Acorn Inn Venue Hire DT2
The Acorn Inn, in the picturesque village of Evershot in the heart of the Dorset countryside is an award winning 16th century property and is part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection.
With original historical character and charm, complete with old beams, oak panelling and flagstone floors, The Acorn offers 2 private function rooms seating a maximum of 60 and 24 respectively.
The Inn also has two bars and an award-winning restaurant serving a range of exceptional seasonal dishes winning Gold in the Taste of the West Awards 2015 and Best Dorset Pub in the South West Tourism Awards 2015.
The restaurant features smartly laid tables, terracotta tiles, soft lighting and an elegant stone fireplace carved with oak leaves and acorns while mouthwatering dishes make inspired use of the finest produce from local and sustainable sources. The bars serve a range of drinks and traditional ales – the perfect place to relax in comfort.
The skittle alley gives the opportunity for some fun teambuilding too!
In addition there are ten individually designed en-suite bedrooms with complimentary wifi, telephones, tea & coffee and homemade shortbread.
Comfort, style, exemplary personal service and country charm all at your disposal.Packages
Discover the award-winning wines at Furleigh Estate, set in the stunning Dorset countryside, just five miles from the Jurassic Coast.
Your two-hour tour will include a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a stroll through the vineyards and a description of the history of English wine, before moving into the production facility and barrel maturation room. Guests will then enjoy a seated tasting of four still and sparkling wines, accompanied by a sharing platter of local cheeses and charcuterie.
Discover the history of Evershot with a personal guided tour by local history expert Ray Wilton.
You’ll enjoy an insider’s view of the second highest village in Dorset, which is the source of the River Frome, and known for its inclusion in author Thomas Hardy’s literature, including Tess of the d’Urbervilles.
Home to only 200 residents, of which Ray is one, Evershot is a quaint, historical place that Summer Lodge is proud to be a part of.
Visit sculptor Simon Gudgeon’s haven of peace and tranquility with an afternoon at Sculpture by the Lakes, an oasis for art lovers and collectors.
Nestled within 26 acres of Dorset countryside, the park is home to more than 30 of Simon’s largest sculptures. His wife Monique has also created a serene botanical garden to explore, inspired by plants from the UK and further afield. Sample locally grown produce from the kitchen garden with lunch at the Gallery Cafe, or simply enjoy the surroundings with a pot of tea and a slice of cake.
Sample the only vodka distilled from milk at the Black Cow Distillery tour. On this one-hour experience, guests will enjoy a guided visit of the distillery, with the opportunity to try the vodka and enjoy a complimentary cocktail.
Discover the smooth creamy taste of the vodka, created by co-founder and dairy farmer Jason Barber in 2012 at Childhay Manor Farm, near Beaminster. Those wishing to extend their experience can also enjoy lunch at the distillery’s Bar + Kitchen.
Skittle alley – A lovely big room with dark wooden floors, beamed ceiling and striped upholstery. It is transformed into an elegant function room for a variety of uses such as meetings, teambuilding and social functions. It can seat up to 60 in a variety of configurations. It has a data projector and screen and we can provide flipcharts and other necessary equipment.
Lounge – A smaller, more intimate function room filled with character. It used to be used by Judge Jeffreys to hold court in the 1670’s. It can be used for more informal meetings with comfortable sofas and chairs or can seat up to 24 on a rectangular table.
THE ACORN INN
Our charming 16th-century coaching inn transports you to the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel. Featured in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, our atmospheric inn boasts old beams, oak panelling, roaring fires and an original skittle alley.
The beautiful rural setting in the heart of the Dorset countryside is complemented by our warm, attentive service and fine local cuisine.