We are very excited to share with you that we will be opening the front door to THE PIG-at Bridge Place, near Canterbury, on Tuesday 30th April 2019.
Just 56 minutes by train from central London and three miles south of Canterbury in Kent, the village of Bridge sees our latest addition - THE PIG-at Bridge Place. With over 50 vineyards now in the county it is right in the heart of the ‘Wine Garden of England’ and with the buzzy and arty coastal towns of Whitstable, Margate, Deal, and Sandwich right on the doorstep there is plenty to do and see!
Previously a secluded country club, Bridge Place has a lively history. Over the decades this musical honeypot has seen some renowned parties and gigs, playing host to the likes of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd in the 70s. The main house retains its distinctly ‘clubby’, rock’n’roll vibe and you can expect large open fireplaces, panelled rooms, secret ‘stairways to heaven’, ‘moody blues’ tones and ‘dark side of the moon’ cosy corners. The restored house and buildings will have 29 rooms including some new ‘hop pickers huts’ overlooking water meadows.
The kitchen garden has been restored in the old walled garden and is the beating heart of THE PIG-at Bridge Place. As with the other PIGs, what cannot be grown in our kitchen garden will be sourced within a 25-mile radius, and the Garden of England has no shortage of local suppliers.
A new Coach House will be home to the restaurant, filled with signature PIG touches but feeling markedly different to its sister restaurants with a kitchen that opens-up into the space, letting you in on the action.
Restaurant only bookings will open closer to our opening date.
With far reaching views out across the lush water meadows, all bedrooms have been finished in our signature style, but with some exciting new additions. There are 7 characterful bedrooms in the main house, 12 light and spacious rooms in the Coach House, 2 family friendly lodges; and The Barn, a rustic romantic two-storey hideaway in the old stables.
Additionally, 7 Kentish Hop Pickers’ Huts on stilts sit alongside the river in the grounds, each has been made from reclaimed materials and has a double-bedroom with fitted bathroom and wood burning stove.