Gittisham hotel opens after restoration

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 July 2016

The grand interior of Pig at Combe. Photo by Matt Austin.

The grand interior of Pig at Combe. Photo by Matt Austin.

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Following six months of restoration work costing £9million, THE PIG - at Combe officially opened its doors on Monday (July 18). The hotel has recruited 100 staff off the back of two open days held in April.

A hotel chain, which purchased the former Combe House Hotel in Honiton, officially opened the revamped building this week.

Following six months of restoration work costing £9million, THE PIG - at Combe officially opened its doors on Monday (July 18). The hotel has recruited 100 staff off the back of two open days held in April.

Fiona Moores, the new general manager of THE PIG - at Combe, said: “We were impressed with the local skills and talent, as well as the enthusiasm of the prospective staff.”

THE PIG - at Combe, which is the fifth hotel in the Home Grown Hotels portfolio, features quirky decor and kitchen garden.

The old garden folly has also been semi-restored into an indoor and outdoor bar and dining area, complete with a wood-fired oven, over-sized tables and benches.

The property stands in 3,000 acres and is a Grade I listed boutique hotel.

Fiona added: “We want down-to-earth, but enthusiastic, staff.

“I was really surprised to see the broad demographic of people who applied for jobs here.”

The hotel is secluded, yet less than two miles from Honiton.

It formerly belonged to Ken and Ruth Hunt, who decided to sell up and return to Australia.

For more information, and to book, visit www.thepighotel.com/at-combe


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