THE PIG-in the South Downs

Dine, stay and relax at THE PIG-in the South Downs — one of the most talked about destinations for an overnight escape in Sussex.

Nestled in the rolling hills of West Sussex, this is a restaurant with rooms where everything starts with the kitchen garden. Gardeners and chefs work hand-in-hand to create menus brim-full of the freshest seasonal flavours. What they can’t grow themselves, they source from local heroes: the best farmers, fishermen and foragers around, and together they form the foundation of the THE PIG’s 25-mile menu. Champions of anything home-made and ultra-local, THE PIG are obsessive recyclers and restorers: from vintage fabrics and china to DIY on-site smokeries and upcycled chicken sheds.

You’ll love

  • The 25 mile menu and kitchen garden
  • The on-site vineyard and home grown English wines
  • Unique mix of characterful rooms

Rooms at THE PIG-in the South Downs

The accommodation options are diverse and plentiful, with bedrooms located in various traditional Sussex buildings made of brick, flint and timber that used to be stables. Bedrooms have the classic PIG style; luxurious and comfortable fabrics, recycled materials and wood, bathtubs with legs, larders filled with local products and each one with a unique character.

Guests can also choose to stay in a charming Field or Garden Wagon, built with traditional craftsmanship and equipped with all the modern amenities (wood-burning stoves, large freestanding baths, rain showers). They are hidden either in the enclosed garden or the green fields, offering privacy and seclusion and only a short walk from the main house.

Things to do near THE PIG-in the South Downs

Set within the small hamlet of Madehurst, high up on the South Downs, THE PIG is rooted in the stunning West Sussex countryside — known for the South Downs National Park with plenty of great walks, historic towns and harbours, stunning coastline and fabulous English wines.

Nearby you’ll find the historic market town of Arundel with its iconic castle and meandering streets, Newlands House Gallery in beautiful Petworth, and the cultural playground of Chichester, known for its famous Festival Theatre and Pallant House contemporary art gallery.

This is also English wine country, so a visit to a nearby winery like Wiston Estate, Stopham Estate or Tinwood Estate is a must.

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