Since its opening in July, this elegant yet modern country house hotel near Honiton, Devon, has swiftly become as popular with guests and critics as each of its four other siblings. Janet Harmer pays a visit
The Pig brand first appeared in 2011 with the launch by Home Grown Hotels of
its first property, near Brockenhurst, in the heart of the New Forest. There are many components that came together to create its success: the hotel's kitchen garden, which provides abundant, fresh produce for a menu which is simple in execution and packed with flavour; the laid-back, cosy environment, where traditional hotel rules are replaced by an inclusive, anything-goes attitude; and an engaging team, which at Combe is led by general manager Fiona Moores and head chef Dan Gavriilidis.
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