Amid the serenity of the Okavango Delta, revive both body and mind.
A vision for service excellence.
A passion for generous hospitality.
Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset and our village of Evershot is commonly referred to as Evershed in Hardy's novels. Few people know that Hardy was also an accomplished architect... The Drawing Room at Summer Lodge was designed by Thomas Hardy.
With our sister pub The Acorn Inn just across the village, we are delighted to offer the best of all worlds... An elegant fine dining restaurant as well as a relaxed gastro pub; a world-class sommelier and amazing real ales; a luxurious drawing room and a cosy bar; croquet and tennis as well as skittles and darts.
Every one of our team members is empowered to make a real difference, offering remarkably considerate service and discrete attention to detail. From freshly-cut flowers in the suites to personalised gifts for special occasions, it is no surprise that guests often remember the names of our staff and ask after them when they return.
Exceeding expectations at every turn, our historic hotel has a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Set within the enchanting village of Evershot, enjoy delicious cuisine in the Restaurant, a traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room, and relaxing moments of rejuvenation in the Spa.
We pride ourselves on our carefully designed and memorable experiences for guests to enjoy. From outdoor pursuits to healing therapies, our knowledgeable team ensures every stay is as seamless and personalised as possible.
From mouth-watering seasonal flavours developed by Executive Chef Steven Titman, to carefully selected wines from renowned sommelier Eric Zwiebel, our dining experiences deliver on the exacting requirements of Relais & Chateaux’s gastronomic standards.