It’s hard to beat the romantic setting of this hotel/restaurant, set in a Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor in a estate of over 3,000 acres – in rural Devon.
The elegant dining room is beautifully set, with crisp white napery, and you can enjoy a pre-prandial drink in the comfortable lounges – which have seasonal log fires; even imagining you live in past times.
On the food front, what can’t be grown in the Pig’s kitchen garden is sourced within a 25 mile radius. Expect the likes of ‘Slow-Cooked Crispy Pig’s Cheek with Piccalilli & Wild Chive Dressing’; ‘Garden Kale with Rocket & Tor Cheese Salad’ and ‘Potted Madgett’s Farm Duck with Rhubarb Chutney’ among the starters.
Perhaps ‘Grilled Sea Bream, with Saffron and Prawn Potatoes & Chive Velouté’; ‘Pork Chop with Creamed Cabbage’ and ‘Risotto with Garlic, English Bresaola & Blue Cheese’ among the mains.
Depending on the season, leave room for ‘Apple Pie with local Brandy & Walnut Ice Cream’; 'Forced Rhubarb Mousse with Poached Rhubarb & Buttermilk Sorbet' or their excellent selection of West Country Cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week; Mon-Sat 12.00-14.00; mains from about £11
- Dinner: all week; 19.00-21.30; mains from about £13
- Seats: 75, plus about 30 outside
- Wine: a well-thought-out wine list, has modert mark-ups
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Honiton Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page - or leave Honiton on the A375 towards Sidmouth - after the 2nd roundabout, follow the brown signs to 'Combe', through the beech woods.
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 2 weeks in Jan
- Outside eating
- Rooms available