The exclusive Somerset hotel where the city dwellers all hang out


It’s in a secluded location deep in the Somerset countryside and it just couldn’t get any cooler.

cool country.

It’s where the city slingers hang out when they visit Somerset and it’s really cool.

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The Pig near Bath is in a beautiful setting in the Mendips, just outside the village of Pensford.

The long drive to this beautiful country house hotel and restaurant is a clue that you are in for something special.

Once Hunstrete House’s rather heavy-handed hotel, The Pig, is now a very hip hangout with food grown and raised on the land.

As you walk towards the house you will see a herd of beautiful deer grazing happily in the field.

Inside, it’s all country shabby chic, large velvet sofas, crackling fires in winter.

It’s all about sustainability and organic food at Le Cochon, the fruits and vegetables are grown in the vegetable garden and the pigs, chickens and cattle are hand raised and happy.

And you don’t have to get dressed.

Depending on the website, you wear what you feel comfortable in, you might feel a bit out of place in a jacket or suit.

The gardens are simply stunning at Le Pig, on a summer’s day you can languish for hours eating delicious home-cooked food and sipping great wine or cider.

The site says: “Explore our Somerset vegetable garden with a smokehouse, wildflower orchard, fruit cages, greenhouse and buzzing beehives. 25 miles of menu, conservatory restaurant, deer herd, lounges character, indulgent rooms and some Kunekunes!” (A type of pig).

It’s a very relaxed place and well worth the half hour drive from Bath, especially for a special occasion.

This hotel near Bath is part of a small chain of trendy Pig hotels across the country.

There’s one in Devon, Dorset, Kent, Cornwall, West Sussex, the New Forest and Southampton, all hand-picked from cool, country locations.

But the one in Bath is particularly nice as it is in lovely Mendips but not far from Bristol or Bath.

And of course Somerset has the best produce and ciders as we all know.

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