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

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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Huddersfield
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Staffordshire
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We recently took a leisurely stroll from Oakamoor down the old railway line to Dimmings Dale & stopped off for lunch in the garden at the Ramblers. This place is so tranquil it's just lovely to sit outside in the garden area. Good selection of food available all freshly cooked and some fab desserts available. Staff were friendly. Would definately... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yet again we have had a lovely meal...freshly cooked food and lovely surroundings. Puddings are amazing

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

An absolutely fantastic place to stop for a quick drink or food. Lovely peaceful setting. We had cream tea out in the garden and it was an absolute pleasure. Family run business but would visit here again as it is such a lovely place.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the Ramblers Retreat, we were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the kind words about our garden and cream teas, we are very pleased you enjoyed them and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Helen, Gary, Margaret and the Ramblers Retreat team More

Gosport, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Ramblers Retreat on 29 August for somewhere nice to go for lunch for my husbands birthday. We had heard good reviews for this place so thought we would try it, we werent dissapointed. Staff were very polite and friendly. The lady my husband spoke to on the phone came over to our table to introduce herself. I had... 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 were very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and your husband enjoyed his birthday! As a family business we always try our hardest to make sure each and every guest enjoys their visit and therefore we were very happy to hear that not only did you enjoy... More

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I looked on trip advisor for somewhere to go with the dogs whilst the kids were at Alton towers and found this place with good reviews. So tried it, and all the reviews are spot on, this is a loverly place, with great walks, dog friendly and fantastic food! The food was outstanding, piping hot and all home made, the... 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 happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your little escape from Alton Towers! Thank you for the kind words, we were really pleased to hear you enjoyed our freshly reared, home-made food as well as finding our staffing team very helpful and friendly. I have... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

after a walk along dismantled railway, its a lovely chocolate box place to sit with a drink, ice cream, afternoon tea or meal. reasonable prices, lovely garden, dog friendly. friendly & welcoming staff. well recommend a visit.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the Ramblers Retreat. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your walk around our beautiful valley and your time here at the Ramblers Retreat. We're glad to hear that you liked our selection of meals available, as well as our gardens and staff. We look forward to welcoming... More

Manchester
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

a wonderful place to sit and relax after a good walk through the woods, the food is really good if a little pricey and there are so many different seating areas outside with plenty of birds to watch.

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

Thanks for reviewing the Ramblers Retreat, we're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dimmingsdale and the Ramblers Retreat, especially our beautiful woodland and gardens. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future Helen, Margaret, Gary and The Ramblers Retreat Team More

Aldershot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were recommended to visit the Retreat and decided that it was a must thing to do whilst we visit the Alton Towers area. We are not ramblers so approached the retreat via the windy country lane which takes you up hill and down dale before the retreat opens out in front of you, and what a wonderful place it... 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 were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Dimmingsdale & the Ramblers Retreat and thoroughly enjoyed reading your review! We were very pleased to hear that you had a great meal and as a family run business we really do appreciate your feedback, so we... More

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