Here’s what our guests have to say about our honour bar and gin library…

Our Gin library

In the honour bar you will find over 50 gins together with some premium small batch specialist artisan gins – we have a wide range of Fever-Tree mixers, plus you will find dehydrated citrus fruits together with juniper berries, cardamom pods, pink peppercorns, rosemary, mint and thyme (picked fresh on request) to liven up your G&Ts and of course plenty of ice!

GIN BIBLE: There is also a gin ‘bible’ where you can look up tasting notes on all of our gins and suggestions for what mixer and accoutrements work best (these pages are reproduced below for you to click on).

HISTORY OF GIN: There is a brief history of gin in our ‘Gin Bible’ plus along a dedicated shelf above the bar are classic examples from Genever to Old Tom to Plymouth to London Dry to International to Flavoured and finally to Contemporary gins for you to choose if you want to discover for yourself how gin progressed through the ages.

SERVINGS: All our pourers deliver a 35ml shot (normal pub measures are 25ml) and are priced at £5 for classic gins and £7 for small-batch artisan offerings, tonics are £1.50.

Piglets own gin!

Local distillers, Charles & Mike just down the road near Great Dunmow have distilled and bottled up Max’s recipe and we are now about to receive our second batch of what has turned out to be a very popular addition to our artisan collection of small batch gins.

It is aptly named Nosy Parker London Dry Gin as we are ‘Parkers’ and we have been using our ‘noses’ frequently of late to bring together a contemporary London dry style gin with citrus notes.

Being a London dry it of course has juniper at its core but it also has coriander, angelica, liquorice, orris root and cardamom forming its base notes, whilst the heart is citrus with lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit and finished with a delightful herb infusion of rosemary, thyme and basil. The top note is cucumber. 40% abv.

Nosy Parker London Dry Gin glasses and bottles at Piglets Boutique B&B

Available to take home in two sizes, 350ml £26 and 500ml £37.50

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Mrs Nosy Parker's Marmalade Gin label at Piglets Boutique Country Stay

Mrs Nosy Parker's Marmalade Gin

Following the huge success of our Nosy Parker London Dry we thought it was a ‘no-brainer’ to celebrate Chrissie winning a bronze medal at the World Marmalade Championships that we should twin this with our favourite tipple.

A London dry at its core, this is a less complex recipe to allow the full flavour of her award winning marmalade to shine through – the addition of coriander seeds and orange peel make a perfect marriage with the marmalade.

Served with a dehydrated or fresh orange slice, Fevertree Mediterranean tonic and plenty of ice is bliss!

Take a bottle 500ml home with you for £39.95

Despite these gins being classed as small-batch artisan gins, we have priced these in the bar at the special subsidised price of £5/35ml pour so that you have the opportunity to try, what are at this point, unknown gins to you – we hope after tasting you will want to include a Nosy Parker London Dry or a Mrs Parker’s Marmalade gin on your gin shelf at home!

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