History of The Lodge


The studio was first established in 1979 by Robert John Godfrey and Stephen Stewart. Situated in a large farmhouse in the Suffolk countryside, it soon became a favourite with some producers and one of the best known mid priced residential recording studios in the business with such famous artists as Kim Wilde, The Ruts, Katrina and the Waves, New Model Army, Mari Wilson, Marillion and Paradise Lost using it on a regular basis until 1988 when the owners closed it in order to concentrate on separate musical careers.



In 1992, Robert John Godfrey reopened The Lodge in Northampton where he, together with Max Read, have served the recording needs of the local community ever since offering support and advice for young artists taking their first steps. Whilst The Lodge has kept up to date with all the latest technology and digital recording techniques, the studio has retained the best of the vintage gear, a decision which has turned out to be a good one.


20ft High Live Room

The live room in Studio 1 - two storeys high for world-class drum sounds.

Roland VPiano

Yamaha G3 Grand Piano

The Lodge has a beautifully maintained Grand Piano. Have a listen.

Roy Mayorga at The Lodge Recording Studio

World Class drummer..

"The best drum sound I've had in any studio for a while", Roy Mayorga - Soulfly, Stone Sour, Amebix

The Enid and the CBSO in concert

The Enid

The Lodge is proud to have created the new Enid album, Invicta, that reached the top 10 in the 2012 Guardian Reader's Poll