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Ramblers Retreat Country Tea Room

Dimmingsdale Lodge
Red Road
ST10 4BU

Tel: 01538 702730

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Ramblers Retreat tea room nestled in the Churnet Valley at Dimmingsdale

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Road Directions

Dimmingsdale & the Ramblers Retreat are located on Red Road, running between Alton and Oakamoor in the Churnet Valley and is just 1/2 a mile from Alton Towers. Free Parking available in Dimmingsdale Car Parks.

Post Code for Sat Nav: ST10 4BU

Public Transport Directions

Whilst Dimmingsdale is not served by a bus service, guests can travel to Oakamoor, Alton or Denstone via bus or bicycle and use the Churnet Valley Greenway to access Dimmingsdale whilst taking in some of the spectacular scenery of the Churnet Valley.



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  • Value
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  • Food
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    • Staffordshire AwardsEnjoy Staffs Tourism & Good Food Awards HC - 2023 Enjoy Staffs Tourism & Good Food Awards HC - 2023 2023



    • Afternoon tea
    • Serve lunch
    • Take away service


    • Disabled access
    • Disabled toilets

    Booking & Payment Details

    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


    • Breakfast available
    • Cash accepted
    • Locally sourced produce
    • Refill Scheme
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian


    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children welcome

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
    • Capacity limit
    • Clear signage
    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
    • COVID-19 staff training completed
    • Face mask essential (not provided)
    • Face masks available for visitors
    • Face masks required for staff in public areas
    • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
    • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Hygiene screens in place
    • One way system
    • Open now
    • Outside seating
    • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
    • Queuing system
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
    • Socially distanced spaced seating
    • Staff required to regularly wash hands
    • Takeaway available


    • Facilities for groups

    Leisure Facilities

    • Free WIFI


    • Free Parking

    Property Facilities

    • Dogs Accepted
    • Public toilets

    Site Features

    • Welcome Host

    Target Markets

    • Accepts groups
    • Eco-Friendly

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    Monday - TuesdayClosed
    Wednesday - Friday10:30 - 16:00
    Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30
    Bank Holiday10:00 - 16:30

    * Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
    Open Wednesday - Friday: 10:30 - 16:00, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30, Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00 - 16:30

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