ABOUT THE HOG HOTEL
The Hog Hotel (formerly known as The Fishers Hotel) was acquired by Nathan & Sally Jones in August 2018 and since then has been fully refurbished and modernised. All the public rooms and all of the hotel rooms have undergone extensive renovation. The addition of a brand new suite and landscaping of the garden has further extended the hotels services. As a result, The Hog Hotel is now widely discussed as one of the best places to stay in Suffolk. With welcoming charming décor, ever-changing menus in the restaurant and bar, and rooms that focus on comfort as well as luxury, we offer a little something for business travellers, weekending couples and anyone who wants to enjoy everything that Suffolk has to offer.
A quick note about our name –The Hog Hotel has been named after the hedgehog, the favourite animal of Jones’s late father and the bespoke hedgehog identity you see in the logo is named Dave, in his honour. As lifelong members of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society we aim to raise awareness about the decline of hedgehogs and also intend to support fund raising for a number of local hedgehog charities. Our garden is being curated to make sure it appeals to the local hedgehogs, with our very own miniature Hog hotels for them to make their own.
About the Joneses
Nathan and Sally Jones are experienced hands in the hospitality business. Nathan is a local boy who upon moving to Lowestoft aged 14, studied at Kirkley High and Lowestoft College. After college, he developed his own successful foodservice business, Harbour & Jones, which merged with a larger national caterer in 2017. He had always desired to own and run a hotel, and had driven past the property on numerous occasions dreaming of what he could do with it.
Sally’s expertise lies in sales, marketing and branding. Earlier in her career, she managed catering operations with Harrods and Selfridges. She eventually became the sales and marketing director for Harbour & Jones. Now she’s focusing her energy on The Hog Hotel, which will they hope will be the first venture and blueprint for several Hog hotels in the East Anglia region. They are both captivated by the Suffolk Coast.
The Hog Hotel is a true family affair. Nathan and Sally own a second home in the area and are regularly on hand to help out at the hotel. The hotel is managed from day to day by Cathy, Nathan’s sister, who lives on site. Cathy is a well-known member of the local community, having run restaurants and pubs in the town over the years. Her enormous enthusiasm for Suffolk, and Pakefield in particular, is infectious and she will be full of ideas to enhance your stay!