Home Grown Hotels
A Business South Champion
The Pig in the wall, 8 Western Esplanade, Southampton, SO14 2AZ
That dilapidated and overgrown walled kitchen garden, tucked away in the grounds of a tired country house hotel in the New Forest has a lot to answer for…!
Sparking interests with its tumble-down charm and huge potential. The very first seed sown in the ground in 2011 has led the way to inform everything we do at THE PIG.
Now with six PIGs in the litter, and by putting the emphasis firmly on the food with a very simple and honest philosophy to only use produce that we can grow ourselves in the kitchen garden or source from within 25-miles, our restaurants with rooms are home-grown in every way.
Each PIG has its own identity, each evolved rather than too designed, but each putting the kitchen garden at the very heart of the operation. This obsessive commitment to home grown and local produce means we can celebrate the seasons and use only what is fresh and available to us; our chef, kitchen gardener and forager work hand in hand to create a menu of uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro seasons with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.
You will not just find that the kitchen garden influences your choices at lunch; its fresh zesty-ness will fill your morning mint tea, its gentle aromas will send you into a trance in our Potting Shed Treatment Huts, its wild flavours will infuse your new favourite G&T and its earthy colours will engulf you at the end of the evening as you fall into that snuggle-in sofa.
Our local suppliers are some of the most exciting and inspiring artisan producers out there, and with the distinctive character of each of THE PIG’s locations, with their unique combinations of ancient woodland, agricultural farmland, some within casting distance of the sea, means we have access to some of the freshest local fish, hand-picked fruits, amazing meats, award-winning cheeses and English wines in the country.