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“Sleep or party”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The Black Pig

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The Black Pig
Ranked #1 of 1 Staple B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sleep or party”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Food was good both evening meal and breakfast but they need to decide whether they want to party or have paying guests. Two couples from our party were kept awake by loud music, loud talking and doors banging when we retired for the night. Don't stay here if you want a quiet weekend break.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Margaret W
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights B&B. It is a beautiful black and white character building, wonky walls, low ceilings, lovely wooden beams. Super garden, safe for kids as enclosed and dog friendly too. Nice sitting room area with magazines put out and a lovely olde worlde bar area.

Our bedroom was a small double room with slanted ceilings and funny low windows. Small but nice with a very comfortable bed, nice bedroom furniture, nice big soft towels, ample pillows, lovely bed clothes, amazing huge power shower (best ever!), free toiletries, kettle, tea, coffee etc. The owners clearly went to alot of effort. Shame the toilet paper was not of the quality to match the room though, but this is a minor point. Pleasant owners. Cooked breakfast was fine, the other meals we also had in the pub were very good - roast dinner on the Sunday was exceptional. Shame that we were told all the puddings on the limited pudding menu were available, we selected and were then told they weren't available after all and there was in fact only 2 choices. We were woken up on 2 nights of our stay by very noisy guests returning to their room making a very drunken racket, but it did not go on for long and the third night was blissfully peaceful. This was not in the control of the owners I appreciate. I would certainly stay here again if I required B&B in this part of the world.

Room Tip: Our room was right by the bar/car park and I did think when we were allocated it that this could be...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Sam D
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Mike H, Manager at The Black Pig, responded to this review, 18 February 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Just come back from a wedding and spent a lovely night in this bed and breakfast. Staff were very friendly and the rooms were very clean. Breakfast was cooked to perfection too. Nothing was too much trouble. Would go back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Maureen G
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wilts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Not easy to find, but well worth while (even with the taxi meter ticking !). I was looking for a country pub outside of Canterbury, and this was a great find. Good room and great pub food.

Interesting menu with several fishy options and good guinness. Loved all the birds in the garden in the morning after a good breakfast. No cereal but straight into a full cooked mea which suited me fine.

Will return

Room Tip: Try to get one overlooking the rear garden if you like watching all the birds
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Clare778
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Mike H, Manager at The Black Pig, responded to this review, 18 February 2015
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Lovely pub in a lovely location however the service was not so good. There was loud music playing from a computer when trying to have a meal in the evening, so much so that you couldn't have a coherent conversation with the person sat next to you. Came down for breakfast to find disarray, people sleeping in the bar, ash trays full of cigarettes and no one about to be able to provide a coffee let alone breakfast due to obviously a rather heavy night for all present. Potentially this could be a good place to stay, the food was good and the room clean and pleasant. However, further consideration for guests wouldn't go a miss, at the end of the day this is a business and thus ought to be run accordingly.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank dhbiker
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Mike H, Manager at The Black Pig, responded to this review, 18 February 2015
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Berlare, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

just spent a weekend at the Black Pig in Staple, was as good as ever, with a few changes to the layout, they have mooved the bar to create more room, and also the dining are has changed, much for the better.
We enjoyed a nice evening with the locals, rooms where nice and clean and comfortable and enjoyed a hearty full english for breakfast.
Will be back

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank mrbusy
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Mike H, Manager at The Black Pig, responded to this review, 18 February 2015
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Seaford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

The staff are so helpful and friendly (without being intrusive) and the food was excellent. I can't rate this place highly enough, the room was clean and comfortable and the shower was the size of a ballroom. There is a charming garden at the side of the pub, where it is nice to sit and have a coffee. Would definitely stay here again.

What a fabulous place to stay. If you want the Darling Buds of May, then stay here, peaceful, quiet in beautiful countryside but a short distance from Sandwich and Deal.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Val L
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Mike H, Manager at The Black Pig, responded to this review, 18 February 2015
***** This entry is out of date. ******
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Property: The Black Pig
Address: Barnsole Road, Staple CT3 1LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Staple
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Staple
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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