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Expect warm smiles at every turn, a host of thoughtful touches, sumptuous rooms, and delicious cuisine, all set within the rolling hills of Dorset.

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The birthplace of Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset and our village of Evershot is commonly referred to as Evershed in Hardy's novels. Few people know that Hardy was also an accomplished architect... 

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Visit our sister hotel Summer Lodge for delicious cuisine and impeccable service. 

Their renowned sommelier will be on hand to offer the finest suggestion of wine to accompany your meal. Dine in our light and airy conservatory, the elegant Restaurant, or in the warm cosiness of the Whisky Bar, with many whiskies on offer.

Afternoon Tea is served every day in their Drawing Room and Conservatory. In the summer months, dine al fresco on Summer Lodge's terrace.

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Meet our team

Led by General Managers Natalie & Rich, this is a family of passionate people, with a warm, inclusive ethos that embraces every aspect of our guests’ experiences. Our warm and welcoming team provides the perfect introduction to genuine village charm, and every one of us is deeply committed to giving the very best in all we do.

Our differences

Exceeding expectations at every turn, our Inn has a team that take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service. Set within the enchanting village of Evershot, enjoy delicious cuisine in our traditional country pub, a lively bar and real ales. Not to mention, our restaurant which has won top accolades for its exceptional gastro experience.

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Extraordinary experiences

We pride ourselves on our carefully designed and memorable experiences for guests to enjoy. From outdoor pursuits to healing therapies, our knowledgeable team ensures every stay is as seamless and personalised as possible.

Delicious dining

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Delicious dining

From mouth-watering seasonal flavours to carefully selected wines, our dining experiences deliver on our 'Best Country Dining Pub' award from The Good Pub Guide in 2021.