Smoky flat breads and outdoors eats at THE PIG-at Bridge Place
Drop-in dining in the heart of the Kitchen Garden
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 sprouting, through the greenhouse, and onto our Garden Oven to find wood-fired cooking and tasty tipples.
Earn your beer and cycle or walk to us, or if that’s too much like hard work just swing by!
Physical distancing will be strictly observed so numbers will be limited.
Open daily - weather dependant
Food & Drinks: 12pm - 6pm
Drinks only: 6pm - 7:30pm
No need to book! Just drop in for some relaxed sunshine dining and a glass of something chilled. We will be using table service only. Please be aware this will mean capacity will be very limited.
As always seating will be on a first-come first-served basis.
The Garden Oven will be open unless it is very wet and/or very windy. If you are unsure on the day, just give us a call on 01227 830 208
What to expect?
Looking for THE PIG restaurant experience?
You can also choose to eat in the restaurant at THE PIG-at Bridge Place. We serve fresh Kitchen Garden ingredients from the plot with the best 25-mile local produce in our restaurant which is open all year round!
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, although they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds. Please keep them out of the kitchen garden and away from our animals.
Children are more than welcome at THE PIG, both in the restaurant and to stay. At THE PIG in the New Forest we have family specific rooms, lodges and cottages.
We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.
From 17th May - 20th June, Lunch will be served from 12pm - 3.30pm Monday - Sunday, and Dinner served 6pm - 9:30pm Monday - Sunday.
From 21st June onwards - subject to Government guidance: Breakfast is available for residents from 7-10am Monday-Friday and 7.30-10.30am on Saturday and Sunday.
We serve Lunch from 12-2.15pm Monday to Friday, and 12pm-2.45pm Saturday to Sunday. Dinner will be served from 6.30-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however Dinner bookings are essential! Give our Reservations team a call on 0345 225 9494 if you'd like to book!
We don't serve a traditional afternoon tea, however we do offer an afternoon menu of homemade piggy treats, including sandwiches and cakes. Our Afternoon menu is served from 12-5:30pm in our lounge areas and on our outside terrace.
Our Wood Oven Menu is available 12pm-6pm during the summer months. As always, seating will be on a first come first served basis. Physical distancing will be strictly observed so numbers will be limited.
THE PIG is a great place to hold a party. Our Green Room seats up to 14 people and even has its own garden terrace. Find out more here. For anything bigger, whether it’s a wedding or any other event, we do offer an exclusive-use package from £35,000. The package is available for Monday-Thursdays between October-November and January-March, subject to availability. For more information, please get in touch with our events team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there will be restrictions on the number of guests from different households when booking gatherings, in line with Government guidance. For more information please get in touch with our team at email@example.com
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 due to our periods of closure in 2020, will now be extended to 31st December 2021.
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 is served in the restaurant and will be served at guests’ tables, 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.
Please note our rates stated are at a starting from price, and fluctuate throughout the year depending on season. We sometimes run offers and Late Pig Room Rates, which you can view here for more information if available.
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.