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Openings this week: the Pig at Combe, Ahi Poké, the Grove of Narberth, the Roebuck Inn and more

22 July 2016
Openings this week: the Pig at Combe, Ahi Poké, the Grove of Narberth, the Roebuck Inn and more

A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors

The Pig at Combe

Nestled in Devon's Otter Valley, the newly opened Pig at Combe has turned the traditional hotel order on its head, following the transformation of the Grade I-listed Elizabethan manor house from Combe House hotel. The entrance has been converted into a bar with oversized sofas and a fireplace, while the formal dining spaces have wooden floors and restored shutters. Two potting sheds have been transformed into spa treatment rooms, while the Georgian stable block now contains the quirky Horse Yard bedrooms, which retain many of the original stable features. What produce is not grown in the hotel's three walled gardens is sourced from within a 25-mile radius. Owned and operated by Home Grown Hotels, the property joins sister hotels in the New Forest, near Bath, in Studland, Dorset and Southampton.

Opened 11 July

Bedrooms 27

Starting room rate £155

Hotel director Fiona Moores

Head chef Daniel Gavriilidis

Typical dishes Venison and pork sausage roll; slow-cooked crispy pig cheek with piccalilli and wild chive dressing; garden kale, rocket and Tor goats' cheese salad; and purple mizuna, garden pickles and chargrilled chicken



CitizenM has opened its new flagship hotel at the Tower of London. The hotel houses a coffeeM café, canteenM for grab and go hot food and cocktails, and the cloudM bar, which has a wraparound terrace offering views over London's skyline.

Bedrooms 370

Starting room rate £109

Hotel manager Juriana Spierenburg

Bar manager Cihat Topcu


Ahi Poké

Ahi Poké, a casual restaurant serving the Hawaiian raw fish dish poké, has opened in Fitzrovia, central London. The restaurant, from the team behind NAC and Chez Chow, will champion nutrition and sustainability and offer takeaway and delivery services.

Covers 25

Head chef Jeremy Coste

Owners Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche


Blue Bar

General manager Knut Wylde

Covers 75

Operator The Berkeley hotel


The Grove of Narberth

The Grove of Narberth has added six suites to its hotel in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The interiors champion local materials such as coal, slate and wool, in colour schemes inspired by the landscape.

Bedrooms 26

Starting room rate £180

Proprietors Neil Kedward and Zoe Agar

Executive chef Allister Barsby

Head chef Peter Whaley


The Roebuck Inn

The Roebuck Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire, has reopened after three and a half years. It dates back to the 1700s and has been restored to its rustic country inn heritage with boutique bedrooms, a bistro and tiered gardens.

Bedrooms Six

Operators Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars

Typical dishes Steamed cod with ratatouille and black olive tapenade; and chicken schnitzel with Baby Gem and Parmesan salad


Shilling Brewing Company

The Shilling Brewing Company has opened inside the old Commercial Bank of Scotland building in Glasgow. Rediscovered structural features such as fluted marble columns are featured alongside contemporary touches, including a mural of a unicorn over the bar.

Covers 160

Design Jestico + Whiles

Operators Glendola Leisure


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