Summer Lodge

9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset, England, DT2 0JR, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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Twas the night before lift off

A travel blog entry by big.adventure


... the cheap barbeque we bought in Romania (Tescos) last year, with a few modifications - alright holes drilled in strategic places - to make it work better, and it's very own drawstring bag! Must remember to buy some charcoal tomorrow before we leave.

Can we thank those of you that have donated money to Julia's House children's hospice. On behalf of them, thank you. I'll try to write something most days so you can follow our progress/escapades.

Thanks for reading!

From Europe to the UK

A travel blog entry by franw56


... green boulevards. There is no true city centre but several different areas of concentration spread over a fairly large area, and seemed quite chaotic and hotch potch to me. Coming out of the train station you are immediately hit with ugly high rise buildings with no architectural merit whatsoever. We then walked down, what is supposed to be one of the most beautiful boulevards in the Netherlands in the historic centre, Lange Voorhout. The boulevard was quite a ...

30th May Our visit to West Bay in Dorset

A travel blog entry by dave-and-freda


... where the boy’s body was found. It felt quite
strange to be walking around the area where the film was made.

West Bay had the usual boats all sitting on the sand at
odd angles. My friend was a graphic designer who I worked with at a London
publishers in the 1970s and she is now a well known contemporary quilter. She uses
landscape ...

A day out at the Bison and Elk Farm

A travel blog entry by derrick241


... that breeds Bison for its meat, the same for the Elk

The ground was very boggy and some places a bog, the results of the winter’s rain, it’s still draining off here, but it never got flooded like some areas

We found the Elk, quite a sizable herd, but not what I expected of Elk, I thought they were bigger, with huge antlers, these weren’t a big and only one had antlers and they still had the felt on them, another had ...

Trip to No Where...Not Really...

A travel blog entry by cookecarl


... It’s been awhile since I've made a long ride
that included many hills. I did spend a
great deal of time walking along side my bike up some quite steep
inclines. Past through some lovely villages
one of which is Rockbourne is close to the New
Forest. The Roman villa once stood in the center of a large farming estate, and
is the largest known villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the
Iron Age, about 800 BC ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Summer Lodge Evershot



    I could rave on about this little gem for hours but instead will keep it short and sweet.

    Stay here if;

    You want to be made to feel you're their only guests (met by name as we arrived in the car)

    You love excellent quality food and wine

    You love privacy and attention to detail

    You want to be pleasantly surprised at their additional little touches (tea candles all lit in the jacuzzi room on our return from dinner)

    Don't stay here if;

    You're looking for a cheap break - it can get pricey!

    All in all I would recommend it to everyone - can't wait to go back!

    First Class


    Stayed one night in March 06 and were both extremely impressed - particularly with the service throughout the hotel and restaurant. The food was incredible as was the choice of wines. The room (principal room) was very comfortable. Room 5 was on the top floor and as such the ceiling was low but had a clever use of mirrors to give a feeling of space. Lots of thoughtful touches made the stay even more special. Candlelit bath, good quality toiletries, homemade shortbread and fresh plums all added to the stay. We met the owner when there and her genuine enthusiasm and eagerness to see her guests enjoying themselves came through. The staff seemed to genuinely enjoy their jobs and their welcome was sincere.

    Almost Perfect


    My fiance took me here for my birthday in October 2005. As soon as we parked up we were greeted by the owner and sat down for afternoon tea & cakes which was a nice touch. The hotel and room were very nice and manage to feel both homely & luxurious at the same time. Before dinner you are ushered to the drawing room with an open fire where we enjoyed the quite ambience with a pre-dinner drink and canapes.

    The most unscrupulous hotel ever


    I cannot say I've stayed at the Summer Lodge, I made a booking and have lived to deeply regret it. I thought a relaxing 2 night break would be great between Christmas & New Year. I booked a special rate on Expedia with Summer Lodge. I then called the hotel to discuss dinner and was advised "that they would not be honouring my confirmed Expedia rate", suggesting a charge of £390 per night rather than the £230 I had booked. This didn't sound like the relaxing break that I was after and I decided to cancel on the 23rd, the cancellation deadline was 25th.

    Gloriously decadent!


    In January 2005, I treated my wife to a long weekend break as a birthday present. Sheer bliss.. from the moment we arrived to our (much regretted) departure. The hospitality, our suite, the incredible breakfasts, afternoon teas and dinners, the wine (thanks to Eric, the sommelier) - all in the fairytale setting - could not be faulted. Dreaming of going back!

    Best hotel I've stayed at in the UK for ages!


    My husband and I spent the weekend here and had a truly fabulous time in every respect. We booked directly with the hotel, as we found this to be cheaper than going via etc, and paid £150 per room per night for B&B. It's clear from reading the older reviews on this site that the changes made by the new owners have more than paid off and we are already planning our return trip.



    Excellent from top to bottom - the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful - the grounds, rooms, food and wine were top notch - would highly recommend - we plan to return.

    New owners making their mark


    I wrote a review in June 2004, just after the new owenrs had taken over. At that time the hotel was in a state of flux. We returned in April 2005 for one night, and these new owners are getting a grip.

    The general service is now excellent: attentive and efficient, with plenty of staff always on hand. The hotel's crowning glory, the resturant, remains very good - if you do go use the services of the sommelier who, despite winning awards, avoids condescension and wants to inform and enthuse.

    The rooms and public areas are beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean, and our stay as pleasant and comfortable as you could wish for.

    Great hotel, perfect service


    After a long drive from London, we arrived in at Summer Lodge in late afternoon. We were immediately whisked into the drawing room (designed by Thomas Hardy) & served with fabulous teas & a range of scones, cakes & sandwiches.

    Beautifully furnished communal rooms, wonderful restaurant & all set in an area abundant with field walks, deer park & within a 45 minute drive to the coast. They also have a spa with an impressive pool - although we did not partake this time.

    Most of all it was the service & the staff that really shone - they were just perfect. We had a young boisterous dog with us & they were extremely accommodating of all his foibles. Overall, very very strongly recommended!

    Probably Best in Summer


    We went for a relaxing New Years break, 2002/3 so we bought the hotel' s New Years package. Upon arrival we were disappointed with our bedroom which was rather small and cluttered. It did not have a view but there were lots of small homely touches, like a vacuum flask of fresh milk etc.We felt the accommodation very overpriced although there were some nice linens and good toiletries. The bathroom was small and badly lit. the shower curtain and attachments collapsing when I slipped over...ouch. Bedrooms badly need upgrading and given a style. The ubquitous green and pink chintz being very outmoded and predictable. We were awoken at 6 45 am by the sound of vacuuming right under our room on our first morning and 7 15am on the second. Public area are at least characterful, with beautiful old windows. We thoroughly enjoyed generous teas by the fireside.Gardens are delightful but the swimming pool area looks rather in need of refurbishment before the next Summer Season. When the host Nigel Corbett is in attendance Summer Lodge is at it's best, sadly for us this was not very often during our stay. Our meals varied from less than adequate to exceptionally good on New Years Eve. Wine list is first class.Breakfasts, were very high quality. Service good, mostly by a young French staff who come over to England to improve their English via the affiliation of Relais and Chateaux. All in all I can't recommend it, but if the refurb and identity seeking/finding go ahead then it will be another story.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Summer Lodge Evershot

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding