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The Pig on the Hill: Review

Team TGtS packed up their laptops and iPhones and relocated to The Pig on the Hill for a good old fashioned brainstorming lunch. But although our ideas were top notch, how did the food fare?

The Pig on the Hill is definitely a comfortable and convenient escape from the office. The newly renovated and refurbished bar is a great choice for anyone wanting to keep up to date with their emails or finish off a presentation in-between meetings.

When we arrived (albeit a little bit later than planned) there was a great atmosphere and although busy, it wasn’t too loud for us not to be able to concentrate. The interior was contemporary yet cosy and most importantly the seats were comfy! It would have felt like home-from-home…if our homes were that stylish!

The venue was a great place for us because there was free WI-FI, so we could easily keep up to date with the site as well as respond to any urgent emails. Being a business brainstorming lunch we avoided the starter and dessert menus (feeling tired after too much food is never great for creativity). Although some of the team are already dying to go back and test out the peanut butter and jelly cheesecake.   

During our stay at The Pig we were very well looked after. The staff were attentive and polite and the food was well presented, delicious and great value for money.

The lunch time menu offers up a great selection of freshly cut deli style sandwiches all served on a choice of crusty breads and with a side of coleslaw and fresh olives, beer battered pollock with fat chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce as well as fresh salads and a fantastic roster of egg dishes ranging from eggs benedict to egg, ham and chips.

The roast chicken, smoked bacon and pesto mayonnaise sandwich (£6.50) with a side of french fries (£1.95) was delicious as was the boiled ham with fat chips and a brace of eggs (£7.95). And not forgetting the beautiful roast rump of beef with dill pickle and dijon mustard (£6.50).

As you probably guessed, us new media types are pretty discerning when it comes to our coffees, so we were pretty choosy when ordering our post lunch cappuccino's and lattes. But thankfully they were spot on. (Take note Starbucks)

Although we popped along to The Pig for work purposes, the team can’t wait to go back with their friends and show them what all the fuss is about. The venue is somewhere you can sit back, relax and enjoy great food and drink not matter what the occasion.

And after our experience, we'd be happy to reccomend them and will be back very soon!

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