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

From farmers' markets filled with locally grown fruit and vegetables to breweries that swear by centuries-old recipes, Dorset is home to some of the finest British produce. With abundant farmland and a long coastline filled with fish, the county is never in short supply of mouth-watering ingredients. If you’re visiting Summer Lodge or The

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

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

John Wright
Wild Mushroom Foraging – Interview with John Wright of River Cottage

Part of loving food is appreciating where it comes from, a trait that River Cottage star John Wright has fervently championed throughout his career as an expert forager and mycologist. This autumn, avid foodies can join John and the Summer Lodge Hotel team on a special expedition around Dorset to find out more about where

28th August 2014

How to Cook Game: Tips from Summer Lodge Hotel Chef Steven Titman

Those staying at the Summer Lodge Country House Hotel in bucolic Dorset will be greeted with all the benefits of its countryside setting: gorgeous surroundings, peace and quiet, and top-quality cooking in the Summer Lodge Restaurant. Helmed by accomplished chef Steven Titman, who first made a name for himself at the White Barn Inn in

02nd October 2013

Top 10 West Country British Cheeses

The cheese selection at Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa is famous – not least because, with no less than 27 varieties, it is served on a trolley instead of a board. All but one of the cheeses are produced by farms in the South West of England, not far from the Dorset hotel. Here,

24th June 2013

Afternoon Tea at Summer Lodge
Well brewed - the gentle art of preparing traditional Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a social occasion with its own very strict conventions – and Summer Lodge is one of the very few establishments in Dorset where you can enjoy the true experience in all its glory. Charles Lotter, General Manager of Summer Lodge, explains why.

20th March 2013

Wine Trends for 2013

As the month of 'detox' comes to an end we've asked award winning sommelier Eric Zwiebel from Summer Lodge to share his thoughts on what this years wine trends will be: Whilst not a wine,  i think we will start to see Sake will be much more widely enjoyed. Whereas previously, the sommelier program always

25th January 2013

Adventures in food - seafood forage with John Wright

A fun foodie adventure at Summer Lodge

31st August 2012

Christmas Pudding - a feast of facts

Steve Titman, Executive Head Chef of Summer Lodge Country House Hotel Restaurant and Spa will be serving up a sensational Christmas pudding this year – read on for his recipe, as well as some tasty hints, tips and little known facts.

03rd December 2010

Jonathan Raggett
Dorset Strikes Gastronomic Gold

Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director of Red Carnation Hotels, talks about two recent awards that underline the quality of the dining experience at Summer Lodge.

16th December 2009

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