#CocoStaycation : The Curious Pig In The Parlour, Sussex

The night before flying out on holiday tensions are high as you run around looking for things, get to bed too late and then rock up at the airport frazzled and high on caffeine. Can’t just be me, right?

If you too like to knacker yourself out before you go away, I’ve got the solution ; take a staycation the night before your actual holiday. And if you are flying out of Gatwick, The Curious Pig In The Parlour is only a 15 min drive from the airport so you don’t even have to set your alarm five times to guarantee that early rise.

Thank me later.


The Curious Pig In The Parlour is a cosy boutique gastropub with rooms, nestled in the Sussex countryside. On the evening we stayed, the restaurant was lively with local families catching up over the varied menu with everything from stone baked pizzas to grill dishes.

After dropping our bags in our cosy room at the back of the property, we ventured back out to the dining area for a digestive G&T (you’ve got to love a pub with a dedicated gin menu) before deliberating over what to eat.

We both opted for the pub classic of a steak with rarebit topped tomato as mains with creamy burrata and parma ham to start. Food came at a great pace with fantastic service from the team, making this an ideal place for a quick dinner before hitting the hay before a morning flight. Somehow we found space for dessert and the peanut butter mille feuille was a buttery and moreish as it probably reads and looks on this page.

With a three course dinner and drinks coming in at only £40 a head and the rooms starting from £70/night, there’s really no excuse not to tag on a pre-hol staycation here. An a la carte and continental breakfast is included in the room rate and on offer from early morning; this might have to become a new holiday ritual!

Book your stay at The Curious Pig In The Parlour at thecuriouspigintheparlour.com

The Curious Pig In The Parlour is part of the Revere Pub group of boutique bolt holes, find out more here 


Anna Willatt

A chronic over researcher, Anna is the one who will sniff out all the unusual things to do at a destination and create a spreadsheet of options so there's no FOMO. Less likely to be spotted at an infinity pool, Anna will be finding dive bars, flea markets, 3rd wave coffee shops and chatting with locals to find out what they get up to...and sharing that intel here as part of #TeamCoco.

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