The Vibe: Laid-back chic.
The Area: Set in 10 acres of park and water meadows the village of Bridge, 5km (three miles) from Canterbury with the Nailbourne stream running through.
The DNA: With its welcoming red brick façade and ornate Jacobean interior, The Pig at Bridge Place is an intriguing old building with an usual rock-n-roll vibe. Over the past four decades, this musical honeypot has been home to some renowned parties and gigs playing host in the ‘70s to Led Zeppelin and The Kinks.The property houses a wealth of period features, which are most noticeable in the public areas, including large fireplaces, secret stairways, paneled walls and endless nooks and crannies. Attached to the main building a new, carefully detailed Coach House contains a restaurant with open kitchen.
Suite-Me-Up: Worlds away from the building’s former existence of being an illustrious party scene in the ’70s, the rooms inside The Pig at Bridge Place are a calming oasis reflecting countryside bliss. Overflowing with character and style, each key unlocks its own personality. Original details can be found in each room, which are finished effortlessly with carefully curated artwork and an array of personally chosen vintage features.
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✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 29 rooms, including 4 suites • hotel opened: 2019 • interior design: Judy Hutson • bathroom amenities: Bramley ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • wheelchair accessible