The world of Summer Lodge Country House Hotel

30 Jan 2024 Make Travel Matter

Summer Lodge's Sustainability Initiatives

Find out more about our environmentally conscious activities at Summer Lodge committed to providing a greener future.

03 Jan 2024 Wellbeing

Mindfulness with Verity Woodgate

Learn more about the practice of mindfulness, a form of meditation.

Summer Lodge Wellington Boots in the Gardens

08 Aug 2023 Stay local

Back to nature with the children

From hunting for fossils or the Gruffalo to mini beast safaris, discover thrilling activities nearby.

25 May 2023 Stay local

Thomas Hardy’s Dorset: Drives and Days Out

Discover the rich literary connections across Dorset with our Thomas Hardy's Dorset driving route.

28 Apr 2023 Red Carnation Family

Introducing our new Executive Chef, James Mearing

Meet our new Executive Chef here at Summer Lodge, James Mearing

27 Mar 2023 Delicious dining

What’s growing in our Kitchen Gardens

With the new lease of life brought forth by spring, our Head Gardener, Robin, unveils what’s growing in our Kitchen Gardens this year.

06 Sept 2022 Red Carnation Family

Hidden Heroes: Ellen Singleton, Summer Lodge

Meet the latest nominee of our Hidden Heroes campaign at Red Carnation Hotels, Ellen Singleton, and discover her near 40 year career at Summer Lodge.

21 Jun 2022 Stay local

Uncovering the history of Minterne House

Discover the rich history of Summer Lodge's iconic neighbouring estate, Minterne House, as told by his Lordship himself.

robyns nest floral design display fireplace

15 Feb 2022 Stay local

Meet our suppliers: Robyn's Nest Floral Design

Learn more about Summer Lodge’s resident florist, our commitment to positive supplier partnerships, and our efforts to improve sustainability.

Niamh Richardson and green team

22 Oct 2021 Make Travel Matter

Championing sustainability at Summer Lodge

In celebration of Youth Climate Action Day, we interview Niamh Richardson on her sustainability work at Summer Lodge.

Sourdough bread

08 Oct 2021 Delicious dining

Summer Lodge's sourdough bread

Recreate a traditional sourdough loaf at home using bread starter, a naturally occurring yeast.

21 Apr 2021 Stay local

The prettiest Dorset villages near Summer Lodge

Pack your camera and set off exploring the history of the most picturesque villages.

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