The Impeccable Pig
Located in Sedgefield, County Durham, The Impeccable Pig is a luxurious restaurant and cosy pub with rooms that opened in two stages in the second half of 2018.
Following the transformation of a former Grade II listed pub, the restaurant side of The Impeccable Pig opened in September and offers bistro-style food and fine wines in a friendly but stylish environment. This was followed in October by the introduction of ten individually styled rooms full of unique features and character.
The Impeccable Pig is the latest addition to the Ramside Estates portfolio. Having previously worked with Ramside on other properties, interior design and architectural consultancy Space ID oversaw the whole project from beginning to completion. Speaking to Premier Hospitality, Space ID owner Mark Hardy detailed some of the design elements:
“Sedgefield is a small village and Ramside Estates wanted to create a village pub with a bistro style restaurant within, centred on a character named ‘The Impeccable Pig’. We commissioned a very talented local artist from Sedgefield to create illustrated versions of the pig, one of which formed part of the logo identity and three of which we printed in very large format and framed as portraits that are displayed inside the unit. The brand and theme itself have been centred on the lifestyle and character of The Impeccable Pig. The client also wanted to add a Coach House to the rear of the property to include ten individually designed rooms, again focused on The Impeccable Pig with pig related names. These room names range from The Dirty Pig to The Three Little Pigs to Piggly Wiggly and Globe Trotter.
“There are three rooms that really have a wow factor. The first one would be The Whole Hog, which has its own garden area with outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna, seating area and swing. It also has a barbeque area, so that guests can book a special dining package in which the Chef from the restaurant cooks barbecue dishes. The interior for this room is inspired by Victorian bedrooms.
“Le Cochon D’or, which is French for the golden pig, is the French-themed room. It has reclaimed panelling on the walls, hanging cherub lights and a canopy of magnolia and white blossom over the bed. Then there’s the rather seductive Dirty Pig room which has a nod to the naughty with some cheeky little features. This has a fully upholstered wall and a brass palm tree floor lamp.
“The rooms are housed in an old brick Coach House and are designed over two floors. Each room includes soft Egyptian cotton bedding, luxurious toiletries from Duck Island, an Illy Coffee Maker and Taylors Tea.”
Moving into the restaurant, Marc continued:
“One of the key features in the restaurant is the double height void and the private dining mezzanine area, where a canopy of wisteria, branches and crystal droplets hangs over a large oak table, which seats up to 18 people.
“Other key areas are the very homely snug in the pub, of which is adorned with memorabilia relating to The Impeccable Pig character. Reclaimed French crystal chandeliers are dotted throughout this space.”
With very talented chef Chris Finnigan at the helm, The Impeccable Pig offers an extensive menu, with food available seven days a week. Chris has years of experience, having served an apprenticeship at Le Manoir under culinary legend Raymond Blanc and worked in several other Michelin-starred restaurants.
The restaurant offers bistro style food, perfect for a casual lunch or dinner or for a special occasion or celebration. Meat-lovers can get their teeth into Josper-cooked steaks, all from cattle sourced locally from grass farms in and around the Durham area and aged for 28 days. Other dishes will include lobster thermidor, grilled halibut, herb-buttered new potatoes, chunky tartar, chicken Parmigiano and there are also a number of vegetarian and vegan alternatives.
Sharing platters, pizzas, sandwiches and daily specials will also be available, along with a ‘piglets’ menu for children and a Sunday lunch option.
The restaurant is also hoping to make its name through its extensive wine list, with more than 170 different wines, which includes Most Impeccable – a selection from well-known and much-loved producers – and Curious Creatures, a collection of unusual grape varieties which are likely to be less well known.
Alongside the wine list, the restaurant has a range of French beers and ciders and a large choice of spirits including 20 different gins and 10 tonics, more than 25 whiskies and a selection of local, real ales.
Reflecting on the project and Space ID’s relationship with Ramside Estates, Marc concluded:
“We have a very longstanding relationship with our client. John Adamson, owner of Ramside Estate, works very closely with us. It’s a two-way relationship as far as the designs we produce. We have a few other projects ongoing with them at the moment, so there’s more to come over the next 6 months. Watch this space…”
The Impeccable Pig is serving food daily from noon. A Sunday lunch menu is also available each week from noon-8pm, priced at £19 for two or £22 for three courses.
For more information or to book, visit the website: www.impeccablepig.co.uk.
“We’re a small, agile team that has low overheads and a passion for getting things right quickly,” says HRH Contracts owner, John-Paul Macrow.
“We’re all about delivering great products, efficiently, at a good price. We concentrate on ensuring our customers are 100% happy. We’re not a jack-of-all trades, so while we could supply other, non-furniture, elements to a project, we would rather put a client in touch with someone more suited to their needs.”
The company specialises in the source and supply of contract furniture, with a specific focus on chairs and tables.
Past projects for HRH Contracts include DoubleTree Hilton Sheffield; The Impeccable Pig in Darlington; The White Hart Harrogate; Crowne Plaza in Blackfriars, London; and more recently, a scheme for Russell Sage Studios London.
