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Christmas at the Ramblers Retreat

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 40 years! We’d be proud to welcome you for your festive meal and hope that you have a truly wonderful time!

From the 1st to 21st December we’ll be offering a special festive menu. From traditional Staffordshire Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, to hearty curried vegetable pie, to baked salmon fillet. 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 on selected dates during December.

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 2021

  • Book your festive meal

Festive Lunches

We’ll be serving Christmas lunches from the 1st to 21st December. From traditional Staffordshire Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, to hearty curried vegetable pie, to baked salmon fillet. Not forgetting our delicious homemade desserts. There’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

Jeff Eardly, our classical guitarist will be playing Christmas Ballads on selected dates during December.

Booking is essential for our Festive lunches.

View our Christmas lunch menu here!

Christmas Evening Meals

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

This year’s evening meals are on the 3rd, 10th & 17th December 2021, 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

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 £10 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 or Covid-19, you will not lose your deposit as we will allow you to use it towards payment for a meal in Janurary-April 2021.

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 & Tuesdays with the exception of Bank Holidays & 20th & 21st December 2021.

Closed 22nd-25th December 2021.

Serving festive lunches: 1st December to 21st December 2021

Evening Meals: 3rd, 10th & 17th December, from 7pm

Boxing Day hours: 11am-4:30pm

Closed 22nd 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