The Pig Near Bath

Last weekend, I spent a couple of days at a gorgeous boutique hotel in Somerset for some birthday celebrations with the hubby. The Pig has five hotels across the UK and we plumped for The Pig Near Bath, set in a Grade-II listed building from the 1820s surrounded by its own deer park and with a large kitchen garden. What more could you want for the perfect English countryside staycation?

On the way down through Somerset we stopped off in Bath first for a spot of lunch before arriving at this gorgeous hotel and looking forward to exploring the grounds…

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One thing I’d read about The Pig was that everything about the place was pointed towards food – so after hearing this, it didn’t take much convincing to book in for the weekend! As massive foodies, Dan and I enjoyed spending time pottering around the extensive and unbelievable smelling veg garden, where everything from garlic, spring onions, fennel, other seasonal herbs and vegetables  service the kitchen where you’ll eat in the greenhouse restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Anything that can’t be grown onsite is sourced locally by the chefs within a 25 mile radius.

The hotel’s decor is authentic country house style with luxury touches to make it feel extra special; free-standing baths in the bedroom, complimentary Hunter wellies if you want to explore the grounds, pig shaped cookies with your drinks in the bar and a huge stack of the latest monthly magazines for you to cosy up and read. A spa is also on site, where you can relax in one of the secluded cabins and enjoy a range of treatments available.

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If you want to explore the West Country and some of the incredible scenery that Somerset and the surrounding Mendip Hills have to offer, I highly recommend The Pig Near Bath as the perfect base and I know we’ll be adding some of the other Pig hotels to our travel list to visit in the future. You can book to stay online here – would love to hear from you if you’re also stayed here or at any of the other hotels!



  1. 27th June 2016 / 2:33 pm

    This place looks amazing! I’m obsessed with the selection of Hunters and the little pig cookies! Also the rooms are gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing I will keep this bookmarked for future travel!

    Also, your umbrella is adorable!

    xo Bryn

    • Annie
      27th June 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Thanks Bryn! Hope you’re able to make it down one day you’ll love it 🙂 xx

  2. 27th September 2016 / 11:52 am

    So I’ve just discovered your blog and am already a huge fan, we clearly have very similar taste. The Pig is high on my list, I’m actually hoping to go early next year. I love the standalone bath too!

    Did you get a chance to try any of the spa treatments?

    Reena xx


    • Annie
      27th September 2016 / 12:19 pm

      Ah you’ll love it, it’s gorgeous! I really want to try The Pig on the Beach too now – and actually all of their other locations 🙂 My husband had a full massage and said it was amazzzzzing, so definitely try and book into the spa xx

  3. 30th October 2016 / 8:07 am

    I loved this post. I’m trying to think where to go for my birthday and this looks like a great place with Bath so close by. Did you try the spa?
    The Pig on the beach at studland is beautiful! I have a post on it if you’re interested-we went for lunch in the summer. 100%worth visiting.
    Love your beautiful blog as always xx

    • Annie
      30th October 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Yes you should definitely try for your bday amelia, it’s just great – i didn’t try the spa but my husband did and he LOVED it. Ooh will check out your post on the Beach one as definitely on the list too 🙂 xx