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The Pig on the Beach
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We visited the Manor (as it was) on numerous occasions in the past, staying there too, and were interested to see how the old place had scrubbed up. At first we were stopped from parking in their car park, but on the second attempt were allowed in to have a drink, but only outside. The exterior of the hotel has been painted and looks like a sun tan gone wrong, the previosly beautifully manicured lawn looked a mess, the tennis court gone, but what really did it for us was to pay £9.50 each for a glass of Pinot Grigio and £4 for a small bottle of coke. I don't suppose we will see how they are getting on this time next year.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
11  Thank James H
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

My wife and I took our recent Mini moon following our wedding with two nights at the Pig on the Beach. With such a recent opening we were a little nervous...

From the moment we arrived we could not have been more pleased.. an excellent welcome from Mark, wonderful greeting in the bar and excellent cocktails from (Gorgeous) George and Geoffrey and then late night chats with Luke.

The venue itself is sublime with wonderfully welcoming rooms, excellent view and an attention to detail very rarely seen. All this before I talk about the menu.....

Locally sourced food is the order of the day, from great tapas style dishes, through to great selections of meat and fish. A pleasure to dine..

We cannot wait to come back... are you free tonight? :)

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 4 which is on the ground floor and has great see views.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paulaubrey
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Spent three fantastic days at the PotB which is a classy, shabby chic hotel in a unique location. We stayed in the Look Out which is a one-off and well worth a stay but leave plenty of time to book, as they were taking reservations six months in advance. The food is excellent with a decent wine selection. If you like spider crab, the risotto is a must. The breakfast table is equally good with the option of kippers etc... Pimms is served in large jam jars (with handles) from the terrace bar together with a tasty menu from the outside log oven. Fantastic views over Sandbanks with stunning coastal walks. Perfect for couples and kids welcome. We're going back and would definitely recommend

Room Tip: The Look Out is superb with a view over the walled garden whist relaxing in the bath
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tiger_Nick
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stayed in The Pig in Dorset at the beginning of July for 2 nights over a weekend. We were not disappointed! Having stayed at the one in Bath before, we knew we ought to be in for a stylish yet relaxed weekend.

I will start with the food. Honestly one of the best breakfasts on offer - you can have anything from home made breads, jams, recently laid eggs, locally made muesli and granola, fresh juices, croissants etc through to a cooked breakfast. All of it just delicious and sets you up for the day. The evening meal was equally impressive from pig's cheek to fish caught that day with home grown vegetables etc. Impressive wine list to go with it. Have a pre-dinner cocktail in the bar - they are well thought through and the bar man was very attentive and interested in hearing our thoughts on his cocktails!

We stayed in a "comfy luxe" room and as expected it was beautifully decorated and we had a lovely sea view and enjoyed sitting out on our chairs outside our front door in the morning with a coffee looking at the sea and the cliffs - all very relaxing. The size of the bedroom itself was small (and much smaller than expected and that the advertised picture suggests). We had stayed in the same type of room in Bath but had a much bigger bedroom. We double checked that we had been put in the right room as it looked more like the "snug" rooms on the website. It basically was the same as a snug room but were told the difference is really the free standing bath in the bathroom and the large bathroom itself. Both of these are correct and the bath and bathroom were lovely but we would have preferred a big bedroom. So next time I may be tempted to book a cheaper room and for-go the bath! The staff did say that some of the rooms are different shapes and sizes so I expect some of the "comfy luxe" rooms are bigger - best to phone and ask before booking perhaps. The last thing was our room was very hot and there was no temperature control. As we were on the ground floor we didn't want to keep the windows open as they are quite large windows which are very accessible.

Overall, a lovely and relaxing weekend away which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Room Tip: See my comments in the main summary.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Lemmie14
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We made an impromptu visit to the Pig on the Beach on our daughters birthday. Having loved its predecessor the Manor House in all it's faded glory we were keen to see the makeover and were greatly impressed - no expense has been spared. We thoroughly enjoyed drinks in the garden, although we felt they would have preferred us to have been having lunch, but at £27 for 3 bottles of beer and two small lime and sodas (4.50 each) we felt we had contributed enough! We will certainly return but only on very special occasions.
Ps. £5 for an ice cream for our grandson.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Lizbet85
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