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

 
Purbeck Cider Company
Dorset cider: The Purbeck Cider Company

Locally produced and served at Summer Lodge, we learn more about The Purbeck Cider Company.

27th November 2018

Edward Burne-Jones
November

Join Art Historian Jennie Spiers for a study and discussion on Edward Burne-Jones’ paintings, or indulge in a masterclass gin or whisky tasting with one of our experts.

09th October 2018

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Summer Lodge
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.

 

Perfect Christmas Dinner
Our chef's guide to cooking the perfect Christmas dinner

Tried and tested tips and tricks for creating a seriously delicious, crowd pleasing celebratory meal.

08th October 2018

Food for Change
Food For Change Festival at Summer Lodge

Sample the best Dorset produce as part of the Food for Change Festival at Summer Lodge.

07th September 2018

How to Grow Wasabi
Grow your own Wasabi plant

With close proximity to Europe's first wasabi growers, Summer Lodge sources the fiery plant fresh for its kitchens. Try these tips and tricks to grow it yourself.

13th May 2018

Summer Lodge Wine Dinners
Experience Summer Lodge’s legendary Wine Dinners

Discover the delights of Summer Lodge's superbly stocked wine cellar with a wine pairing dinner, created by the hotel's award winning sommelier and chef.

28th March 2018

Furleigh Estate Wine
Interview with Furleigh Estate on Dorset Wine

One of Dorset's premier vineyards, explore the 85 acres of the Furleigh estate and sample their award winning still and sparkling wines.

28th March 2018

Robert Ndungu
Award Winning Food at The Acorn Inn: Interview with Head Chef Robert Ndungu

Head Chef at The Acorn Inn, Robert Ndungu, talks about the hotel’s recipe for success and creating a menu that’s seasonal, sustainable and utterly delicious.

14th December 2017

Dorset food
Dorset Food: The Best Local Produce to Try on Your Next Trip

Dorset is home to some of the finest British produce available to visitors.

22nd May 2017

Cocktail Spicy Dorset Island
Cocktail Recipe: Spicy Dorset Island

Come and discover a Golden Treasure in the heart of beautiful Dorset. Summer Lodge Hotel is a little piece of paradise where all year round you can discover something warm and exotic, mixed with local flair and charm. Experience our new Spicy Dorset Island cocktail which is a lovely combination of spice, power and exotic

05th March 2015

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Romantic Recipes for Valentine’s Day: How to Make The Perfect Panna Cotta

If you’ve decided to skip the crowds of fellow lovebirds and celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with a bottle of bubbly and a three-course meal – but haven’t yet settled on the right romantic recipes – bring your feast to a sweet finish with an indulgent panna cotta. Translating to “cooked cream” in Italian, a

13th February 2015

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