We’ve got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well
It’s all about the Kitchen Garden
We have an obsessive commitment to home grown and local produce at THE PIG-at Bridge Place. We celebrate the seasons and use only the best, freshest and most authentic foods and ingredients. Our surroundings influence our food in every way, what cannot be grown in our Kitchen Garden is sourced from within a 25-mile radius.
Everything is driven by our gardener and forager – they grow and find the food – our chef then creates the menu.
Our commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports our local suppliers, but means we can be 100% honest on the provenance of our ingredients. Our local suppliers are some of the most exciting and inspiring artisan producers out there! Kent’s distinctive character and unique combination of agricultural farmland, ancient orchards, newly planted vineyards and history of hop growing, all within casting distance of the sea, means THE PIG-at Bridge Place has access to some of the freshest local fish, locally brewed beers, amazing meats, delicious fruit and award-winning English wines in the country!
The Big Outdoor Lunch
12th April – 16th May, 12pm-4.30pm
THE PIG’s open-air, all weather spring shindig serving a simple 25-mile menu.
THE PIG is back from 12th April just in time for some spring outdoor eating! Expect spring harvest Kitchen Garden veggies and salads, meats from our local farmers and fish fresh from nearby ports rounded off with a classic pud – all designed to be enjoyed outside, accompanied by a bottle!
25-Mile Menu & Kitchen Garden Produce
Open from 17th May
Our open-plan and characterful restaurant dishes up British Kitchen Garden food, true to the micro seasons and with a real focus on simple and fresh flavours.
Flat Bread Garden Oven
Right in the heart of the walled Kitchen Garden, our rustic and reclaimed outdoor kitchen is now open! Head over the rickety bridge, past the summer sprouting, through the greenhouse, and onto our Garden Oven to find wood-fired cooking and tasty tipples.
Our commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports our local suppliers, but means we can be 100% honest on the provenance of our ingredients.
Take a look at our sample menus to get a feel for what we may be dishing up. Please note these are subject to change.
Supplier Shout Out
Over the years we have been lucky to support some of the very best local suppliers to each of THE PIG hotels. What ever our Kitchen Garden teams are unable to grow themselves we source from within a 25 mile radius - creating our 25-mile menu. We love who we work with and carefully select them so we can be 100% honest on the provenance of our ingredients, and be sure that what we are dishing up is the very best around. Take a look below if you want to support our network and shop local!
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 email@example.com 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. Your furry friends are allowed in the Garden Oven area on a lead when joining you for lunch. Dogs are not allowed around the Kitchen Gardens, near the livestock or on the restaurant terrace.
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.
From 12th April – 17th May we are running a reduced food service, to find out more click here.
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 2021 will be dispatched as normal, but are valid for use from May 17th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.