at Bridge Place

Food

We’ve got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well

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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!

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Set Lunch and Piggy Bits from £22.50 per person

Our chefs have created a delicious set lunch menu that is full of hearty and warming dishes that are packed with the freshness and flavour that you can only get from a daily harvest, including a couple of Piggy Bits for the table to get you started!

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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.

Simple and seriously tasty, the Garden Oven serves flat breads and Fire-Pit meats and veggies Saturday and Sunday throughout October from 12pm - 6.30pm, and is open for evening drinks and snacks until 8pm.

Drop-in dining in the heart of the Kent countryside! Earn your beer and cycle or walk to us, or if that’s too much like hard work just swing by – there is no need to book!

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Christmas at THE PIG-at Bridge Place

Roaring log fires, cosy corners, garden cocktails and plenty of quaffing and troughing! Celebrate the season with family, friends and even work pals with Private Parties and Festive Feasting at THE PIG-at Bridge Place.

Our 25-mile menu

What we can’t grow ourselves, we source from local suppliers and producers.

  • Kentish Pip

    3 miles away
    Kentish Pip is based at Woolton Farm, near Canterbury where the Mount Family has been growing apples for four generations.

  • The Wonky Parsnip

    6 miles away
    The Wonky Parsnip specialises in growing weird and wonderful produce here in Kent that originates from around the world, from Electric Daisy’s, Cucuamelons to Tomatilios and Thai egg plant. 

  • Simpsons Wine Estate

    5 miles away
    Charles & Ruth Simpson have been making award-winning wines at their Southern French property since 2002.  In 2013 they brought their wine expertise back to Kent, enticed by the quality of the terroir and the opportunity to become part of the most dynamic wine region in the world. 

  • The Cheese Makers of Canterbury

    11 miles away
    At our dairies at Dargate and Hastingleigh we produce a range of cow's and goat's cheeses. Time, dedication and a whole lot of love go into producing our cheeses the old-fashioned way, using locally sourced ingredients.

  • Shepherd Neame

    12 miles away
    Nestled in the medieval market town of Faversham in Kent, Shepherd Neame brewers produce Kentish ales bursting with character and renowned international lagers using natural ingredients, such as mineral water from the town’s aquifer and local hops.

  • Bardsley Farms

    11 miles away
    Growing high quality, award winning fruit which is hand-picked and pressed to produce deliciously refreshing and quintessentially English juices.

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 reservations@thepighotel.com so we can add you to our waiting list.

However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have a table available elsewhere.

We do not permit dogs inside THE PIG-at Bridge Place. As the restaurant terrace and wooden 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 12-2.30pm daily and Dinner from 6.30-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however Dinner bookings are essential! 

We offer monetary vouchers to the values of £25, £50, £100 and £250, as well as a lunch or dinner voucher.
These can be purchased here

Our phones can get quite busy at certain times, so please do bear with us. You can also reach us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at reservations@thepighotel.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 is served in the restaurant and depending on what you fancy there's a choice of a continental breakfast buffet for £12 or cooked breakfast options for £16.

You can check in from 3pm, however you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and relax in the house or explore the gardens. 
Check out is by 11am. We ask that you vacate your room by this time, but please feel free to enjoy the surroundings all day.


We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but do 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 reservations@thepighotel.com

Getting here

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

Bourne Park Rd, Bridge, Canterbury , CT4 5BH, UK
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By road

The hotel is 3 miles away from Canterbury; the drive should take 15 minutes. There’s free parking when you arrive.

Nearest station

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.

Taxi service

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 Herne Bay that have a wide selection of vehicles seating up to 8 people.

Nearest airport

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. 

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