What's on at Summer Lodge

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Whisky masterclass

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

Choose from a selection of tasting experiences, ranging from an introduction for whisky novices to a mind-blowing selection of rare and unique whiskies for the connoisseur, each comprising of three superb whiskies served with a delicious assortment of oat cakes, dried fruit, smoked fish, cheese and chocolate.

Price: From an entry level price at £45 per person to an elaborate education tasting at £65 per person. 

Hauser and Wirth

Visit the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Somerset, just a 40 minute drive from Summer Lodge. A world-class multi-purpose arts centre, the gallery has a focus on conservation and sustainability with a focus on contemporary art. 

With free entry to the gallery and garden, you'll have plenty of time to explore. Current exhibitions include Gustav Metzger and Eduardo Chillida. There are also morning pilates sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, which cost just £5 per person.

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. 

Cocktail Hour

Enjoy a selection of cocktail and bar snacks every evening between 5pm – 6pm and sip your way through our delicious menu.

Price: £25 per person.

Add an additional plate or cocktail for £12.50.

Gin Masterclass

Enjoy sampling a handpicked selection of fabulous gins, including at least one of the delicious, locally produced options – Fordington, Viper or Conker!

Our knowledgeable team will guide you through the essentials of gin production from distillation to flavouring before you sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

Included in the experience are three local gins, three different tonics, and three garnishes with a presentation from our bar team. Cheers!

Price: £30 per person

Fermentation masterclass

Learn the secrets and health benefits of fermentation at our Fermentation Masterclass and discover valuable lessons that you can practise in your own home.

Using local ingredients from our kitchen and gardens, our fermentation expert will guide you through the techniques used to create delicious and healthy drinks including Kvas, Keffir, Kombucha, Shrub and Apple Cider vinegar. The session lasts 90 minutes and includes a fermented cocktail – alcoholic or alcohol-free, a brief history of fermentation, the associated health benefits, as well as the chance to create these amazing drinks. 

Price: £50 per person

Wine club

Join us for Wine Club here at Summer Lodge. Each meeting will introduce three new wines from around the world for members to enjoy. We will include tasting and production notes as well as background on the wines themselves and the producers. These will be paired with some of the incredible local produce available to us in Dorset. An annual wine gala dinner will be held each December which will be available to our members at preferential rates. Please note, no special knowledge of wine is required. 

Time: From 7pm 

Dates: 11th July, 12th September, Gala Dinner held on 14th November

Price: £50 per person

Celebrate Christmas at Summer Lodge

1st January 2025

New Year's Day dinner

Raise a glass to health and happiness in the New Year with our New Year's Day three-course dinner accompanied by a live pianist.

Price: £100 per person

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Please note that a full prepayment is required at the time of booking.