We share our most delicious cocktails, much-loved recipes and favourite foodie destinations, as well as take you behind the scenes of our exquisite dining venues.

 
British Summer Vegetables
Grow your own British summer vegetables

Summer Lodge's Head Gardener, Michael Francis gives handy advice for growing fresh produce at home.

 

15th June 2020

Cured salmon
Salmon and asparagus

Executive Chef Steven Titman shares his recipe for asparagus with cured salmon, a popular dish at Summer Lodge.

05th June 2020

Eric Zweibel
Meet Sommelier Eric Zwiebel

Award-winning Sommelier Eric Zwiebel discusses his passion for wine and its relationship to the guests' experience.

29th May 2020

Rice pudding
Bea Tollman's rice pudding

A hotel favourite, Make Bea's rice pudding at home with family or friends.

30th April 2020

Our local suppliers
Evershot Bakery: the best bread in Dorset

The Evershot Bakery has been delighting guests for over a century. Here we discover what makes them so revered.

10th April 2020

Shortbread
How to make perfect shortbread

Our founder’s recipe for the crumbliest, most buttery treat.

24th March 2020

Bea Tollman in the kitchen with Paula Stakelum
Eliminating waste with Winnow Solutions

We have recently partnered with Winnow Solutions, a cutting-edge waste management company who will help us reduce our food waste.

10th March 2020

Delicious Dorset bacon sizzling in a pan
Dorset's delicious Denhay bacon

Denhay Farms supplies Summer Lodge's delicious bacon. In 2008, they were awarded a Royal Warrant for their sublime cuts.

19th February 2020

Loveheart macaroons at Hotel d
Crafting a love story with Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels' bespoke dining and curated experiences write love stories the whole year through.

14th February 2020

Sustainable initiatives in technology
How technology transforms sustainability

Technology is helping people around the world live greener lives, here's how it's applied across our hotels.

22nd November 2019

Summer Lodge Signature Dish
Summer Lodge Signature Dish

Our Executive Chef Stephen Titman, shares his signature recipe for Flaky Cheese Breadrolls, one of the most popular at the restaurant.

 

Seasonal cooking
Why seasonal cooking has become so important

We take a look at why seasonal menus are better for the environment and offer diners variety, with input from Red Carnation Hotels' chefs.

 

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