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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30 July 2021

#PIGPeople: Meet our Acorn Award Winners

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Lydia Rigby, Restaurant Manager of THE PIG in the South Downs, and Freya Morton, House Manager of THE PIG at Bridge Place, have both been awarded an Acorn - a prestigious accolade in the hospitality industry!

29 July 2021

Time for a Summer Tipple

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Who doesn’t love a refreshing tipple to enjoy in the sunshine? We’ve rounded up our bar managers to share their top 3 simple summer cocktail recipes for you to recreate at home. So, what are you waiting for? Get mixing!

26 May 2021

Supplier Shoutout - The National Lobster Hatchery

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We got talking to the team at The National Lobster Hatchery to find out more about the amazing work they do.

26 May 2021

Supplier Shout Out - Fish for Thought


We spoke to the team at Fish for Thought based in Cornwall to find out a little bit more about the amazing range of fresh fish they supply and deliver all over the UK.

26 May 2021

The journey of an ‘Eco’ Lobster

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We chatted to our friends at The National Lobster Hatchery to find out the journey of an eco-lobster and how their work is making a difference.

11 May 2021

Two Worlds Cocktail

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Angus Huntington, Bartender at THE PIG, in Brockenhurst has created his very own cocktail, ideal for sipping on sunny Spring afternoons.

11 May 2021

Kelvin’s Simple Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe


Kelvin, our Group Pastry Chef, has rustled up a classic pud to tuck into that’s super quick and simple to make and is packed full of fresh flavours.

08 April 2021

Tales from the team… Annie at THE PIG-at Combe

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Our Assistant Restaurant Manager, Annie Bowes, tells us what it’s been like getting ready to re-open the doors once again at THE PIG-at Combe.

25 February 2021

Getting to know our suppliers – The Book & Bucket Cheese Company


We spoke to the team at The Book & Bucket Cheese Company based in Dorset to find out a little bit more about them and the amazing range of artisan cheese they produce...

25 February 2021

How to build your own planting beds!

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Alex Coutts, Head Kitchen Gardener at our new PIG, THE PIG-in the South Downs, West Sussex, has been busy building planting beds in our brand-new Kitchen Garden over the past few months, so is well-placed to share his top tips for creating your own raised beds at home!