The Pig In The Wall Hotel, Southampton – 14.12.2014.
December 15, 2014
Christmas is only just over a week away (which still doesn’t make any sense… where has this year gone?!) so, as an early Christmas present, Kieran’s parents very kindly treated us to a night at The Pig In The Wall hotel in Southampton to do some shopping.
The hotel itself is situated a short walk away from West Quay shopping centre, and is absolutely beautiful. We’ve visited before for a cup of tea or lunch on our travels into the city before, but this was our first overnight stay at the hotel. Doubling as a cafe that offers light lunches and suppers from its deli counter, the hotel boasts rustic charm with it’s country vintage decor and, with its roaring fire, it’s the perfect antidote for the increasingly colder days and nights (especially after a busy, yet successful day of buying gifts!)
The hotel offers three categories of rooms, which we were nicely shown around by a lovely member of staff. Ranging from ‘snug’ (the title doesn’t lie – but it looks undeniably cosy!) to ‘spacious,’ each room is unique and looked so inviting – I couldn’t choose my favourite!
Our room came under the ‘comfy’ category – and that is was. I loved all the little details, like the informative mini books and vintage inspired radio – so cute! The bathroom was amazing too, with a huge shower. The room also contained a fully stocked larder, with wines, teas, coffees and healthy snacks (including a Nakd bar – my favourite!) in addition to a complimentary bottle of champagne to enjoy either in our room our with our supper later that evening.
Our stay also included breakfast the morning after, which – being my favourite meal of the day – pleased Kieran and I both. The Pig offered a buffet with a vast range of food to appeal to anyones taste – I opted for granola topped with fruit and nut… and a cup of tea of course! Kieran went for a slice of banana and walnut loaf and a croissant. The food was amazing – it’s a shame we can’t add this to our list of local breakfast haunts!
After being recommended by a member of staff, we stopped off at The Pig in the Forest on our way home for tea and a walk amongst the garden kitchen grounds. Both hotels were stunning – now all I’ve got left to do is visit The Pig in Bath for comparison… as if I need an excuse!