March 31, 2015
THE PIG near Bath are delighted to have made the Conde Nast Traveller Hot List as the only UK country hotel to have made the list!
And here's what they said about us...
Between Bristol and Bath, the third and largest of the Pig's litter is ideally placed for a weekend of West Country romping. the 29 rooms are in a golden-stone, Grade II-listed Georgian pile in 20 acres of grounds, which include a stroll-worthy walled kitchen garden and massage huts. The group's trademark rustic-chic look (shades of taupe Farrow and Ball painted walls; mismatched furniture and rugs; paper mache stag heads and a heavy oak floor sacvenged from railway carriages) works well with the Georgian bones and contributes to the unpretentious, relaxed, atmosphere.
Bedrooms in the main house have views of the grounds and frolicking deer - the larger ones have four-posters and claw-foot baths; two-storey kitchen garden suites are more private. Still, you'll find yourself spending a disproportionate amount of time in the conservatory restaurant. Like the other Pigs, it sources 90 per cent of ingredeients from within a 25-miles radius; many of the vegetables - broad beans, chard, five types of garlic - are homegrown. Inevitably, swine feature prominently (the hock Scotch eggs and pork-crackling batons are flawless) but the delicious 'Kentucky' fried rabbit is another highlight.
Consistently warm, efficient service throughout tops off another spot-on piggy offering.