The Pig at Combe celebrates one year anniversary as peak occupancy tops 98%

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The newest Pig in the litter at Combe is celebrating its first year in business, having welcomed almost 12,000 guests since 2016 and reaching peak occupancy levels of 98%.

The Pig at Combe opened in July 2016 after a £9m transformation of the former Combe House Hotel and has since had 11,979 guests through the doors, serving more than 52,200 lunches and dinners.

Hotel manager Fiona Moore said that occupancy levels have been high throughout the first year trading, with the lowest being 88% and rising to 98% during peak season.

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Speaking to Devon Live, she said that the month that ‘stuck out’ in her mind, was February, when the hotel reached a 97% occupancy peak.

Since opening, the hotel has also gone on to open three holiday cottages on site.

Moores also said that the hotel would now look to build on attracting more locals and developing its reputation in the area, while the next 12 months will see the growth of the restaurant side of the business, especially lunch and private dining.

Revenue at the hotel is split 60% food and drink and 40% accommodation.

The Pig at Combe was previously owned by Ruth and Ken Hunt for the last 17 years until it became the fifth Pig in the litter after being acquired by Home Grown Hotels.

 

 

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