Described by the owners as a restaurant with rooms, the group’s first beach hotel, The Pig on the beach, comes after the establishment of a country house in the New Forest, a town house in Southampton, and the recently opened Pig in the hills the Mendips just outside Bath.
Studland Bay’s Pig has taken shape within the walls of the old Manor House Hotel, and has full-on views of the dunes down to the sea.
The hotel has 23 Pig-style shabby chic rooms with wooden floorboards, four-poster beds, botanical prints and is decorated in soft shades of pastel.
The restaurant in the greenhouse is presided over by chef James Golding who uses produce from the hotel’s own kitchen garden.
There is also a private room for dinner parties and a small spa inside two converted sheep huts with two treatment rooms.