The Pig is a truly charming country estate hotel burrowed away in the Somerset countryside, surrounded by galloping deer, clucking chickens and a tranquil kitchen garden. Just like its predecessors, in Hampshire and Dorset, 'The Pig near Bath' is exquisitely decorated, with an extremely strong and authentic attention to detail. On entering the grounds you immediately escape the outside world and enter the rural and shabby charm of the estate.
We kicked things off with a selection of 'Piggy Bits' including ham-hock eggs - a twist on the retro scotch egg this was moist and rich with flakey roast ham encasing a soft and creamy quails egg, and drizzled with a punchy homemade piccalli.
Next was the pan fried loin of venison with celeriac puree and baby carrots. The intensely rich yet lean and tender cut was not overshadowed by the sweet puree, carrots and jus.
The pan fried South Coast Hake on a bed of organic pumpkin puree, and topped with a brown shrimp butter sauce was beautifully light whilst still vibrant and indulgent.
Such an incredible lunch and day out.