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Christmas at the Ramblers Retreat 2019

Christmas is a special time at the Ramblers Retreat

From the moment you walk through our door, you’ll know Christmas is just around the corner!

We’d like to take this moment to invite you to spend part of your Christmas with us here at the Ramblers Retreat; our family home and a true labour of love for over 38 years! We’d be proud to welcome you into our family for your festive meal and hope that you have a truly wonderful time!

From the 1st to 22nd December we’ll be offering a special festive menu. From traditional Staffordshire Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, to hearty game pie, to poached salmon fillet with a creamy dill & mustard sauce. Not forgetting our delicious homemade desserts. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste. To add that extra special touch, Jeff Eardly, a classical guitarist will be playing Christmas Ballads every Sunday during December. He’ll also be playing at our Christmas Evening Meals and on Wednesday 4th December. We’ve got a whole host of Christmas events planned throughout December alongside our meals!

And of course, as well as enjoying a delicious festive meal, you can also take in the beauty and tranquillity of Dimmingsdale by enjoying a winter walk through the valley using one of the established woodland trails.

Use the buttons below to view our festive menus or contact us to make a booking!

  • Christmas Menus 2019

  • Book your festive meal

Festive Lunches

We’ll be serving Christmas lunches from the 1st to 22nd December. From traditional Staffordshire Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, to hearty game pie, to poached salmon fillet with a creamy dill & mustard sauce. Not forgetting our delicious homemade desserts. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

Jeff Eardly, our classical guitarist will be playing Christmas Ballads every Sunday lunchtime during December. He’ll also be playing on Wednesday 4th December.

Booking is essential for our Festive lunches.

View our Christmas lunch menu here!

Christmas Evening Meals

Our evening meals are now fully booked, more dates TBC!

As well as our Christmas Lunches, we also offer two evening meals as part of our festive celebrations!

This year’s evening meals are on the 14th & 20th December 2019, from 7pm. Join us at the Ramblers Retreat to experience Dimmingsdale’s winter wonderland by twinkling fairy light. Enjoy a glass of homemade mulled wine on arrival, an evening of acoustic Christmas carols by our classical guitarist and a homemade festive evening menu, completed by one of our famous, delicious desserts.

View our festive menu here 

Due to the popularity of our evening meals, booking is absolutely essential!

Boxing Day Lunches

Our extremely popular Boxing Day Lunch Menu is now fully booked!

 

Click here to view our festive menu

Dimmingsdale Christmas Fete

Sunday 1st December 2019, 11am-6:30pm

Explore our range of local artisan producers, who’ll be spending the day in our mini Christmas market, with a range of goods including food, drink & gifts in our Garden Chalets & Potting Shed. Sing along to carols with local musicians, take part in winter woodland activities with Forestry England and get the family Christmas tree from their sustainable real Christmas tree sale. We’ll be serving our full Festive Lunch Menu (booking required), special festive drinks, homemade cakes & light lunches (including Christmas Toasties!) throughout the day in our ice cave conservatory, traditional Christmas Snug & winter wonderland gardens. We’ll also have our own stall at the market, selling homemade treats to take home! Complete your day with a winter stroll through Dimmingsdale, enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Churnet Valley from one of the established trails.

We’ve got even more planned for our Christmas Fete, keep an eye on our social media for updates soon!

Click here to find out more!

Festive Booking Procedures

Simply give us a call on 01538 702730, e-mail us or pop in to make sure we have got a suitable time and date for your reservation. We will provisionally reserve your table, however you must return your deposit and booking form to secure your booking.

Complete you booking form, stating your choices of starters and main courses from our festive menus. Sweets are chosen on the day.

Return your booking form and £5 deposit per person to: Ramblers Retreat, Red Road, Dimmingsdale, Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4BU

Alternatively, you can pay your deposit by credit/ debit card over the telephone and let us know your menu choices, or e-mail your menu choices to info@ramblersretreat.co.uk. Please note that we do not accept cheque as a form of payment.

We would be grateful if you could return booking forms and deposits as soon as possible. Booking forms must be returned at least three weeks prior to your reservation.

Important Notes:

Booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

You can pay your deposit by credit/ debit card over the phone or by cash in person.

If you have to cancel your booking due to poor weather, you will not lose your deposit as we will allow you to use it towards payment for a meal in Janurary, February or March 2020.

We strongly recommend that guests arrive only a few minutes prior to their booking as we do not have a specific waiting area.

We are closed on Mondays with the exception of Bank Holidays & 30th December 2019.

Closed 23rd-25th December 2019.

Serving festive lunches: 1st December to 22nd December 2019

Evening Meals:14th & 20th December, from 7pm

Boxing Day hours: 11am-4:30pm

Closed 23rd December to 25th December to give our staff a break with families, friends and loved ones over the festive period, reopening 11am 26th December

For more information, please contact us