The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst
Muddy says: A spot of rustic glamour in the New Forest, The Pig is known for their amazing culinary repetoire and sumptuous, but relaxing, rooms.
The first and original, The Pig is one of those hotels you’ll often find dropped into a conversation like a top London restaurant.
With 32 bedrooms, the country house sits happily a couple of miles outside of Brockenhurst town centre, deep in the New Forest.
Decor-wise the whole place feels stylish and well put together but in a simple, modest fashion. With little touches that are a nod to the countryside surrounding it, it’s a little oasis of calm and tranquillity, worlds away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
You can choose from three types of room: Snug, Comfy and Comfy Luxe. Each one features a large walk-in Monsoon shower and the Comfy Luxe also have their very own freestanding baths. There’s also an on-site spa in a converted potting shed and shepherds huts.
The Pig is particularly noted for their restaurant – in fact, they often refer to themselves a restaurant with rooms.
With an ever-changing menu, complete with ingredients from the famous Kitchen Garden, chef James Golding and team creates dishes that are worth shouting about.