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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 9 / 10
Based on 158 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, plus little touches such as home-made 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

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £215
  • Double room, minimum price: £215

Opening times

  • Closed: 2–25 January


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


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


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Ironing facilities


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Croquet
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Sauna, jacuzzi
  • 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: 200

Getting here

1 mile west of A37 halfway between Dorchester and Yeovil.

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