We are proud to be part of a number of select and exclusive collections and memberships that share our values of outstanding service, exceptional guest experiences and generous hospitality.
Whey has historically been the problem child of the dairy industry. There is an excess produced in the cheese making process. We take this under-valued by-product and turn it into a superior premium vodka. We take great pride in our economical use of nature's bounty. Black Cow is the perfect partner for pairing with food. The mineral-free nature of our vodka gives it an incredible softness that holds delicate flavours beautifully.
The charismatic inventor of Pure Milk Vodka and face of the brand. As a farmer, running his own dairy farm, Jason has utilised all of his skills and contacts to set up, maintain and run the production side of Black Cow. His family background in farming and cheese making are, of course, reflected in the Black Cow process. The world’s oldest surviving family of cheddar makers, the Barber family have been making cheese and producing milk for over 200 years.
Furleigh Estate is 85 acres of vineyard, lakes and grazing land surrounded by woodland. The area is teaming with wildlife; buzzards fly overhead; deer, pheasants and partridge roam the vineyard, while heron fish regularly from the lakes to which our resident geese return each Spring.
Four years of careful planning and investment has transformed the former dairy farm into a modern and productive vineyard and winery. Over 22,000 vines grow on the south facing slopes of the Estate. 15,000 of these are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meurnier used to produce our classic quality sparkling wines. Bacchus and Rondo are also grown to produce fine still wines. A 5,000 square foot winery was built in 2007. This now accommodates a specialist pneumatic press, designed to carry out the very gentle whole bunch pressing required for quality sparkling wines. A temperature controlled cellar provides the ideal conditions to store still wines and mature sparkling wines on their lees, so as to develop the best flavours and mousse possible.
Jurassic Coast Meats was established in 2008 by the Sealey family to market our English Rose Veal reared on our family farm at Fossil farm, Dorset. Here at Jurassic Coast Meats we have always taken pride of using traditional agricultural methods of farming to maintain a very high standard of animal welfare and to sustain the environment. Our cattle are free to graze in vast clover-rich pastures over the Dorset countryside and grow at a natural pace, resulting in the extraordinary texture and incredible flavour meat we are proud to provide to you today.
Providing the Red Carnation Hotel Collection with sustainable glass-bottled mineral water as well as filtered water, Belu supports us in our bid to eliminate single-use plastic bottles. Belu is one of our proud partners and gives 100% of their profits to the charity WaterAid to help transform lives worldwide with clean water.
Founded in 1933, illycaffè is led by the third generation of the family and illy's passion for excellence involves coffee producers in South and Central America, India and Africa, and help improves their lives. Illy is the first in the world to obtain “Responsible Supply Chain Process” certification from DNV (Det Norske Veritas), which certifies the sustainability of its supply chain.
As one of the oldest holders of the Royal Warrant, Lanson has been producing some of the world’s finest champagnes since 1760 and the craft has been passed down from generation to generation. Lanson is a family-run Champagne House in the capital of Champagne, Reims and Red Carnation Hotels is proud to partner with Lanson.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary is a charity which receive no government funding and rely on fundraising through grants and donations. Ferne Animal Sanctuary rescue and re-home animals within a forty mile radius of the sanctuary since world war two. 80 years later the Sanctuary is still acting as a refuge for animals of all shapes & sizes from across the county and beyond.
Longmead is an independent charity which is governed by a group of dedicated trustees which aim to help families in crisis. Whether that’s someone you know or someone you work with, Longmead is a safe, supportive rural environment for learning new skills, re-kindling relationships and building the self-confidence needed to cope with the challenges of modern urban life.
Room to Reward is a unique volunteer-recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational volunteers who give up their time to make a difference to those who need it most. Our partner hotels donate their unsold rooms, charities and community groups nominate their Hidden Heroes for a break – and at Summer Lodge we make it happen!
Just 30 minutes from Summer Lodge in Sparkford is the Haynes Motor Museum which houses the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. There are 10 huge display halls with over 400 amazing models charting the evolution of the car, and bike, from the dawn of motoring to the present day. There are the style classics of the 50's and 60's, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces, exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220 and the not-to-be-missed Red Room.
Capreolus Fine Foods is a multi-award winning, family owned English artisan charcuterie producer in Rampisham, West Dorset. Capreolus supply speciality cured meats to our hotel and the village shop.
Liberty Dairy is a family-run organic dairy farm, based at Liberty Farm in West Dorset. Liberty Farm is committed to sustainable farming, upholding high standards of animal welfare, and allowing the cows in our herd to graze pastureland.
Established in 1857, Evershot Bakery provides fresh speciality breads to the hotel.
Dorset Blue Vinny provide the hotel with specialist cheese. The farm also produce a range of homemade chutneys and pickled cucumbers.
Ford Farm are one of the few remaining traditional farmhouse cheddar makers in the UK, with every part of their process being hand crafted. Launched in 2006, Ford Farm's 'Cave Aged Cheddar' has won various awards.
Somerset Cider Brandy has been pressing cider for over 200 years and creates a variety of award-winning vintage and traditional ciders. They also produce liqueurs, including Kingston Black Aperitif and Somerset Pomona.