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Last updated: 26 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

The first of Robin Hutston’s ‘Pig’ mini-chain of hip, countryside hotels, this elegant ivy-clad house is almost more of a restaurant-with-rooms, such is the emphasis on highest quality, home-grown or locally-sourced food.

The restaurant is fed by the expansive kitchen garden, with menus that change daily, according to what’s fresh and ready to be picked, with nothing sourced from further than 25 miles away.

Rooms come in a variety of guises, from family suites with bunks, to separate lodges and hideaways in the old stables. All are sumptuously furnished, without a hint of chintz.

It’s close enough to the main draws of the forest, but The Pig is the perfect choice for foodies, and for weekending city folk, who really want to retreat to a relaxing rural escape with all mod cons.

Surrounding area

The hotel is surrounded by a mixture of rural farmland and forest– quiet and crowd-free. There are walks and cycle trails into the Forest from the door (the hotel has bikes to hire).

It’s a mile from the central hub of Brockenhurst – an easy walk, or five minutes by car.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Destination guides


Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

New Forest

Hampshire, United Kingdom (UK)

New Forest

A magical, highly accessible region of ancient woodland, open heathland and postcard-perfect traditional English villages.