The Pig Hotel, near Bath.

Relaxing by an open fire with cocktails and a cheese board, nursing a hangover (hair of the dog!) is definitely my idea of a pretty perfect Sunday afternoon. We arrived at The Pig near Bath mid-afernoon on Sunday and quickly settled in-front of the crackling fire in one of the three sumptuous lounges.

The Dosey Doe cocktail, photo from my Instagram

The Pig near Bath

The past month or so has been quite busy so to have a Sunday night away in a hotel felt like a huge luxury. Coupled with the fact that we were staying in the latest sister hotel of one our favourite places, The Pig was hugely exciting.

The Pig’s truly rural location is the perfect country getaway with rolling countryside, wellington boots by the door and roaring fires. The break had been planned for a good few months so we were lucky to get a room within it’s first week of opening.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

We decided that whilst without children and within the relaxing environment of the hotel we would simply do…nothing. A luxury often craved but seldom achieved. Attentive staff and opulent velvet sofas made this task very easy.

The Pig near Bath

We were soon greeted by the manager, Tom and talked at length with him about the hotel and how his first few days of opening have been. He proudly cites one happy guest who described the interior design as something they would like to achieve in their own home. And that’s exactly how you feel when you’re there. They want you to feel at home, feel comfortable and while you’re staying there, treat it like you live there.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

We made our way over to one of the ‘Hideaways‘ along the gravel footpath and through the kitchen garden to our abode for the night, The Apple Store.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Apple Store is a two-storey lodge with log-burning fire and sleeping area downstairs.

The Pig near Bath

 The entire first floor is home to the bathroom complete with super-large monsoon shower and roll top bath over looking the kitchen garden upstairs.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near BathOnce in the room we order a bottle of fizz that is (very) promptly delivered to our room. It’s just one of those places where anything goes and nothing is too much trouble.

The Pig near Bath

Nestled on the edge of the walled garden are two Potting Sheds where you can choose from a capsule collection of massage and facial treatments…maybe next time.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

After a quick change we head over to the restaurant for dinner. If you’ve eaten at any of The Pig restaurants before you’ll know how unique the experience is. The Head Chef, James Golding along with his forager and kitchen gardener produce “uncomplicated, British garden food”. All the ingredients in each and every dish are grown in the kitchen garden and extensive vegetable and fruit patches. If it’s not, then it’s sourced within a 25mile radius of the hotel.

The Pig near Bath

It was too dark to take any good quality photos of what we ate and sometimes it’s nice to just eat and enjoy! But you can take a look at a sample menu here.

The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the waiting staff attentive but not intrusive. We soon made friends with our waiter Ben who speaks with passion and genuine enthusiasm about his profession and treats us to a dessert wine each. We’re feeling pretty special at this point. After dinner our new found friend shows us around the impressive private dining rooms and we start thinking it’s the perfect location for JT’s impending 40th birthday.

The Pig near Bath

On Monday morning we both had commitments and had to head off fairly early but not before sampling the breakfast – always one of my favourite parts of any hotel stay. No matter how hungry I am, I always have to try everything. The breakfast at The Pig, along with everything else, did not disappoint. Delicious Eggs Benedict for me followed by spiced apple compote and natural yogurt.

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

The Pig near Bath

Our bags are brought to the front door and we bid farewell but can’t wait for the next excuse to get back.

The Pig near Bath is simply stunning. It’s as charming as it is sophisticated and as grand as it is homely. The perfect place to relax and unwind.

This is not a sponsored post, just all out love for The Pig.

all images are copyright Laura Turner 2014. Please do not copy unless you are linking back to this page or have asked permission to use them.

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5 comments on “The Pig Hotel, near Bath.

  1. Becca@keepingupwithejoneses
    March 24, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The Pig looks absolutely gorgeous! I love this part of the world…sending the link over to my hubby now ;)

    • Mypollyanna
      March 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

      You definitely should! Such a lovely part of the world and really easy to pop into Bath too. Book it! xx

  2. Katy Hill
    March 20, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Ah – we’re hoping to go there very soon! LOVING the look of the place. Pure BLISS! And gorgeous pics ;-) x

    • Mypollyanna
      March 21, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Thank you…you HAVE to go! It was so lovely and relaxing. Lovely on our own but wouldn’t think twice about taking the children too. Have a great time! xx

  3. Katy
    March 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Looks so beautiful there! I agree that, as one of The Pigs greatest attributes, it really is like settling into someone’s house, you instantly feel at home there! Lovely post! X

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