Tag Archives: Summer Lodge Country House Hotel and Spa

How to Spend Valentine’s Day with Red Carnation

How to Spend Valentine's Day Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not whisk your loved one away for a romantic escape to one of our idyllic locations. Rekindle your love in London, discover the romance of Dorset, or create memories to treasure in Geneva or Guernsey. If you’re planning to head further… [read more]
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Exploring Ancient Dorset Monuments

Header_Ancient-Dorset-Monuments_Knowlton-Church-and-Earthworks_Creidt-quisalt_iStock_Thinkstock_www.thinkstockphotos.co From giant naked chalk figures to prehistoric stone circles, some of England’s most incredible historic sites can be found dotted in amongst Dorset’s rolling hills and spectacular scenery. Dating back thousands of years, many of these jaw-dropping ancient Dorset monuments can be found on scenic country walks, best enjoyed with… [read more]
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Cocktail Recipe: Spicy Dorset Island

Cocktail 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… [read more]
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On Location with Broadchurch in Dorset

RESIZEDHEADERdorset-credit-AndrewTurnerflickrhttps-www.flickr.comphotossnowyturner15582382754 Dorset’s academic roll call reads like a who’s who of English literature, having inspired everyone from Thomas Hardy to Enid Blyton. Lately though, visitors have been flocking to the shores of the West Country for a different reason. Local resident and wordsmith Chris Chibnall has captured the imposing cliffs of… [read more]
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Wild Mushroom Foraging – Interview with John Wright of River Cottage

John Wright 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… [read more]
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Five Beautiful Walks in Dorset

Acorn Inn_Red Carnation Whether you’re relaxing in the 16th century Acorn Inn or enjoying a sense of nostalgia at the Summer Lodge, you’ll relish the old world charm and tranquillity of Dorset, and the friendly village atmosphere that follows you wherever you go. But it is worth venturing out beyond these historic hotels… [read more]
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Exploring Thomas Hardy Country

Dorset Countryside_JefferyBanke_istock_thinkstock If you’re planning to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life this summer and relax and unwind in Dorset, then look no further than the Summer Lodge Country Spa Hotel. Set in beautiful grounds, the Summer Lodge offers the ideal countryside location for a family-friendly holiday or a quiet… [read more]
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How to Cook Game: Tips from Summer Lodge Hotel Chef Steven Titman

The Restaurant at Summer Lodge 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… [read more]
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Our top 10 West Country British Cheeses

CHEESE The cheese trolley at Summer Lodge (there are too many to fit on a single board!) never ceases to amaze, and was named Winner of the ‘Best British Cheeseboard 2010’ by The British Cheese Awards.   Virtually all of the cheeses are from farms relatively local to Summer Lodge and Executive… [read more]
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A Day of FOSSIL HUNTING … the best way to enjoy the Jurassic Coast

FossilsSeatown Bill Verkaik, Founder of Junior Geo loves living on the Jurassic Coast. After 20 years of working in the oil business in London, Bill and his family have returned to Dorset to rekindle the romance with his first passion – fossils! We asked Bill to share what he loves about… [read more]
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