Wednesday

Days Out - Dining and relaxing at The Pig in the New Forest

After a blissful day relaxing at the Herb House Spa in the New Forest we took ourselves off to our lodgings for the night at The Pig in Brockenhurst where our rooms were waiting for us.


Exterior, The Pig in Brockenhurst


Bedroom, The Pig in Brockenhurst

Our double room was on the first floor of the main house and had a great big sash window in it that I felt compelled to open as soon as we entered the room. 

The upstairs landing was sparingly and yet elegantly furnished with a gilt framed mirror, a grandfather clock and curiosities on a chest of drawers.

Upstairs landing, The Pig in Brockenhurst

Hallway, The Pig in Brockenhurst

Downstairs the sitting rooms were tastefully decorated in a manner that gave the place a lived-in, slightly aged and relaxed feeling. 

The bar was stunning, it had coloured glass on multiple shelves that lay across a large window making the colours glow with natural daylight.

The bar at The Pig in Brockenhurst

The bar at The Pig in Brockenhurst

On offer was a huge selection of beverages including home-made sloe gin and some local Isle of Purbeck beers.

Sloe Gin at The Pig in Brockenhurst

As with any old house, the outside beckoned. 

At the back of the house were the kitchen gardens where vegetables are rotated in beds to keep home-grown produce reaching maturity at different times through out the year.

The back of The Pig in Brockenhurst

The kitchen garden at The Pig in Brockenhurst

Gardeners at The Pig in Brockenhurst

Beyond the walls of the kitchen garden a greenhouse with a lovely tiled floor was open to guests to wander in and look at the carefully tended plants inside.

The Pig in Brockenhurst

Further on still lay a pond with bee hives on the far side and a potting shed at the other end of a bridge. The sign read treatment in progress do not disturb.

The Pig in Brockenhurst

The Pig in Brockenhurst

Back at the front of the house surrounded by an ample lawn, vast trees spread out their branches and a huge swing hung from an outstretched limb.

The Pig in Brockenhurst

There was croquet on the lawn, benches to sit on and pre-dinner wine was delivered on a tray. 

The grounds of The Pig in Brockenhurst

To find out more click on The Pig Hotel

Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7QL, UK

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