Summer Lodge Country House HotelSummer Lane, Evershot, Dorset, DT2 0JR

Summer Lodge is a quintessentially English Country House Hotel, set in four acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of Thomas Hardy's Wessex. Formerly the dower house of the Earls of Ilchester, the house was extended in 1893 using Thomas Hardy as the architect.

For years, Summer Lodge has been renowned for it's Afternoon Teas. These can be enjoyed either in the Hardy designed Drawing Room surrounded by luxurious fabrics and works of art, or on the perfectly manicured lawns.

Your full Dorset Afternoon Tea includes a delicious array of home-made cakes, freshly baked scones with Dorset clotted cream, a selection of meringues and tartlets from our own patisserie, freshly prepared finger sandwiches, and, of course, a large choice of fine teas and coffees.

Summer Lodge was recently voted 'No.1 Hotel in The UK' and No.2 in Europe in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards 2015.

  1. Times:

    2:30pm - 5:30pm Monday - Saturday and 4pm - 5:30pm Sunday

  2. Booking:

    Booking is essential

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  5. Where to sit:

    The Drawing Room, terrace or garden

  6. Dress code:

    Smart casual - no t-shirts or shorts

  7. Children:

    Children of all ages welcome

  8. Music:

    No live music

  9. Credit cards:

    All major credit cards accepted

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  11. Outdoor Seating:

    Terrace & Garden

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  • Afternoon Tea
    2:30pm to 5:30pm
    Monday to Saturday
    4pm to 5:30pm

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