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“The only downside was having to go home at the end!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Pig
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Brockenhurst
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The only downside was having to go home at the end!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I stayed for the weekend with my boyfriend and it was perfect, the service really is impeccable as many people have said. They clearly have a really thoughtful hiring process as everyone they employ seems to share the same passion for the place, nothing is too much trouble and they remember important details that genuinely make the service feel personal. The food is wonderful, we loved the ethos of the 25 mile menu (everything not reared or raised on site is sourced locally) and they catered brilliantly for gluten free. Little touches, like the Hunter wellies lined up in the hallway for guests to borrow, and the DVD library and board games really make this feel like a home from home.
I booked a comfy room but when we arrived we'd been upgraded to a hideaway room (quirkily named The Doghouse) and this was wonderful, a wood burning stove, separate lounge and beautiful bathroom with roll top bath mean I would definitely pay the extra in future.
As city dwellers we don't have a car and took the train down from London, its location means you can easily get by without one.
I will undoubtedly be returning and can't wait for the Dorset and Bath ones to open this year! I can't recommend highly enough

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

2nd visit, this time just for dinner with a couple of friends. As expected the restaurant was busy and had a good atmosphere. Service was good, as it should be.
As for the food, well its really only OK. The model seems to be that magic is in the freshness and flavour of the ingredients rather than the imagination and talent of the chef. good in theory but if the flavour is not there then the meal becomes mediocre - as happened to us. in short, starters were good, mains average (let down by indifferent meat) and as with our last visit - deserts not that good. three mark up on wine is par for the course in such places

Its unlikely I will come back. Whilst there are worse places to eat at a similar price point there are a great many that are better.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

My husband and I stayed the weekend at this hotel and it is a masterclass in customer service. Absolutely lovely room with great spacious bathroom. Food on both nights was excellent - a slight downside, I think they overbooked the restaurant for the Saturday night - although I booked in August, the earliest I could book Saturday evening was 9.30pm and this was eventually nearer 10.00pm. However, we were kept informed and two complementary glasses of champagne went down well.

Had a lovely treatment in the Potting Shed - a cosy, warm Spa.

Looking forward to checking out the new hotel outside Bath; opening in March 2014.
Will definitely return to the New Forest.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

A Thursday lunchtime birthday treat and first visit. The restaurant/hotel is in a beautiful setting and the staff make you feel very welcome. They specialise in locally sourced produce with an emphasis on pork. I had their home smoked salmon, delicious, followed by their faggots and neeps, OK.

One of our party had the sirloin steak which I tried and it was delicious, well cooked and very big. The wine list is too long.

I was a guest and do not know what the meal cost but I guess it was expensive. I tried one of the children's sausages and OMG it was delicious.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Lovely stay at The Pig with dinner. Room was comfortable in a slightly separate part of the hotel. It overlooked the garden bar area but thankfully this was closed after (I think) 9pm so caused no disturbance at all. Speaking of the garden bar area - had a great open fire and also a open wood burning oven where they prepared gorgeous flat breads.

Meal was very good, though the restaurant did have a slightly hectic feel to it. Took coffee in the bar which was very comfortable.

Couple of reviewers have commented on the very young staff - this was the case and they might benefit from a few more senior staff to create a little more professional service feel. There was nothing specifically wrong with the service but it lacked some of the polish that you find, for example, at Terravina, another New Forest hotel.

Overall though - a lovely stay at a hotel with a very shabby chic style.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Esher, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Fabulous setting, friendly staff looks like great hotel but stopped for late lunch and although enjoyed overall experience, sandwiches were average and drinks rather overpriced. Would be tempted to try full lunch instead of just sandwiches but may need lottery win first!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Our second trip to the pig, 2 nights for my wife's birthday. It is relaxed, shabby chic and a great restaurant.
Lovely long walk in the new forest on of the days.

Ends up being expensive by the time you pay the bill!

4 not 5 stars as restaurant had an off night on our second meal but well handled, I would prefer if the breakfast was included in the room rate.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Pig

Property: The Pig
Address: Beaulieu Road, New Forest, Brockenhurst SO42 7QL, England (Formerly Whitley Ridge Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Brockenhurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
#7 Family Hotel in Brockenhurst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pig 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Pig is a bang up to date take on a new style of home grown, 26 bedroom country house hotel and what that needs to be today - original, relaxed and sitting comfortably within its environment. It's really a restaurant with rooms. This is a place that is all about the walled garden and everything is driven by the gardener/forager and chef - they grow and find the food - the chef then makes the menu. The style is home grown in every way - breaking the mold of designed hotels, daring to be comfortable in its own skin, working with what it has and recognising what is good about that. It won't be perfect, it will be warm, relaxed, comfy, interesting, and homely with muted colours, a bit shabby chic and evolved rather than interior designed. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst
Hotel Whitley Ridge
Whitley Ridge Brockenhurst
The Pig Brockenhurst, New Forest

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