Our stunning seasonal events throughout December


Enjoy a festive wreath workshop, a talk with Art Historian Jennie Spiers, and a host of celebrations this Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


Christmas Wreath Workshop

1 December 2018

Stand out from the crowd this festive period! Join us for a creative Christmas wreath workshop this December, where you will receive a wreath kit to take home complete with all materials, foliage and scissors for use on the day only. During the workshop there will be some tasty festive treats!

Please bring along with you an apron, gardening gloves, closed-toe shoes and any specific items for your wreath decoration, ie baubles, ribbons and be as creative and personal as you wish!

Please advise us of any allergies to any foliage or any dietary requirements.

Time: From 12h00 for 1 hour 30 minutes
Venue: Dorchester Room | Including refreshmentst
Price:  £45 per person | Full payment required upon booking

Join Art Historian, Jennie Spiers  as she take you through Manet to Cézanne

A talk through Manet to Cézanne

3 December 2018

Join Art Historian, Jennie Spiers MA, as she takes you through the ideas and techniques behind both Impressionist and post-impressionist paintings looking at some of the masterpieces by Manet, Renoir, Lautrec, Seurat and Cézanne. To complement the National Gallery’s Exhibition - Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cézanne 17 September 2018 – 20 January 2019.

To book your space contact Jennie Spiers on 01258 818249 or email jennie@artappreciationtours.co.uk.

Time: 10h00 - 13h00
Venue: The Restaurant
Price: £30 per person | includes refreshments and pastries

Champagne Dinner

4 December 2018

The Moutard family have been making Champagne in the small village of Buxeuil for the past four centuries. The vineyards of the southeastern extremity of Champagne are the highest of the appellation and grapes ripen earlier than their more famous counterparts. The terroir is particularly well suited to the Pinot Noir which as it reaches full maturity, produces delicious vinous
Champagnes with a strong personality.

Experience a delicious four-course meal with specially selected champagne. 

Time: 19h00 onwards
Dress code: Black Tie
Price: £135 per person


Christmas dining at Summer Lodge

Christmas Menu

25 December 2018

Gather your family and friends together and enjoy a festive luncheon on the terrace.

Our seasonal à la carte menu includes memorable local dishes such as Slow Cooked Beef Cheek, Cornish Plaice Fillet, Handmade Linguine and Maple Cured Creedy Carver Duck Breast. Get into the festive spirit, savour delicious flavours and enjoy exquisite service on The Terrace.


New Year's dining at Summer Lodge

New Year’s Celebration

31 December 2018

Join us for an exceptional two-night celebration of the New Year. Start New Year’s Eve with a Dorset Afternoon Tea, followed by a wine tasting with master sommelier Eric Zweibel.

Get dressed to the nines for the Black Tie Gala Dinner and see 2019 in with style. Wake up to a sumptuous brunch, stroll the rolling hillsides and then warm up with Afternoon Tea. End the day with an indulgent New Year’s Day Dinner. After a second night in magnificent accommodation, enjoy a hearty breakfast before bidding a fond farewell to Summer Lodge.


Spirit Masterclass at Summer Lodge

Whisky Masterclass

Dive deeper into the world of whisky with a tasting journey led by our resident expert.

Choose from a selection of tasting experiences, ranging from an introduction for whisky novices to a mind-blowing selection of rare and unique whiskies for the connoisseur, each comprising of three superb whiskeys served with a delicious assortment of oat cakes, dried fruit, smoked fish, cheese and chocolate.

Time: 15h00 - 21h30
Price: From £35 - £150 per person


Afternoon Tea at Summer Lodge

Festive Afternoon Tea

Available from 3rd - 23rd December 2018

Celebrate the season with a festive twist on our traditional afternoon tea. 

We try to make sure everything's special, and for many years we have welcomed guests and locals for our famous afternoon tea.

Our Festive Afternoon Tea features delicate finger sandwiches including turkey and cranberry, fruit-mince pies, Christmas cake, red velvet cupcakes and a shot of cranberry and honey cranachan.

Time: 14h30 - 17h30 Monday - Saturday | 16h00 - 17h30 Sunday
Price: £29 per person


Whiskey tasing  at Summer Lodge

Whisky Tasting Flights

The Bar at Summer Lodge is known for the incredible array of single malts and blends in The Whisky Lounge.

Join our knowledgeable bar team on a unique whiskey tasting with flight of three whiskeys served with a tempting selection of dried fruit, oat cakes, chocolate and cheese.

Time: 15h00 - 21h30
Price: £20 per person

Wine tastings at Summer Lodge

Wine Tasting with our Sommelier

Embark on a journey of the senses with a half-hour wine tasting led by our world-class sommelier Eric Zwiebel.

Discover exceptional vintages from around the world and learn more about fine wines with a range of regions represented. Choose your wine destination and begin your voyage.

Time: 15h00 - 21h30
Price: £60 per person

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