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The award-winning Grade II Listed Summer Lodge Country House Hotel in Dorset celebrates the year with inspiring events and the chance to sample extraordinary local and seasonal cuisine, international flavours and enables guests to learn about the latest trends.  Enjoy a variety of different dining and entertainment experiences with family or friends for an unforgettable experience.   

We go to great lengths to provide the very best experience in each of our venues, and welcome suggestions from you for future events too, so please do feel free to let us know what may be of interest to you. 

We look forward to welcoming you in the coming months. 

 

JUNE

World Ocean Day Dining

Join us for a specially prepared World Ocean's Day menu created by acclaimed Chef Steven Titman.

As we celebrate and support World Ocean’s Day, enjoy the best locally sourced seafood that the region has to offer as you start with cured and torched Lyme Bay mackerel, followed by a choice of scallops or line caught Black Bream, and finish the experience with our special rhubarb and custard.

Advanced booking is highly recommended.

Time: Lunch: 12h00 - 13h45 | Dinner 19h00 - 21h30

Venue: The Restaurant

Price: Lunch £32 per person
Dinner £60 per person

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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 which can be enjoyed in the Conservatory, Whiskey Lounge, Drawing Room, or during finer weather, outdoors on the terrace.

You simply can’t visit Summer Lodge without enjoying a traditional afternoon tea in the setting of the tranquil garden, and sample some of the finest Dorset cream with your scones. Delicate finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and a glorious array of cakes and delicacies are served with a selection of speciality teas.

Time: 14h30 - 17h30 Monday - Saturday
16h00 - 17h30 Sunday

Price: £29 per person 

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JULY

Dining with Australia McLaren Vale

Join Sommelier, Eric Zweibel, and Head Chef, Steven Titman for a sensational wine pairing and dinner experience, with one of the most significant wineries in the McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg was established in 1912.

The winery was built in 1927 shortly after Francis (universally known as d’Arry) Osborn was born.

Time: Drinks reception from 19h00 | Dinner from 20h00

Venue: The Restaurant

Price: £105 per person

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Spirits Masterclass

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

Choose from a selection of tasting experiences, ranging from an introduction for whiskey 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 

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AUGUST

5 Sommelier Black Tie Dining

Join us for a firm favourite dining experiences of the last twelve years, this will be an evening of filled with fun and laughter, learning and competition. Hosted by Eric and a team of his friends, some of whom are the best sommeliers in the country. The evening  will feature wines that vary from the traditionally famous to the new and innovative.

Time: Drinks reception from 19h00 | Dinner from 20h00

Venue: The Restaurant

Price: £135 per person

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Garden Afternoon Tea

There’s no better way to enjoy a warm summer’s day that with a leisurely Garden Afternoon Tea al fresco or in the conservatory. The tranquil setting of Summer Lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens – the perfect outlook to indulge in the finest Dorset cream with freshly baked scones, sandwiches, and a tempting selection of cakes sourced from the kitchen garden on the hotel grounds.

Time: 14h30 - 17h30 Monday - Saturday
16h00 - 17h30 Sunday

Price: £29 per person 

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TASTINGS

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 

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