Kitchen Garden tipples, classic cocktails and English wines in our cosy panelled Bar.
Discover our tipples from garden to glass...
Whether you’re joining us first thing for a Garden Bloody Mary pick-me-up or a late nightcap, we will smash, muddle, blend, shake and throw our way to making you your perfect drink. All of our cocktails are designed with the Kitchen Garden in mind. Our Head Kitchen Gardener at THE PIG-at Bridge Place provides all of the essential ingredients to infuse our Chase Distillery Spirits with. Like our restaurant, our aim is to provide high-quality products in the most sustainable, local and resourceful way possible.
Can we tempt you to try something just a little bit different?
No need to book!
Just drop by for a tipple or two in our bar lounge or outside in the courtyard. Why not order some Piggy Bits whilst you're at it?
Please be aware that due to physical distancing we will be running at a limited capacity and seating will be on a first come first served basis.
A little drop of Kent
Our Kent location means we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best breweries, wineries, and distilleries out there! We have gathered them all at THE PIG-at Bridge Place so that you can sip and slurp away, knowing that what you are drinking has been produced only a few miles from our very own bar.
Beers & Ciders
Drop-in for a cold craft ale where you will be spoilt for choice with local selections from Shepherd Neame Brewery (13 miles), Whitstable Bay (13 miles), Ramsgate Brewery (19 miles), Kentish Pip (3 miles), Turners (30 miles) and Canterbury Ales (6 miles).
Local Spirits & Liquers
We stock exciting, inspiring and award-winning tipples from local distilleries including Anno Gin (36 miles), Velo Vodka and Son of a Gun Whiskey from Copper Rivet Distillery (33 miles), Greensand Ridge Distillery Brandy and Wealden Rum (45 miles) ...to name a few!
Garden infusions with Chase Distillery
Head to the bar in any of our PIGs, and you’ll notice our eclectic collections of botanical-infused vodkas with all sorts of garden pickings including Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Horseradish, Cucumber, Strawberry and Pelagonium! The teams behind the bar at THE PIG are the curators of these diverse concoctions, made with herbs and flavours sourced from our kitchen gardens when they’re at their absolute best.
Wine Garden of England
Kent is the Garden of England, nestled between London and the continent and world renowned for its rural beauty, rich heritage, spectacular coastline - and now its world class wine.
Our musical honey-pot PIG at Bridge Place is a proud supporter of the Wine Garden of England - a world-class wine trail through the stunning Kent countryside. Linking seven of the top wine producers; Simpsons, Gusbourne, Squerryes, Chapel Down, Biddenden, Hush Heath and Domain Evremond, they group Kent's pioneers many of who already deliver award-winning wines around the world.
Garden to glass cocktails
At THE PIG-at Bridge Place we like to make the most out of what we grow in the Kitchen Gardens, which is why you won't find a bar around quite like ours.
We are lucky enough to be able to use ingredients from our plot to experiment with new cocktail ideas, from picking Lemon Verbena and mixing with Hambledon and sugar to make a syrup, to garnishing a Foragers Fizz with fresh mint.
Things to know before visiting
The availability shown online is live and always up-to-date. If you can’t find the date you’re after, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to our waiting list.
However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have rooms or tables available elsewhere.
We do not permit dogs inside THE PIG-at Bridge Place. As the restaurant terrace and wood-oven are located within the Kitchen Garden, unfortunately, your furry friends will not be able to join you for lunch in the gardens.
Children are more than welcome at THE PIG-at Bridge Place, both in the restaurant and to stay. At THE PIG-at Bridge Place, some of our rooms are suitable for an extra bed or cot, just ask us when booking and we can arrange this for you upon your arrival.
We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.
Breakfast is available for residents from 7-10am Monday-Friday and 7.30-10.30am on Saturday and Sunday. We serve Lunch from 12-4.30pm daily and Dinner from 6.00-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however Dinner bookings are essential!
Right in the heart of the walled Kitchen Garden is our rustic and reclaimed outdoor kitchen, open during the summer months from 12-5:30pm. No need to book! Just drop in for some relaxed sunshine dining and a glass of something chilled. As always, seating will be on a first come first served basis. Physical distancing will be strictly observed so numbers will be limited.
During August and September our restaurant has been extended out onto our terrace to allow for physical distancing in line with Government guidance. You will still be able to join us for drop in dining at our wood-ovens, but please note this is weather dependent and wood-oven sittings will not be able to be accommodated inside due to capacity. We strongly advise checking in with your chosen PIG before visiting if the weather is on the wetter side to see if we are open to avoid disappointment.
We offer monetary vouchers, as well as a lunch, dinner and treatment vouchers. These can be purchased here.
We have extended the validity of all Gift Vouchers that are due to expire in 2021, to now expire on 31st December 2021, so that you still have an opportunity to use them at THE PIGs.
All Gift Vouchers that had their validity extended to March 31st 2021 due to our periods of closure in 2020, will now be extended to 31st December 2021.
All vouchers purchased during our period of closure in January and February 2021 will be dispatched as normal, but are valid for use from March 1st and have an expiry from this date.
Please kindly note that you are unable to redeem a Gift Voucher online to make a booking. Please book your room as normal and the team will refund any pre-payments with proof of your voucher. Please just contact email@example.com
Unless we are running a special deal and it is stated within the terms, all of our rates are on a room only basis so are inclusive of VAT only.
Breakfast will be served at guests’ tables in the restaurant, as sadly our much-loved PIG grazing breakfast tables are not viable with current guidelines. All of the goodies that were on the Breakfast table will now be available, along with our hot dishes on our new Breakfast menus. Prices range from £10-£15.
You can check in from 4pm at all of our properties, however, you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and explore the gardens. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, we are limiting capacity in the main hotel, so you might not be able to make the most of the lounges until you have checked in. The team will be on hand to help you when you arrive.
Check out is by 11am. We ask that you leave your room by this time, but please enjoy the surroundings all day. We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but stick around and let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day.
At THE PIG-at Bridge Place there is access to the grounds and the restaurant in the Coach House. Due to being a listed building there is currently no wheelchair access to the main house. For more details please contact us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are no longer accepting payments made in cash, we will only be accepting card payments at all hotels.
We no longer accept American Express payments.
Our 29-bedroom, Queen Anne manor house is tucked away just outside the historic village of Bridge, three miles south of Canterbury.
THE PIG-at Bridge Place
The hotel is 3 miles away from Canterbury; the drive should take 15 minutes. There’s free parking when you arrive.
The closest station to THE PIG-at Bridge Place is Bekesbourne Station, two miles away. South Eastern runs regular services to Canterbury West station also from London St Pancras International which will get you to Canterbury in under an hour.
If you're getting to us by taxi, give Kev's Taxi a call on 07887668940 who'll be able to get you over to ours in no time. They're a family run company based in Canterbury that have a wide selection of vehicles seating up to 8 people.
If you're needing to be within close proximity to an airport, Gatwick Airport is 76 miles away from THE PIG-at Bridge Place and it takes just around 70 minutes to get there by car.