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.
01 July 2020

Pedrino Spritz Cocktails

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Pedrino are longstanding friends of THE PIGs and Smoked & Uncut. Here they share 2 of their classic festival cocktails for summer!

01 July 2020

Making your own Festival Flower Headdress

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The summer festival must-have. Make your own flower headdress at home with the help of floral stylist Willow Crossley!

01 July 2020

HIX's Mutton Biryani


Our friend, chef Mark Hix, shares his Smoked & Uncut curry feast recipe with us!

28 June 2020

An English vineyard with its roots in France

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Champagne Taittinger along with their UK partner Hatch Mansfield Ltd and friends have set up Domaine Evremond, purchasing 69 hectares of farmland at Selling Court Farm in Kent. Patrick, MD of Hatch Mansfield tells us more...

23 June 2020

Lobster, Chips and Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut

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What could be better than local Lobster and Chips with a glass of Camel Valley fizz - all to be enjoyed with a view of Harlyn Bay! Recreate it at home, or enjoy at our newest PIG on the block, THE PIG-at Harlyn Bay

22 June 2020

Meet the founders: Simpsons Wine Estate, Kent

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Luke Harbour, Head Sommelier at THE PIG-at Bridge Place, spent some time chatting to Simpsons Wine Estate founders Charles and Ruth about their wine style, and what makes Kent so special!

16 June 2020

Wine Blast - our Podcast Pick

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Susie and Peter are Masters of Wine, who work to spread the joys of wine, drink and food however they can. Robin Hutson, the man behind THE PIGs joins them on their podcast!

16 June 2020

Vineyard meets Kitchen Garden

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Lockdown has seen a surge of interest in gardening at home. So what can we learn from the professionals? Gusbourne’s Vineyard Manager Jon Pollard talks horticulture with Ollie Hutson, our Group Head Kitchen Gardener.

12 June 2020

World Gin Day

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World Gin Day is a global celebration of all things gin. Our friends at Chase Distillery have shared a couple of their favourite classic and suitably summery gin cocktails!

10 June 2020

Best Ever Burger


Burgers are not something we have on our main menu at THE PIGs, but when it came to our Smoked & Uncut festivals, we knew we had to step up to the burger plate!

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