The Pig – at Bridge Place – Canterbury, Kent
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The Pig – at Bridge Place – Canterbury, Kent

Every Pig hotel in this magnificent litter has its very own personality. Bridge Place on the leafy outskirts of Canterbury has a rock ’n’ roll vibe that’s immediately evident. The 29-bedroom, Grade II*-listed, Queen Anne manor house is set in the luscious Nailbourne valley that’s part of the Kent Downs. It sports a handsome red-brick façade and ornate Jacobean interior, while also containing a colourful recent past. The likes of Eric Clapton and Pink Floyd have gigged and partied here, and now it’s your turn to have a ball, amid a wealth of period features, secret stairways, panelled rooms and endless nooks and crannies, all brought to life by Home Grown Hotels’ Chairman Robin Hutson and his renowned designer wife Judy, with her eye for effortless, laid-back chic. As with every other Pig, the kitchen garden and restaurant are the beating heart of the revitalised property. If you’ve pigged out on the others, this delightful locale (just 56 minutes by train from central London) should be next on your list: you’ll be seduced, charmed and ready to party, all at the same time.

Doubles from £215

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The Pig, Bridge Place, Canterbury, Kent, hotel, boutique hotel, gardens, restaurant, bar