Fodor's Expert Review The Pig
Funkier sister of glamorous Lime Wood, this New Forest "restaurant with rooms" puts the emphasis on localism and seasonality and is a local favorite. Lunch and dinner are served in a large Victorian greenhouse overlooking lawns, and the frequently changing menu may include dishes like pork belly with oyster mushrooms and a basil-and-sunflower-seed salsa verde, or poached silver mullet with fennel, Dorset olives, and samphire. You may also accompany the "staff forager" on expeditions to find shellfish or edible flora like wild garlic and berries. Overnight in one of the 26 comfortable rooms in the main building (an 18th-century former royal hunting lodge) or the converted stable block. All combine a slightly retro, shabby-chic style with modern bathrooms.
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QL, England
- Nearly all ingredients come from their own garden or other sources within 25 miles
- Porcine dishes, as the name suggests
- Foraging expeditions with the staff