New Forest

The Pig, Brockenhurst

The Pig is a gorgeous Georgian hunting lodge which serves honest homemade food crafted from fresh ingredients plucked straight out of the ground in The New Forest. Combining luxury dining with rural country living, this friendly and welcoming establishment is situated in the pretty and sought-after village of Brockenhurst – an ideal pit stop for those exploring the joys of Hampshire.

Led by talented chef James Golding, The Pig in Brockenhurst is a wonderfully simple but elegant restaurant which takes cooking back to its roots. The menu is ever changing to make most of the fresh ingredients straight from the garden. Chef James works closely with The Pig’s very own gardener and forager who go out each morning to choose the best of the best produce from the local grounds and kitchen garden to create that faultless taste this restaurant is now famous for.

The main restaurant is in the beautiful glass conservatory and boasts characterful wooden school chairs and tables and is bursting with pretty foliage such as growing ivy, terracotta pots, herbs and plants. Sticking with the porcine theme, you can indulge in ‘Piggy Bits’ to start with (or ‘Forests Bits’ for those who enjoy fresh vegetables, mushrooms and local cheeses) before treating yourself to a generous main. Popular dishes such as the Hampshire Wood Pigeon, The ‘Tomahawk’ Pork Chop and Oyster Mushroom Pappardella are always on demand and definitely worth a taste but be sure to save room to sample something off of the tempting dessert menu!

Learn how to make these carefully crafted dishes yourself and study the art of foraging. The kind folks down at The Pig now offer the chance to be guided by the on-site forager to see what edible delights you can find in the area. From spring wild salads to autumn fruits and berries, there is something for every season – plus, for fish lovers, there are also trips to the ocean where you can discover fresh seaweed and shellfish for your favourite dish.

Take a seat in the gorgeous conservatory, enjoy the breath-taking views overlooking the garden and relax in the warm, delightful atmosphere with some of the best food on offer in The New Forest. If you’re wanting to celebrate a special occasion, get in touch The Pig and they can offer you their ‘Get Together in the Green Room’ package which offers an intimate room for private dining with friends and family.

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The Pig, Beaulieu, Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QL | 01590 622354 | www.thepighotel.com/brockenhurst

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