John-Paul said: “The Impeccable Pig was a challenging project for us as there were quite a few different variations of chairs and tables that were all bespoke made in the UK, but as we can see from the end result the design put together by Spaceid has come together perfectly.
“We pride ourselves on being an upfront, honest company.
“We don’t manufacture products and we make this clear to our clients; instead we offer a reliable service and we supply at a price that is great for them.”
Mirror & Glass Processing Ltd
Based in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, Mirror & Glass Processing Ltd (MGP) is a market leader when it comes to mirror and glass. From specialist antiqued mirror and painted splashbacks to UV bonding and balustrade glass, the company’s state-of-the-art machinery and extensively trained team produce products of the highest quality.
MGP works on projects nationwide with clients including Starbucks, Travelodge, Michael Kors and even the Celebrity Big Brother house! A little closer to home, MGP works with numerous North East-based businesses including the Esh Group, numerous bars and restaurants and various housing developers such as Bellway, Storey and Miller Homes.
Most recently, MGP has been involved with the work on The Impeccable Pig. Working alongside the talented design team at Space ID, MGP provided a full service which included measuring, delivering and installing an array of bespoke mirrors, glass and frames.
Rye Fitzgerald, Marketing & Advertising Manager for Mirror & Glass Processing Ltd, said:
“While being proud to service projects nationwide, we love the opportunity to work with companies here at home in the North East. We were enthusiastic to be involved in an exciting project such as this, with a chance to showcase our work alongside a fantastic local business.”
“At MGP, we pride ourselves on providing an exemplary service, as well as a wide product range that meets all needs for commercial, trade and retail clients. We are constantly growing and adapting to the changes and needs within the industry and can safely say that we have cemented ourselves at the forefront of the glass industry.”
One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration specialise in the design, installation and service of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for the construction sector. The company has been in operation since October 2006 and over the past 12 years has been involved in an extensive array of projects for clients including Vaulkhard Group, BBC Media City, NHS England, Kier Major Projects, RVI Hospital Newcastle, Airedale Hospital Keithley and Nine Elms London, amongst others.
Most recently, One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration has been involved with the work on The Impeccable Pig. Working on this project, One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration supplied and installed air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to the restaurant/pub.
Stephen West, Managing Director for One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, said:
“We were very pleased to be awarded this job at The Impeccable Pig. It was fantastic to be involved in such an innovative scheme within the heart of a rural community.”
“At One Call Air Conditioning & Refrigeration we pride ourselves on our high quality and reliable workmanship, as well as our second to none aftersales service.”
Westerhope Tiling Centre
Westerhope Tiling Centre specialise in all aspects of tiling works, from ceramics, porcelain and natural stones for the public and trade, along with high quality adhesives and grouts, such as Tilemaster and KeraKoll.
Company founders Leo and Angela Brown opened their first showroom in Westerhope in 2005. The showroom became an instant success – thanks to immense trade support – and in 2012 the company opened its second store in North Shields, which is a trade unit and has also proven to be a great success. The third store located in Leechmere Sunderland, opened in May 2015 and has been a roaring success also cementing the determination of providing a good local service to both domestic and commercial users in the area.
Projects for Westerhope Tiling Centre include The Sandman Hotels in Newcastle, Aberdeen and Gatwick airport; car showrooms such as Subaru and Mini; The Cairn Group with hotels nationwide; The Apartment Group & their array of bespoke projects such as William De Percy Otterburn, Newton Hall Northumberland, and their various bar pubs & restaurants in the North East; Woodhill Hall Otterburn; Walwick Hall Humshaugh, Nr Hexham; North Farm Cottages Northumberland; and other bespoke projects including small and large private bespoke swimming pools to commercial pools with Bourne Leisure & STEPS Rehabilitation centre Sheffield to name but a few; many, many restaurants which include Fratelli’s, The Naked Deli, Sohe of Jesmond, Pizza Hut and Yo Sushi – the client list goes on. In addition, the company has also been involved with pub chains.
Wetherspoons and Punch Taverns and of course, Bobby Robson’s statue outside St James Park all stand on Westerhope’s tiles!
Working on the Northumberland Arms located in Felton Northumberland, the company supplied tiles and adhesives for the bar and restaurant areas and also the guest rooms.
Angie of Westerhope Tiling Centre, said:
“The team were good to work with as they have a great eye for design. The place looks fabulous and we have had many customers visit our showroom after visiting the Northumberland Arms wanting the same look. Kris Blackburn returned to us for refurbishment of their second public house, the Percy Arms in Chatton. We are very happy with the finished product.”
“Being a family run business, it is of the upmost importance to be honest, hardworking and dedicated to our customers, no matter how big or small the project. We always make sure we are competitively priced and offer all customers a free delivery service.
“We employ young people who have found difficulties in finding work from Future Strategies; we sponsor Hadrian School – a school for children with learning difficulties; and we also sponsor two local under 15 football teams.
“With nearly two decades of being in business, we continue to look forward & listen to our current loyal trade base but also continue to look forward with working with architects & designers on future interesting projects ‘BIG or small’ and we can’t thank our present customers enough.”