THE PIG-near Bath
Pensford near Bath, England
The PIG-near Bath is a delightful laid-back boutique 29-bedroom country house hotel located 8 miles from Bath. The hotel epitomizes the shabby chic style, and is well known for its wonderful locally sourced food and great service.
At a Glance
Amazing locally sourced cuisine, often home-grown in its own kitchen garden
Low-key shabby chic style
Close to Bath and an ideal base to explore the Mendip Hills
A boutique country house hotel dating from 1820
Meet our specialists
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The PIG hotels began life in Hampshire and were a huge hit - and this new little piggy certainly doesn't disappoint. It retains the PIGs iconic shabby chic style - taking an old country house and subtly blending old and new - with all those little touches that make you sit back and simply smile. Built in 1820, it is a charming Georgian country house set within its own Deer Park. As you arrive via the drive and approach the house, you half expect Jane Austen's Bennett girls to jump out and greet you.
The PIGs are essentially restaurants with rooms - and their food really does the talking. They source their ingredients from the surrounding 25 miles and some 300 herbs grow in their kitchen garden - they even employ a chief forager. The food is served in the Victorian greenhouse dining room and you can expect bare wood table tops and mismatched bone handled cutlery. After dinner retreat to the bar and sink into the inviting leather sofas, sip a cocktail beside the crackling fireplace.
Moving upstairs and THE PIG-near Bath has 29 different rooms, and higher categories are larger and come with free-standing bathtubs and four-poster beds. Each room has a larder stocking snacks and drinks if your tummy rumbles during the night - and they all have wonderful monsoon-style showers. Expect exposed wooden floorboards, cream walls and lightly furnished rooms with the odd dash of color here and there.
Move downstairs and you will pass a collection of Hunter wellies in all colors and sizes. Select your color and work up an appetite by taking a walk through the gardens. Bath is only a short drive away, and you can also explore the Mendip Hills home to the spectacular Cheddar Gorge. Across the garden are two potting-shed treatment rooms for a massage or facial using organic Bamford products.
THE PIG-near Bath simply offers luxury without any of the pretension - it is all about informality (the staff walk around in jeans for instance) and is lovingly low-key and relaxed. It is so refreshing to stay somewhere when it doesn't come across as 'hotely' - it is quirky and different, but that is its overall charm. You might hear the odd creaking floorboard as it is an old house, but we love places that are full of character and are a little different - and that is why The PIG-near Bath is a Scott Dunn favorite.
There are 29 rooms all with larders and Nespesso machines. The Snug Rooms are the smallest rooms and do not have bath tubs. The Comfy Rooms are larger and again just come with a shower. For bathtub lovers, opt for the Comfy Luxe or Big Comfy Luxe rooms which have a free-standing tub. The Hideaways are located in the kitchen garden, and come with wood burning stoves. Extra beds can be arranged for children.
The PIG-near Bath has two treatment rooms in the Potting Shed and a Billiards Room.
Location & Directions
Pensford near Bath, England
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.