If you're looking for a stylish but laid back country house hotel in the UK, I have somewhere that may interest you! The Pig is a relaxing retreat set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, just one mile from the village of Brockenhurst, yet only a 90 minute drive from London.
Such is the importance of food at this place, they like to call it a restaurant with rooms! There is a walled garden, and the gardener/forager and chef grow and find the food, and then the chef decides what will go on the menu.
The food is so fresh that the menu doesn't just change weekly, in fact it doesn't even change daily....it can change by the hour depending on what food has been sourced - now isn't that the way it should be?
The hotel was received the 'Outstanding Excellence and Innovation UK' award in the Conde Nast Johansens Awards in 2012, and it's no surprise. This could be just the perfect place to bed down after a fantastic meal!