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Ramblers Retreat

Red Road | Alton, Alton ST10 4BU, England
+44 1538 702730
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Alton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $2
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: The Ramblers Retreat is an award winning country tearoom nestled in the Dimmingsdale, part of the beautiful Churnet Valley in Staffordshire. Our menu is homemade using only the best ingredients, many of which are sourced from local suppliers in the Staffordshire Moorlands. And as well as a delicious meal you can also enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of Dimmingsdale, this spectacular valley by following one of the established woodland walks. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Can't say how good the restaurant is for a lovely meal different food then in other restaurants local. Situated in a gorgeous scenic area with great staff and home made food at a reasonable cost

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Stoke on Trent
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238 reviews 238 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been coming to the Ramblers for a long time, and two things never change - the slightly hit and miss service, and the great food! The garden is an ongoing project - there seems to be even more seating this year, though it is never enough for the many who come here. However it still retains the quaint,... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have been coming here for years and love it! You can park up or walk to it, but either way you can sit and have anything from an ice cream to a three course meal. There is a choice of places to sit, from tables under umbrellas to the 'huts', when you need real cover, and if you wish... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Wow what a great hideaway for lunch, very generous portions and great staff. I had a baguette filled with cheese and chutney and a extra side of chips. It was filled to the brim and the chips where top class. A very popular place but loads of room to sit either in the snugg, conservatory , gardens or the garden... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lovely sit down and relax in the stunning scenery on my walk through the valley. Just the right distance. Thank you

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Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ramblers Retreat, we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially your walk through beautiful, dimmingsdale! As a family run business, we always try our best to make sure each and every visitor to Dimmingsdale and the Ramblers Retreat is catered for to the highest quality, and by you giving... More

Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The setting is lovely. If you like nice scenery then this is the place for you.Difficult to get too but well worth the effort. You can sit outside to eat in a beautiful garden.The menu is extensive, starter main and sweets to die for. However just a snack is fine. The lovely conservatory means you may enjoy your meal in... More

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Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Ramblers Retreat. We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and the beautiful Churnet Valley! We were especially pleased to hear you enjoyed our service, home made, locally sourced food and our idyllic gardens. As a family run business, we always try our best to make sure... More

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We love going to the ramblers retreat for a day out. Going for a walk here is just amazing especially on a sunny day. Service is always fantastic, the best anywhere, always very friendly and welcoming. The food is to die for, I don't see how anyone could not like it! The steak ale and mushroom pie is my favourite,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lovely restaurant set in beautiful gardens. Plenty of homemade treats to choose from- from full home-cooked meals to tasty cakes. Great for children and animals. Would recommend and definitely return.

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Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are very leased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Dimmingsdale and the Ramblers Retreat. We were especially pleased to hear you enjoyed our fresh home-made food and found us accommodating for children and animals. As a family run business it is very important to us that each and every visitor to Dimingsdale... More

Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was our third visit having be taken there bya friend. In lovely setting friendly staff and we felt food was value for money. The Ramblers Retreat and setting is a must if your in area We will be back

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Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the Ramblers Retreat. We're very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the service provided by our staff as well as being very pleased by the value for money of your meal. As a family run business it is very important to us that each and every visitor to Dimingsdale and the... More

Huddersfield
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Passed this place while out cycling. I had heard good reviews so thought it was worth a visit. Food was lovely. Nice and fresh and a good choice. It was a nice day so we sat outside. The gardens are beautiful and loads of little places to eat. Will definitely go back.

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Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Ramblers Retreat, we're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your bike ride around the beautiful Churnet Valley and your meal at the Ramblers Retreat. We were especially pleased to hear that you enjoyed our gardens and our freshly home-made meals. As a family run business it is very important to us that... More

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Additional Information about Ramblers Retreat

Address: Red Road | Alton, Alton ST10 4BU, England
Phone Number: +44 1538 702730
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Alton
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 2
Cuisine: British

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