A friendly and relaxed country hotel, THE PIG at Harlyn Bay has an inviting bar, cosy lounges all with open fires, sink in sofas, eclectic interiors and serves unfussy and hyper-local food in its restaurant. With an obsessive commitment to home grown local produce and a serious love of all things local, the garden and kitchen teams work hand in hand to create the restaurant's 25-mile menu, which is supported by local farmers and small producers, who supply anything that the team cannot grow or produce themselves.
Aj looks forward to Christmas all year, and his cottage is already festooned with twinkly lights and homegrown holly. The salmon smoker in his garden is hard at work curing his Christmas morning breakfast, his pantry is lined with jars of homemade mincemeat, chilli jelly and Christmas chutney and his homemade gifts of allotment elderflower cordial, pickled beetroot and green tomato jam are waiting to be wrapped in his hand printed paper. Margot the cockapoo is enjoying wearing her home-knitted woolly jumper and her Christmas Eve collar is hung up over the fireplace ready for the 24th.