Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa
Set in a Georgian country house surrounded by landscaped gardens, this Relaid & Chateau luxe hotel in the quaint village centre is 13 miles from both Dorchester and the nearest train station.
There’s an elegant acclaimed restaurant, a bar, and a formal lounge that offers afternoon tea. The dishes you will find on the menu combine Executive Chef, Steven Titman’s love of producing a perfect harmony of flavours, with the influence of Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
When it comes to dining at Summer Lodge, you are completely spoilt for choice. Whet your appetite with our lunch set menu, dinner à la carte menu and dinner tasting menu. Of course you don’t have to choose what’s on the menu. If we have the ingredients, we’ll cook any dish you fancy. With service to match the surroundings, unobtrusive yet friendly, we look forward to welcoming you to The Restaurant soon.
We are proud to have been featured in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK list 2015. Amongst many other awards, the hotel has achieved 3 AA Rosettes for dining.
Sommelier Eric Zwiebel has created a cellar at Summer Lodge that is a source of wonder for wine lovers. Filled with his personal selection of outstanding wines, both famous names and more obscure discoveries, the walls are lined with bottles to delight, excite, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the exquisite cuisine served in our Restaurant. Working with Chef Steven Titman, together they have also created a magnificent Wine Dinner Program of occasions not to be missed!
The list Eric has created for Summer Lodge is truly spectacular, and has received the prestigious ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from Wine Spectator, every year since 2005. Eric and the Assistant Cellar Master are usually on hand in the Restaurant should you require recommendations.