Unique ‘The Pig’ brand known for its effortless, laid-back chic, small lifestyle restaurants with rooms will be celebrating a new launch in Kent early 2019.
With its welcoming red brick façade and ornate Jacobean interior, Bridge Place is an intriguing old building with a rock-n-roll vibe. Over the past four decades this musical honeypot has been home to some renowned parties and gigs playing host in the ‘70s to Led Zeppelin and the like. It houses lots of period features, including large fireplaces, secret stairways, panelled rooms and endless nooks and crannies. In the refurb, all of these structural nuances have been respected and enhanced to create seven bedrooms along with numerous cosy bars and sitting areas.
Outside the main house a new, carefully designed Coach House will accommodate 12 more bedrooms, while seven fitting Hop Pickers’ Huts are being crafted from reclaimed materials and sit within the grounds. Each hut houses a double bedroom with cosy bathroom and wood-burning stove. With a newly restored gate lodge offering two further bedrooms, THE PIG-at Bridge Place will have 28 rooms.
The Coach House will contain a greenhouse restaurant with open kitchen. Next to that the Old Stables will contain two treatment rooms and one huge upstairs-downstairs rustic bedroom, with private terrace and quadruple aspect overlooking the kitchen garden and water meadows.
To add to the litter two further openings are on the horizon. The Pig at Harlyn Bay will pique the interest of Poldark lovers out. This stunning Grade II-listed building, with incredible views of the coast near Padstow in Cornwall will be open in time for summer 2019.
In West Sussex, the Grade II-listed Madehurst Lodge, near Arundel, will be opening as The South Downs Pig in 2020.
As with every Pig, the kitchen garden and restaurant will provide the beating heart of these new properties; anything that can’t be supplied by the gardens will be sourced from the best producers within a 25-mile radius.