Exploring our patch
Unearth the heart of the ancient New Forest
You’re right in the heart of it at THE PIG, and within a short drive (or bicycle ride!) you’ll find stately homes, picturesque seaside towns and villages, wild horses and sailing. Being situated in the heart of the New Forest means there's plenty of the ancient woodland to explore on foot or bike, but there's still plenty to get up to at ours!
Wander through our flourishing kitchen gardens or kick back and relax over a glass (or two!), or why not even savour some al fresco dining courtesy of the wood-fired oven in the courtyard.
A gentle stroll down the gravel and brick path leads to further surprises tucked away in our garden! You’ll find our smoke house, kitchen garden, greenhouse, fruit cages and wild flower meadow orchard, as well as chickens and a paddock with our five very active pigs quaffing and troughing to their heart's content!
Why not explore the dense greenery of the New Forest by foot or bike? There's no need to worry about getting your bicycles over, we’ve got some at our house that you can hire for an £8 charge for half a day and £16 for a full day.
From wild horses to donkeys and deer, the New Forest is home to lots of furry, four legged friends! Although it's nice to say hello to our neighbours, it's encouraged to admire them from afar and leave them to graze in peace.
Wildlife & Wandering
The New Forest has 26 miles of coastline on its doorstep, so if a mix of country and seaside-air is what you're after, you're heading to the right place! The historic seaside town of Lymington is just a stone's throw from THE PIG and the perfect little spot for when the sun is high and shining! Think narrow, cobbled streets, a salty breeze and the heavenly scent of fish and chips!
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not take to the trees at Go Ape Tree Top Experience. Just 18 miles away from THE PIG.
For those needing to entertain little ones, Paulton’s Park, the home of Peppa Pig World, is situated just 11 miles from THE PIG and is a perfect little spot for a family outing. Or, if you’re hoping to escape the buzz of city life, the New Forest Wildlife Park guarantees fresh air and is a peaceful home to a variety of animals, ranging from giant otters to grey wolves to the distant ancestors of our very own domesticated piggies, wild boars.
Try HH&Co Backstage: Lime Wood's cookery school
Drawing on Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder's fresh, confident approach to cooking and eating, HH&Co Backstage offers a unique and informal way of learning to cook delicious food.
Suitable for everyone from complete beginners to budding master chefs, the hands-on, relaxed style aims to improve your culinary skills and give you bags of inspiration to go home and get cooking.
Get your waders on
The gentle art of fly fishing was born on the chalk streams of southern England.
With our enviable location, we’re nestled in the heart of England's premier fly fishing counties between the valleys of the world-famous River Test and the River Avon.