this Christmas!

17 November 2022

Making the most of your greenhouse this winter… with Alitex

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Ease your greenhouses into the colder months with Alitex’s guide to using your greenhouse this winter!

08 November 2022

Insider Guide: What to do in Cornwall this Winter with Natalie & Liv

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Get to know Cornwall in the winter from our team down at THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay; Natalie, Reception Manager, and Liv, from the Reception Team! Their guide to Cornwall during the colder months includes some of the best foodie places to visit and things to get up to whilst visiting the west coast this season.

25 October 2022

Three recipes to make your Pumpkins go the extra mile this autumn!

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Here at THE PIG, we love experimenting with our Pumpkins during autumn in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways. We have three great recipes for you to make the most of all the varieties of colourful produce you can harvest this time of year!

05 October 2022

#PIGPeople: National Hospitality Apprenticeship Week with Maria, Deputy Head Housekeeper at THE PIG-on the beach


Maria Sousa joined the team at THE PIG-on the beach in 2017 as a casual Room Attendant. Fast forward five years, she is now our Deputy Head Housekeeper and has recently won an industry award! Hear more about her story with you...

26 September 2022

From Bee to Breakfast Table - our Zero-mile ingredients

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We have often spoken about how we prize simple, fresh, and honest ingredients grown and cultivated by our hard-working team in our Kitchen Gardens or sourced from quality local suppliers.

16 September 2022

#PIGpeople Our team hit the Purple Awards!

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It's that time of year again - the Purple Awards! Hosted by our apprenticeship training provider, Umbrella, who are an industry leader in apprenticeships; the annual ceremony is a celebration of the brightest prospects in hospitality, with over 500 apprentices on their books.

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