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.
14 January 2020

Trying Dry January this month?

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At this time of year many of us are taking it easy after all the fun of the festivities, at THE PIG, New Forest our Bar team have been busy mixing, blending and shaking low and no alcohol cocktails perfect for those trying to cut down!

08 January 2020

How to spend a winter escape in the West Country

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A winter getaway is often needed after the craziness of Christmas, time to relax, chill and enjoy being spoilt. THE PIG-at Combe, THE PIG–on the beach and THE PIG-near Bath are all based in the West Country – the perfect location to get away from it all. If you venture westwards from London, what could you be expecting?

23 December 2019

For the first time, THE PIG–at Combe welcomes turkeys

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Mark discusses how the birds arrived at THE PIG–at Combe this year…

16 December 2019

Mustard and orange glazed ham hock recipe

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The team at THE PIG-at Combe have shared a festive recipe for Mustard and Orange Glazed Ham Hock...

12 December 2019

Kitchen Garden Gurus – Perfect Parsnips


With Christmas on its way, this sweet, slightly nutty root vegetable suddenly takes its own as one of the stars of the show, Fran, our Senior Kitchen Gardener at THE PIG–at Bridge Place talks perfect parsnips.

06 December 2019

Move over Brussel Sprouts… kalettes are on our menu this Christmas


Colin our Head Kitchen Gardener at THE PIG, talks us through the process of planting and growing Kalettes…

05 December 2019

Behind the scenes at Christmas

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Robin Hutson CEO, (the man behind THE PIGs) explains what it is like working at THE PIGs over Christmas!

18 November 2019

Kitchen Garden Gurus – Warming Winter squash

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Kitchen Gardener Roseanna at THE PIG-on the beach has been growing winter squash! The perfect addition to a warm dish for those cold evenings.

01 November 2019

Make the ultimate Roast Pork Belly

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Our new PIG book; Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and beyond is packed with so many delicious recipes, one of our favourites is the crisp, salty crackling and sweet tender meat that is pork belly!

25 October 2019

Smoked & Uncut 2020 tickets released…


Get ready to step into the colourful world of our summer shindigs; shiny glittery days filled with nostalgic beats and forest feasts!

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PIGs Closure

THE PIG hotels will be closed until 22nd June 2020.


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