THE PIG group of luxury hotels is coming to the Cotswolds

THE PIG group has taken over ownership of Cotswolds hotspot Barnsley House along with its foodie village pub, as it announces two new openings just over the border in Stratford-upon-Avon and Tunbridge Wells.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Barnsley House hotel will close for a refurbishment in February 2024 and reopen in the summer with its new THE PIG identity.

Popular Cotswolds hotel Barnsley House has been snapped up by small hotel chain THE PIG group.

In a surprise announcement, the firm said: 'Sometimes opportunities arise when one is least expecting them and with two new PIGs already on the horizon in Stratford-upon-Avon and Tunbridge Wells, the team was not anticipating another beauty to come across its desks so soon. But this opportunity was hard to resist.'

The 17th century hotel, in the village of Barnsley, just four miles from Cirencester, is not just popular for its county manor chic and luxurious spa, but also its historic Arts and Crafts style gardens, created by renowned garden designer Rosemary Verey.

Taking ownership of not just the hotel but the village pub too is a first for THE PIG, which has eight hotels along the south of England.

THE PIG chairman Robin Hutson said: 'We are absolutely thrilled to have acquired Barnsley House, it has been in my peripheral vision for many years as a possible acquisition, always thinking it would make a perfect ‘Pig’ and we are very excited to have our first pub too.'

Barnsley House will continue to run by the current Barnsley team until Sunday 4 February 2024 before it is closed for refurbishment.

The doors are expected to reopen sometime in the summer as THE PIG-and The Village Pub.

It will be followed by THE PIG–on the farm in Stratford-upon-Avon at the end of 2024 with THE PIG–at Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells opening in summer 2025.

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