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A smart manor house, which follows a philosophy of bringing nature indoors, plays host to this delightful, eclectically furnished conservatory dotted w...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
About
We've got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well. Our food style is driven by home- grown clarity of flavour, true to the seasons and influenced by location, tucked away in the heart of Hampshire countryside.
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had booked a couple of months ago when we knew they were reopening inside. We love the garden room as it’s light and airy. However, make sure you have warm clothing with you as it can be a bit breezy in there with the...amount of ventilation they have to have nowadays. Still a wonderful place and the food was excellent as always. The service was good although we had to ask for the bill several times. We had the house rose which was lovely and good value. Unfortunately it started to rain as we finished our meal so we couldn’t look around the kitchen garden. Another wonderful visit.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based in the new forest, this restaurant doesn’t fail to deliver. Lovely mackerel tartare starter & some crackling, then tried this Rib on celeriac mash with chard vegetables for two , it was Devine & so succulent 😍

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in the area a visit was recommended and while bookings for breakfast and dinner were not available, came for a drink and flatbread from the wood oven. In spite of being seated at 5.30 and the website showing the wood oven available until 6.00,...they’d already started clearing away. Not made to feel at all welcome, unlikely to visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, it’s not cheap, but we’ve eaten in several places in the area that didn’t cost much less and it’s by far the best. Definitely for that special occasion. I booked the first available date, still several weeks in advance. Luckily, it was the first...day after the second lockdown was lifted. Remarkably, there was no sign that the place had been closed for 4 weeks. The feeling of being somewhere special starts as soon as you head up the long drive to the house, which was illuminated by Christmas lights. We had our pre-dinner drinks plus complimentary nibbles in the very comfy bar area, which was more like a sitting room, studying the menu online (very clever, nothing to handle). The service was casual but polite, attentive but not rushed. The dining room was lovely, especially with the Christmas tree and fairy lights. The tables were a decent distance apart, with Perspex screens between the closer ones. There was a bottle of hand sanitiser on the table, which smelt divine. The homemade bread in several varieties was to die for, always a good sign. Being the season, we both had venison, which was meltingly tender and cooked to pink perfection. The chocolate tart for dessert came as a very long thin slice with only about an inch of the circumference, but it was gorgeous. Overall, a special night out, especially with the Christmas vibe. Can’t wait for an excuse for a meal in the summer, so we can try out a table in the conservatory with a stroll round the grounds beforehand ....More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied menu, excellent cooking, many enticing options, happy to go back as soon as possible. The lemon dessert made it for me. Free take home hand wash was a nice touch.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Pig hoping to be wowed. The drive up, the grounds, the building and the restaurant all fit that bill. The menu too was promising. All produce sourced within 25 miles with many ingredients from it's own garden. Reluctantly though the food was...underwhelming. Not bad, but not great. 4 of us had starters and mains with a bottle of house red. No cocktails, coffees, desserts. For £200, I think it is reasonable to have had high expectations and for these to have been met. As an example, I had the lamb chop. It was nice, it came on top of a couple (just two) carrots which was also nice, with a jus (ok). I started with mackerel on two slices of tomato - one red, one yellow with some dots of something that didn't have much flavour. The others in our party had similar experience. After having two courses, it didn't make us want to try a third. Comparing that with our visit to the London Tavern on Sunday when we had to have dessert after the mains being soooo good. So I wonder whether the concept that the Pig has admirably adopted and I applaud has inhibited their ability to deliver better food or whether their reputation has allowed them to inflate prices that doesn't match what they deliver. It's not bad; it is a lovely setting; it's expensive and ultimately underwhelming.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not surprisingly it was busy (post lockdown) as we sat down for dinner towards the end of the evening. Beating in mind the diner numbers the staff were stretched but coped until late on when even though few diners were now left, the service levels...dropped a lot. Food was good but not quite very good. All in all a pleasant dinner in a worthwhile spotMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pig is a beautifully decorated restaurant, with excellent food and brilliant service. The staff are very friendly and you can walk around the gardens to see where some of the food comes from. Our meals were wonderfully cooked, and we have a fantastic time....It is slightly on the pricey end, but definitely worth it as a treat!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to visiting the Pig again after lockdown. Greeted by friendly happy staff. However the food was disappointing. The Fishy, Piggy and Garden bits were not well seasoned and frankly uninspiring. We normally find these yummy and a great way to...kick off lunch. The sea bass was over cooked and the new potatoes under cooked. Oh dear. The crumble was good as was the chocolate tart. The Piggy Fours were nothing like as good as usual. Not sure what’s going on. We’ve booked the Pig on the Beach for June but if this disappoints in the same way we may be saying a sad farewell.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021

Very belayed gift for my wife and we had a fabulous meal - amongst the best dining experiences I have had. The service was friendly from pre-drinks by the bus until we had finished and we had a lovely table overlooking the garden. Food was...stunning and the venison faggot was to die for. Long, long meal over three hours which was perfect and very reasonably priced for the experience we were given. A meal and a venue I will always treasure.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes very toddler friendly and a lovely garden and animal area where the toddler can enjoy.
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Sadly not 😞
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Response from Keith M | Reviewed this property |
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The Pig is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5