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The Pig
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Brockenhurst
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

I must say I was a little nervous having read some recent reviews especially as this was a special occasion and the place had come highly recommended. Suffice to say the worries disappeared once we were greeted and shown through to the bar. From start to finish everything was absolutely superb. The environment is informal yet classy and all staff were subtly attentive. After cocktails and some 'piggy bites' in the bar we were taken to our table. We skipped starters and had the 'bath chap' and neck of lamb. Quite superb with a side of chips (1 portion easily does for 2) and greens. Sweet was an exquisite lemon flan and strawberry and mint terrine. Again superb. The service throughout the meal was friendly and informative. Coffee in the beautiful bar surroundings finished off a wonderful evening. I have no complaints at all and will return without doubt.
As far a prices are concerned then we thought it was worth it. The drink selection is very varied. We opted for cocktails at a tenner each and worth it by taste and volume. Starters and sweets around the 7 mark, mains between 15 & 25. Everything was top value for the price and portions were well sized.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

My husband and I booked the Green Room for our Ruby Wedding Celebration on Bank Holiday Sunday. Our party ranged from 7 months to 65 years - a real family affair. The Green Room was perfect as we didn't have to worry about disturbing other diners.
As with our previous visits, the food was excellent, the service friendly and efficient, all staff made us feel very welcome. We were given a nominated person to "look after us" and Charlotte most certainly did. When our 4 year old Grand-daughter announced that she wanted to be a "Chef making puddings" to our surprise the Pastry Chef was brought in to meet her. Indicative of their friendly, non stuffy style.
The grounds of the Main House are extensive, you can visit the vegetable gardens / the herb gardens / the livestock and sit in the Courtyard whilst the Chef cooks on the outside wood-fired oven. Log fires inside the building. Comfortable lounges / library etc. Wellies are even provided for "walk-abouts", rope swing and large skittles etc.
Our party described is like eating in a comfortable country house, amongst friends and great food.
Recommend without hesitation. The Pig Hotel should certainly be higher on the Trip Adviser list!!

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We had a torrid journey to the hotel and we were held up in traffic, but we were greeted with smiles and shown to our table, its very busy, but they had remembered I am gluten free, and made available the bread for me and remembered right through the service, the waiter was nice, delicious starter and pork dinner was served, the vegetables were lovely picked this morning, and tasted divine, I asked for more gravy as I love the stuff, and it was brought back immediately - so to summarise upbeat staff, excellent food, and we will be returning, and I notice below there is a mention of a snooty waitress, I think they were in a different hotel as I never saw a snooty member of staff. so pleased to have found this place..

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here for my birthday a couple of Sundays ago, what an amazing experience! We did not know what to expect and everything about our stay was superb. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and full of history. The courtyard is a wonderful place to sit back and relax with a drink, when it came to evening time the staff handed out blankets for those who might have been a bit chilly. The staff were outstanding, very attentive, informative, pleasant in character and made us feel extremely welcome and informed. The restaurant is superb and again the staff were happy to explain everything about the food, where it was from (much of it from the hotel grounds), how it was cooked etc. We stayed in the 'Pig Shed' which was perfectly sized and had great facilities. We felt like we were staying in our own little cottage. Hats off to this place, what an incredible treat and can't wait to stay here again.

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We had a table booked for 7.00 and arrived as two separate parties. We arrived at 6.45 and had a drink-at 7.03 when he two remaining members of our party had not arrived-technically late but not a problem in another restaurant-we had an extremely snotty waitress ask us if we could contact them to find out when they would arrive as they were fully booked and there was a time limit on tables and if they should hold our table! Not impressed! I expect to have dinner and have the table for the evening-especially at these prices. Luckily they arrived two minutes later but the whole ambience of the evening was gone-I was clock watching all evening after that.
The first two steaks that were ordered were very tough and had to be sent back. One of the replacements that then came out was fine but the other was full of gristle-cooking steak should be basic for a chef. This restaurant is supposed to pride itself on the provenance of its food and was not anywhere near the standard of other restaurants in the area.
The restaurant was not anywhere near the standard that I expected it to be and with the exception of one lovely waitress the staff were very condescending.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

What a lovely hotel. We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and wasnt disappointed. The food was delicious, the service fantastic and the setting beautiful. We will be returning, love it. The only couple of small niggles was that the room was far too hot, we stayed in the Pig Shed, although absolutley stunning, even with a fan it was too hot and the hotel staff didnt say anything to people smoking in courtyard where food was cooked and being served.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This was our third trip to The Pig and once again we were not disappointed. We always have a snug room which is supremely comfortable with everything you could need for one night. Our room this time was above the kitchen and overlooking the courtyard but, unlike other reviewers, the noises didn't bother us as all. My partner is a chef and the food here is why we keep returning - it is simple, good quality, fresh produce put together very well - I will rave about my goats cheese and heirloom tomato salad for many days to come! It is not fancy, designed plates of food so if you want fanned tomatoes and tweezered micro herbs this is not the place for you. The wine list is extensive and the cocktails lovely! Yes, the dining room is well filled but in our opinion it offers a good bistro environment with lots of atmosphere. The service is attentive but discreet. Breakfast is good but not the best part of our stay, their "full English" could do with some tweaking and it is a little pricey but that is a very minor complaint. We always enjoy our time at The Pig and will continue to return!

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Additional Information about 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Brockenhurst
#5 Romantic Hotel in Brockenhurst
Price Range: £125 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
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Also Known As:
The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst
Hotel Whitley Ridge
Whitley Ridge Brockenhurst
The Pig Brockenhurst, New Forest

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