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36658 1

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

AA rating
Country House Hotel

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 84%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 10 / 10
Based on 127 reviews

Worth seeking out for top notch afternoon tea in an enviable location

AA Inspector

At a glance

3 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Indoor parking

This picturesque hotel is situated in the heart of Dorset and is the ideal retreat; it's worth arriving in time for the excellent afternoon tea. Bedrooms are appointed to a very high standard; each is individually designed, with upholstered walls and a wealth of luxurious facilities. Expect plasma screen TVs, DVD players, radios, air conditioning and WiFi access, plus little touches such as homemade shortbread, fresh fruit and scented candles. The delightful public areas include a sumptuous lounge complete with an open fire, and the elegant restaurant where the cuisine continues to be the high point of any stay.


  • En-suite rooms: 24
  • Family rooms: 6
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: 2-25 Jan


  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Night porter
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 40
  • Indoor parking spaces: 1


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers


  • No children under: 7yrs
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Minimum 24hr delegate rate (£): 375
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 20
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 12


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 30

Getting here

1m W of A37 halfway between Dorchester & Yeovil

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Room prices from£215/night**Minimum price of a standard double room *Minimum price of a standard double room
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