Not a wild boar, but a very civilised pig. The Pig in Brockenhurst, to be more precise. Last weekend Lacewing Interiors upped sticks from Hampton in South West London, and headed off down the M3 to the New Forest.
The Pig is a chic country house hotel with restaurant serving homegrown/ locally foraged produce, everything sourced from their own garden and grounds or locally from within a 25 mile radius. The walled kitchen garden is an edible delight, the lilly pond enchanting and the house Farrow & Balled to within an inch of its life. But do you know what? It really works.
Apart from the food, what stood out for us was the fact that the whole hotel has been exquisitely art directed with a watchful eye to detail, and a heady mixture of classic antiques and vintage boho chic.
We were particularly taken by the clever use of Indian Bombay Chic items that blended seemlessly into this former Georgian Shooting Lodge some 7,200 miles from India as the A380 flies. Not least because India is a destination we are very familiar with, and regularly source decorative items from for Lacewing Interiors.