Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $229.75 (£188), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Breakfast is extra (£10 for Continental; £15 for cooked).
The hotel's connoisseurship extends to fine wines too: they've collaborated with Rhône winemaker Michel Chapoutier to create three Pig Hut blends (a red, white and rosé).
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, treatment rooms, gardens, billiards table, tennis courts, bikes to borrow and a library of books and DVDs. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, mini larder with old-fashioned sweets and local snacks, and Bramley bath products.
Our favourite rooms
For a freestanding bath tub, book a Spacious or above. The rooms in the stable yard are the most unusual, with original fittings from their days on the farm, and names to match: the Piggery, the Pig House…Some are split-level and have their own courtyard.
There’s no spa at the hotel, just a Potting Shed at the bottom of the walled garden, where therapists come along from Lime Wood to administer treatments. Guests are also welcome to go and use the Herb House Spa down the road (it’s a 10-minute drive to The Pig’s sister property) for a small fee.
Each room has a handy book on topics such as gardening, pig rearing and hen keeping, as well as framed photos of herbs on the walls – leave the good-life guidelines at home, and learn from the experts here instead.
There’s one room suited to wheelchair users. The restaurant at The Pig is extremely popular, so be sure to make dinner reservations when you book or you might not get a table
Cots are £10 a night, extra beds £20 (for under-12s). A local nanny can be arranged with a week’s notice (£28 for four hours minimum). The restaurant serves smaller options for kids.
There’s a walled garden and full-time forager on site, to ensure all ingredients are sourced as locally as possible – 95 per cent of the menu comes from less than 25 miles away.