Our History

Anyone who grew up in the area will remember the much loved Bell and Castle, which had been serving pints to thirsty locals for 600 years. Sadly it closed down in 2008 and remained empty for 6 years, until a local developer (Stag Developments Ltd) saved the building from the brink of demolition and a full renovation was then underway.

The Hog was once The Bell and Castle

Greg and Caroline came into the picture after the village committee put them forward as prospective landlords; they won the bid to take it over and turned it into The Hog – much to the locals’ delight.

The Bell evolves into The Hog

When it launched in 2014, villagers and visitors alike turned out in droves to sample fine food and drink at Greg and Caroline’s new pub, which has risen from the ashes in spectacular style.


Come and sample a tipple at our beautiful wide bar and open plan kitchen, the 600-year-old building now features a real hogs head on the wall, a large wooden hog, and a side room overlooking the churchyard for those wanting a quieter evening away from the bar.

The Hog at Horsley Transformed