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Ramblers Retreat

Dimmingsdale Lodge Red Road | Alton, Alton ST10 4BU, England
+44 1538 702730
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lemon meringue” (33 reviews)
“cakes” (22 reviews)
“pie” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Dimmingsdale Lodge Red Road | Alton, Alton ST10 4BU, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden in the country lanes this really is a gem of a place. Family owned and great home cooked food is available to either sit inside where I'd recommend booking as it gets very busy or to sit outside in the gazebos and garden huts!...More

Thank cashyd
Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit for a Sunday Lunch. I had the best lamb I’ve tasted in a long time. The dessert (syrup sponge with custard) was equally delicious. From the moment we arrived the service was very friendly and attentive, with nothing...More

Thank Brumjam
Ramblers480, General Manager at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again The Ramblers provides top notch grub. It's in a wonderful location with walks to suit everybody and the food is delicious. Highly recommend the steak pie and Lemon meringue pie.More

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Ramblers480, other at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The Ramblers is set in a beautiful location with access to plenty of lovely walks and bike rides. There is a smallish restaurant inside but to really enjoy this place you should eat in the garden area. There are plenty of tables and a few...More

Thank CarlD1970
Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We have only just discovered this place andvwiuld highly recommend it. We had a lovely walk around dimmingsdale ( various walks) and then had a lovely gluten free lunch in one of their outside huts which welcome dogs. There was a special extensive menu for...More

Thank Karen V
Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Usually sit in the garden in the summer after a long walk, but today we just 'lunched' Friendly and attentive service, lovely home cooked food and a fresh side salad (not the obligatory tired leaves, here!) The lemon meringue pie was perfect, as always! The...More

Thank Rac T
Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

After a marvellous walk around Dimmingsdale we thats 12 of us descended on the ramblers ,the outside was cold but with blankets that are on hand made it comfortable sitting outside.Service was great and the food was good.All had a pleasant time and look forward...More

Thank chrisadams334
Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The food is very nice. Friendly and fast service in a great location. On several occasions, we have gone walking with the family and ended up at this charming restaurant. I would also suggest trying their lemon meringue pie it is to die for.More

Thank James H
Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a fantastic night we had. As you walked into the conservatory it was like being in a winter wonderland! Absolutely gorgeous! There was a gentleman playing Christmas tunes on a guitar all night! He never stopped for a break! The food was excellent!...More

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Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We have visited several times for lunch sitting outside in the garden or coffee stop during a long walk. Warm welcome from staff and lovely coffee and cakes. Lemon meringue is gorgeous. Highly recommend for a full meal or snack and lovely whether you sit...More

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Ramblers480, Office Assistant at Ramblers Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor about your visit to the Ramblers Retreat and Dimmingsdale. As a family run business, we always try our very hardest to provide the most memorable experiences to all our guests, we make it...More

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Julia Y
1 November 2017|
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Response from Mel W | Reviewed this property |
the potting shed is heated in winter and the summer houses do have doors that can be shut. there are plenty if blankets available too.
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Colin M
15 September 2015|
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Response from William C | Reviewed this property |
I just feel that it would be far to dangerous to walk from the park to anywhere in Alton. I also can't think of a suitabe eating place for your party. Out of interest how did you get to the park on what form of transport.
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Omandy39
11 June 2015|
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Response from Staffsfamily | Reviewed this property |
Ramblers Retreat is a cafe restaurant , not an evening venue.In the middle of a wood .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$42
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dimmingsdale Lodge Red Road | Alton, Alton ST10 4BU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1538 702730
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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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