Date: Monday, 14 December 2009 The five-star Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa was named one of the best three hotels in the UK for food in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List. The Gold List, described by Condé Nast Traveller as, ". . . our ultimate guide to the world's best hotels. . .", is just that - highly selective. It picks the very best three hotels, across six regions of the globe, under the headings of service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities and ambience & design. The listing for Summer Lodge praises Executive Chef Steven Titman for producing, ". . .fine-tuned classic English cuisine using local produce: Dorset lamb, pan-seared sole, pot-roasted guinea fowl, and his signature dish, shepherd's pie." And adds, ". . .the wine list, by sommelier Eric Zweibel, is excellent." Steven works very closely with local producers to find the very best the region has to offer, commenting, "Over and above the quality of the foods we are buying, we are interested in their provenance. There can be few places in England with such an enormous variety of delicious food so readily available from local farmers, fishermen, game keepers and cheese makers." Charles Lotter, General Manager at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, adds, "Steven is absolutely passionate about the menus he prepares, and guests are hugely complimentary. This recognition is nothing more than he deserves and will come as no surprise to his loyal fans." Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, set in four acres of perfectly maintained gardens, is the epitome of the English country house and is in the gorgeous village of Evershot in Dorset. This luxurious 24-bedroom five-star hotel has swiftly earned a reputation as one of England's finest country house hotels. With a world class spa - including indoor heated pool and rejuvenating body and beauty treatments - an award-winning restaurant and extensive wine list created by one of the world's best sommeliers, this hotel is the perfect short break getaway. Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa was recently voted "Most Outstanding Service" in the Condé Nast Johansens Annual Awards for Excellence, UK and Ireland and is a member of Relais & Châteaux.