The latest outpost of the growing Pig empire is an excellent funky but chic “restaurant with rooms” in a converted country house set in the bucolic Mendip Hills. As in the New Forest original, the menu is all about the local and seasonal (and the porcine); kale, rocket, and other leaves and veggies, along with berries, are sourced from the Pig’s kitchen garden; apples, pears, and apricots come from its orchard; and pork, chicken, quail, and venison are provided by
animals raised on the property. Other meat comes from butchers less than 20 miles away, baked goods from within 5 miles, and seafood from the coast 21 miles away. Salmon and bacon are smoked on-site. The results are exceptionally fresh and flavorsome dishes like loin of home-reared venison or “Kentucky-fried” wild rabbit. The 29 comfortable and reasonably priced rooms (from £139) are decorated with an elegant simplicity and have glorious views. It's located about 8 miles from Bath.