Set within the enchanting village of Hardy’s Evershot and surrounded by rolling hills, this five star country house hotel epitomises the ultimate in traditional style, genuine warm service and innovative and delicious menus to rival the best in the world. With a relaxing spa, indoor pool, private tennis court and miles of beautiful countryside to explore, this is the quintessential luxurious escape.
The Grade II Listed Relais and Chateaux property set within 4 acres of manicured walled gardens, with a water feature, vegetable garden, green lawns to play croquet, and little nooks for sitting. Three-rosette fine dining from acclaimed chef Steven Titman is complemented by world-class, award-winning sommelier, Eric Zweßiel. The Whiskey Lounge offers 400 whiskies and brandies from around the world and the cheese trolley is quite exceptional.
Generous hospitality is extended warmly to families including pets, where every care is taken to ensure guests enjoy a memorable stay. Each of the 20 rooms and four luxury suites is individually styled, while the 400-year-old Ivy Cottage is a retreat within a retreat.
St Osmund's Church
If you're looking for a 'picture perfect' traditional English church for your wedding, then it doesn't get much better than St Osmund's Church in Evershot village, just 100 yards from the hotel. Or, if you're planning a civil ceremony at a local registry office, you may like to follow this with a blessing in the church.
The Dorchester Suite
The splendid Dorchester Suite offers style and sophistication in peaceful surroundings. Ideal for more intimate weddings, The Dorchester Suite can accommodate receptions for up to 24 guests (including the registrar) or private dining for up to 12 people.
Our Drawing Room
The elegant Drawing Room is located next to the Bar and is beautifully designed in traditional style. Perfect for civil ceremonies of up to 40 guests, including the registrar it's an ideal venue for the wedding ceremony, before enjoying drinks in the Bar or on the terrace.
The Terrace and Gardens
The perfectly manicured gardens surrounding Summer Lodge cover four acres of lawn, ponds and wonderful seasonal flowers -the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs whilst your guests enjoy drinks on the terrace. You may even want to arrange a game of croquet on the lawn after the ceremony!
EVERSHOT is 1 mile west of the A37 about halfway between Dorchester and Yeovil. The hotel entrance is in Summer Lane.
From London (3 hours)
Take the M3 to the M27. Exit onto the A31 and after approx. 31 miles, you will reach the A35 (at the Bere Regis Roundabout) follow Dorchester signs onto the A35. Once you pass Dorchester Exit, follow the A37 towards Yeovil and after 26 miles, turn left at the sign for Evershot.
An alternative route from London takes the M3 until Junction 8, then exit onto the A303 and after approximately 65 miles (at the Sparkford Roundabout) follow Sherborne B3148 onto A359. At Yeovil take the A37 for Dorchester and after 9 miles turn right at the sign for Evershot.
Ample parking is available.
From Bath (11⁄4 hours)
Take the A367 to Shepton Mallet, then A37.
From Bristol (11⁄4 hours) A37.
From Midlands and North
Take the M5 to Taunton, exit at Junction 25, follow signs to Yeovil - A35, A303 and A3088.
From Exeter (11⁄4 hours) and West
Take the A30 to Crewkerne, then A356 towards Dorchester - left turn for Evershot is signed after 8 miles.
From Heathrow (21⁄2 hours) and Gatwick (3 hours)
M25, M3, M27, A31, A35, A37.
There are fast services (approx. 2 ½ hours) from London Waterloo to either Dorchester (South) or Yeovil Junction. Contact the hotel to arrange a transfer from either station. A taxi takes approx. 20 minutes.
Bristol Lulsgate serves many British and European airports and is about 1.5 hours drive. Exeter and Bournemouth (Hurn) International Airport are approximately a 1 hour drive.