Set by the beach with far-reaching sea views, The Pig is a 15th-century country manor with quirky interiors and menus created from local ingredients from its own kitchen garden or within a 25-mile radius – including wine, beers, and spirits.
Close to Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein’s corner of the world in Padstow, and around the corner from Harlyn Beach and Constantine Bay, this country house hotel and eatery is set up a shingled drive and among fields of wildflowers and combines histrionic interiors and countrified class.
Enter the Georgian facade with its symmetrical white sash windows and charming chimney tops into a property of low ceilings, heavy wooden doors, and handsome decor. Inside the space is rich with vintage trinkets, velvet chairs, and maritime paintings.
For those in search of a way to extend their experience, the Potting Sheds have been transformed into treatment spaces for massages and facials, with all products made from natural and organic ingredients as verified by the Soil Association.
The restaurant is open daily from 12 noon – 6 pm and serves a menu of home-grown and hyper-local items. Their al fresco Lobster Shed serves fresh lobster cooked in a wood oven or on the grill. The garden and kitchen teams work together to create the restaurant’s 25-mile menu, which is supported by local farmers and small producers, who supply anything that the team cannot grow or produce themselves.
Enclosed by three sides of Cornish slate dating back to 1831, the Kitchen Garden has been growing food for almost 200 years and the team works year around to keep it abundant with herbs, fresh vegetables, and salads, they also grow their sea kale, sea beet, and rock samphire.
Expect fresh-from-the-harbour seafood, bbq veggies, daily picked salads, chargrilled meats, fresh crab and oysters, sourdough, award-winning wines, and local cheeses.