Exploring our patch
Hideaway in the quirky village of Bridge
Situated within the heart of the ‘Wine Garden of England’ and within close proximity to the buzzy and arty towns of Whitsable, Margate, Deal and Sandwich, THE PIG-at Bridge Place is the perfect rural hideaway with plenty to explore... right on your doorstop!
Whether you mooch around our kitchen gardens, potter around Canterbury's historical city centre or stroll through the coastal towns past their colourful cottages, our Bridge PIG is perfectly situated within easy reach of Kent's top hot spots.
Live Music Evening at THE PIG-at Bridge Place
Thursday 23rd January 6pm-9pm
Having just returned home from a 20 gig tour of UK and Ireland, Tom the lead singer of Canterbury superstars, Coco & the Butterfields, will be popping up at THE PIG-at Bridge Place to give us all the good-feels with an evening of live acoustic tunes. Bridge Place has a history of legendary live music so we can’t think of a better way to beat the January blues.
The bar will be open all evening and the team will smash, muddle, blend, shake and throw their way to making you your perfect drink. Enjoy Kentish fizz, local lagers, ales and Kitchen Garden cocktails – choose from something boozy or one of our delicious low or no alcohol tipples.
No need to book but if you fancy making an evening of it, book a table at reception or by calling 01227830280
Potter around the cobbled streets of Canterbury
Just three miles south of Canterbury in Kent, THE PIG-at Bridge Place is an idyllic countryside base, perfect for venturing into the picture-perfect city. With timber-framed homes and the Gothic Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury is a superb spot for mooching around!
Wander around the gardens
Similar to our other rural PIGs, THE PIG-at Bridge Place is set back in acres of surrounding lush greenery waiting to be explored to your heart's content. Just pop on a pair of Hunter wellies and off you go!
With a kitchen garden bursting to the brim with home-grown produce and our own garden infusions and with plenty of cosy corners to sink into, there's no need to venture too far away! Why not wander alongside our walled gardens and take in the fresh country air.
Stroll alongside the meandering tributaries of the River Nailborne that gently trickles through our back garden.
See animal conservation in action
Just 3 miles down the road from us you'll find Howletts Wildlife Park, tucked away in the trees! Kent's original wildlife park is an experience like no other, with plenty of animals to wave hello to!
As a charity conservation, your visit helps Howletts Wildlife Park to protect exotic wildlife here in the UK. Their conservation and your visit works hand in hand to enable their Wildlife team to send rescued animals back to the wild to their natural habitat, in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.
Journey through the Wine Garden of England
We love a garden... and what better than one that's home to growing wine! Abundant in stretches of sun-kissed vines and award-winning wine, Kent really is considered the ‘Wine Garden of England’ for its diversity of wine production.
Staying at THE PIG-at Bridge Place means you're never too far from a wine tasting tour! Why not tickle your taste-buds at one of the county's many south-facing, sun-kissed vineyards.
White Cliffs of Dover
A widely recognised national landmark of Britain, the White Cliffs of Dover are just 15 miles from THE PIG-at Bridge Place. There aren't many places in the world where you can see white cliffs, this is what makes the crags of Dover pretty spectacular.
Stroll along the clifftop, camera in hand, and take in the stunning views of the English Channel as the boats go by and the birds fly high!
Packed full of history, Leeds Castle is set in 500 beautiful acres of Kentish parkland. The palace was used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; an elegant early 20th century retreat for the influential and famous; and in the 21st century, it has become one of the most visited historic buildings in Britain.
All admission tickets to Leeds Castle last 12 months! Meaning not only can you visit as many times as you like for up to one year, you can come back and stay with us! There are many new attractions and events such as the Maze, Grotto and the Princess Alexandra Gardens and Adventure Golf.