REVELLERS packed out the grounds of a luxury hotel in Hampshire to experience a festival without the 'uncomfortable' parts.

Smoked & Uncut held the first of its four events this summer at the Pig in Brockenhurst on Saturday, June 18.

The one-day event saw a packed line-up of great food and great music.

Topping the bill on the outdoor stage was Lulu, who performed all her classics, wrapping up a day of family-friendly fun which included top-quality food put on in set feastings.

The tented stage carried on in to the evening with award-winning RnB star Jai Amore and his band playing a set, before Harriet's House Party brought the event to a close with a DJ set.

Daily Echo: Jai Amore and the band at Smoked & Uncut at The Pig at Brockenhurst

Jai, a singer and songwriter from London, said: "I really enjoyed it, the crowds here were great. It really has been amazing. The food has been amazing and Lulu was great - I am a fan."

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Enjoying the day in the crowd were brothers Adam and Dean Thomas, from Southampton.

Adam, 42, said: "We have been here all day and it has been great, a fun vibe."

Dean, 41, said: "It is the first time I have been to the Pig, I have been to the other hotel Lime Wood a couple of times so I know the set-up, but this place is great."

Daily Echo: Adam Thomas and Deam Thomas from Southampton at Smoked & Uncut at The Pig at Brockenhurst

Also enjoying the festivities were friends Joanna Bennison, from Barton on Sea, Alice Steer, from Bristol, Amelia Palmer, from New Milton and Chris Bigland, from London. They had travelled from all the country over to meet up and party.

Chris, 24, said: "We love the festival. We used to work at the hotel so we know how great the event is. Every year it gets better."

Daily Echo: Joanna Bennison, Alice Steers, Amelia Palmer and Chris Bigland at Smoked & Uncut at The Pig at Brockenhurst

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Alice, 25, said: "The food and the drink are great, and there's a really nice family-friendly vibe. The festival is just like the Pig, local suppliers, local businesses and great quality."

The event was staffed by workers from the other seven Pig hotels and its sister hotel Lime Wood.

Daily Echo: Gavin Phillips, Sarah Herkes, Star Lewis and Josh Ayres at Smoked & Uncut at The Pig at Brockenhurst

The festival was the brainchild of Robin Hutson, founder and owner of the Pig Hotel chain.

He said: "Most festivals you go to are a pretty uncomfortable experience, and no matter how good you are at planning, if the weather turns it can be pretty grim. Having done Glastonbury in the rain, I know that it's no fun. Plus the food often leaves a lot be desired, as can the customer service.

"Because our events are staffed with our own teams, that helps us to deliver a great level of service. We have put a lot of energy and effort into our events, especially the food, we like to think we are a step above the average festival."

Jools Holland will take to the stage on July 9 at The Pig in Pensford, followed by Earth, Wind & Fire at Lime Wood in Lyndhurst on July 23, before the festival comes to a rousing indie end with Supergrass at The Pig in Canterbury on August 13.