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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. 

 

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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Baroque Women Artists

Join Art Historian, Jennie Spiers MA, explore the stunning images produced in the Baroque period by some of the most outstanding women artists. whilst you enjoy delicious refreshments and pastries.

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

 

Whiskey 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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SEPTEMBER

Impressionists and Their Gardens

Starting at Monet’s Giverny, its history and the paintings it inspired, Art Historian, Jennie Spiers MA will take you through garden paintings by Renoir, Caillebotte, Morisot and American artists who visited Monet at Giverny, such as John Breck and Guy Rose. The session will conclude with a tour of the stunning Summer Lodge Garden with the Head Gardener, Michael Francis.

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

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. 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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OCTOBER

A Journey through Joaquin Sorolla's Work

Join Art Historian, Jennie Spiers MA, take you through Joaquin Sorolla, a Spanish Impressionist painter whose stunning works are full of unique depictions of bright sunlight on water, landscapes and characters of his native country.

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

 

Whiskey 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 

RESERVE YOUR MASTERCLASS

NOVEMBER

A study of Edward Burne-Jones Paintings

Join Art Historian, Jennie Spiers MA, as she takes you through a study and discussion on Burne-Jones’ varied and highly distinctive works in painting, stained glass and tapestry. This will complement the Tate Britain exhibition running from 24 October 2018 – 24 February 2019, which is London’s first major retrospective of the artist's work for over 40 years.

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

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. 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 

VIEW MENU | RESERVE YOUR TABLE

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