Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

Summer Lodge, an exquisitely comfortable five star country house set deep in Hardy’s Wessex, offers the ultimate escape.

Each of the 18 rooms and 6 luxury suites weaves its own spell with rich fabrics, elegant furnishings and a host of thoughtful touches, along with the latest entertainment technology.

Chef Steve Titman makes imaginative use of the abundant fresh local produce, including herbs from the hotel’s own kitchen garden, to create traditional English dishes with a twist of modern European influences. Traditional afternoon teas, either served on the terrace or in the drawing room designed by Thomas Hardy himself, are legendary.

Cellar Master Eric Zwiebel was runner-up in the Best Sommelier of the World competition in 2007, while Wine Spectator rates the wine list one of the most outstanding in the world.

The spa is a seductive sanctuary in which to refresh and rejuvenate, purify and detoxify. There’s also a fully equipped gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and heated indoor pool.
Kids love it, with family-friendly accommodation in the Coach House and Summer Lane Cottages.

Recent awards:

  • TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards Voted Number 8 Best Small Hotel in the UK 2014
  • TripAdvisor - Winner Travellers' Choice 2013
  • Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence for Hotel - 2013
  • TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence for Restaurant - 2013 
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards ‐ Top 25 Small Hotels in the UK - 2013
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards ‐ Top 25 Hotels for Service in the UK- 2013
  • Condé Nast Johansens Wine List Awards - Sommeliers Award Commendation - 2013
  • ASI World Sommelier Contest - Sommelier selected as UK representative - 2013
  • Resident Sommelier selected as UK representative at the prestigious ASI World Sommelier Contest 2013
  • Awarded 3 Stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association 2012, the highest possible rank
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2012
  • Named Dorset Restaurant of the Year 2011 at the Taste of Dorset Awards 2011
  • Voted No.1 in Dorset, No.2 in South West England and No.27 in Britain in The Sunday Times Food List – Top 200 Restaurants in Britain 2010  

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel
Dorset DT2 0JR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1935 482000