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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
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
Derby, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited on a cold January morning, we were greeted warmly and the restaurant was very comfortable. The service was excellent and so was the food, good quality ingredients, cooked well. I would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My family and I dined at the Ramblers just before Christmas, what a treat! We had a beautiful Turkey dinner with all of the trimmings and lovely fresh vegetables. The portion sizes were generous and the staff were very attentive and friendly, a lovely homely atmosphere. We then had a delicious home made lemon meringue pie which was magnificent! Make... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have now been to the Ramblers Retreat twice and both times were good. It is a great little stop off after a walk and even more so after Sunday as it was quite cold outside so the warm and cosy area that we were able to sit in did just the trick. We didn't have a reservation but they... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Margaret and Gary always make everything wonderful they come over and see how you are doing Food selection is massive and anything you choose is home made which makes the experience even better Must visit you can fill up and then take a leisurely walk in the valley to burn off the calories

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

We visit this lovely place very frequently. A lovely dog walk followed by coffee and snack lunch in the garden. Out in the garden in all weather s . You can even sit in one of cute potting sheds if you wish. We once organised our daughters birthday orienteering in and around the woodland finished with a roast dinner for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have learned to my cost that many good restaurants become disappointing over the busy run -up to Christmas,and so I never expect too much. However, visited the Rambler's Retreat for a Christmas Lunch with the East Staffs ramblers group today and enjoyed a really lovely meal with very good service. The food was very well -presented, hot and nicely... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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109 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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