The Tea Room will be closed Monday 19th to Thursday 22 June incl.

Please Note –

Please Note – The Tea Room will be closed Monday 19th to Thursday 22 June incl. Open as usual Friday 23rd. 

Open as usual Friday 23rd. 

Ramblers’ Rest 2015!

It has been a great year at The Ramblers’ Rest, obviously a busy one as you can see by the date of the last news i posted!! Or is that a poor excuse?!

We were privaleged to host 3 lovely weddings this year. Richard and Fiona, (pictured!!) Simon and Beverley and Phil and Helen. They were all very special days and all very individual to each couple, and it was a great honour to be asked to be  part of such intimate occasions. We wish them all the very best for their future together. Though it is  lovely that we do see them all regularily whether it be in The Tea Room, Restaurant or an overnight stay!

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 We continue to do well as THE perfect venue for your private party dining. It is ideal for that special get together with family, friends and work colleagues, private, intimate and tailor made to your requirements. 

Minimum of 10 people max of 25

 

Christmas parties start next week, so apologies if any one is offended when the Christmas decos are all up!

 

We are lucky in that we have facilities that attract a varied cross section of customer and the Tea Room has always been a hot spot for cyclists , but it really has  got busier and busier this year. Sundays especially are heaving with cycling clubs, families, and groups of  friends, all enjoying the Yorkshire Wolds with its challenging rides, either competitively or for more gentle relaxing exercise! 

Our accommodation is continuing to attract walkers and cyclists doing the long distance walks and Way of the Roses cycle ride. All enjoying a well deserved overnight stay in our luxury facilities, to indulge and recharge batteries before the next days challenge. Being a perfect base here on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, we also attract visitors wanting to explore, within easy reach, the East Yorkshire coastline and The Yorkshire Moors or visit our local cities, historic York, Beverley, Hull etc…

 

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Our staff are all very excited as The Christmas season begins, something about decorations, roaring log fires, Christmas Parties and endless Christmas music HO! HO! HO!

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      Talking Staff we  have had quite a change round this year. As regular customers will know we have lost three of our older girls to new careers or university, Charlotte, Emily and Ellie. We really miss them as they have been  with us for years, and feel they have been a big part of The Ramblers’ Rest.  Saying that,  they all  keep lending a hand when they are home and remain  keen supporters and tasters of The Ramblers’Rest menu!!! Charlotte is a family member and lives on the farm next door and has actually been a helping hand in the kitchen since she was 4 yrs old!!! Though living next door doesnt always have its advantages when we are very busy and shes on a day off – Hey Charlotte?! 

May i just add that our new recruits  are doing a really great job and learning the ropes fast. Let’s hope they don’t end up quite as bonkers as the two in disguise above!!!

 

We have just a few dates left over Christmas, so if you’ve still not  found that special party venue for your celebrations then please give us a call! Contact Angela 01759 305220. You may want to prolong it with an overnight stay, and then enjoy a Winter walk in the beautiful Wolds countryside the next day, finishing off in The Tea Room next to a roaring log fire with one of our amazing Hot Chocolates and a homemade cake!  Please call Zoe for  Accommodation enquiries . 01759 303292.

 

It just goes to say ‘WE WISH EVERYONE A FANTASTIC CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!’

Thank you to all our customers old and new, we have some very special customers and we thank you for your continued custom and support. Look forward to seeing you over the festive period! x 

 

We Keep our Four Stars with Silver Award and Breakfast Award

A ‘very nice’ mystery visitor  last night turned out to be a Visit England Quality Assessor this morning! Presenting herself after having her breakfast we were very relieved to be told we had retained our 4 stars  with a Silver Award and kept our Breakfast Award too.

We have had a great Summer this year with all types of visitors using our accommodation, walkers doing The Wolds’ Way and Minster Way long distance walks, cyclists on The Way of The Roses cycle route and  general visitors here to enjoy the Yorkshire Wolds landscape. Millington is right on the route  and an ideal stop before the last  leg of the Way of the Roses and those who do choose our facilities really feel it is, quote ‘a real treat ‘ and  ‘ a well deserved night of luxury’ before they head off to Bridlington to complete the route. Abig thank you to all who have stayed.  

The Tea Room has been busier than ever with more and more cyclists visiting the Yorkshire Wolds, the buzz that came from the Tour de France has been amazing and i am sure has encouraged more and more people to take up the sport.

The Private Party evening dining is still proving popular so bare us in mind when you need that special venue for a family celebration, or a get together with work colleagues or friends.

The Winter and Christmas menus are almost completed and will be appearing on the Website very soon. We are already getting lots of bookings for the festive season so please do call us  if you would like to book a christmas party with us? The Christmas evening dinner menu will be available throughout December. Please contact Angela on 01759 305220.

 

Happy New Year from The Ramblers’ Rest

 Cant believe that Christmas is over again for another year and we would like to wish all our customers a  Happy New Year and a big thank you for all your custom and support throughout 2013. We have had lots of great Christmas  parties  throughout December  finishing with a lovely New Years Eve Party enjoyed by a group of 24 Friends.

We have had a really busy Year at The Ramblers’ Rest,and have noticed a  growing number of   visitors.  Walkers, out on a gentle, local stroll or doing the long distance  Minster Way or Wolds Way walks, and  lots and lots of cyclists,  regular cycling clubs, general cycling enthusiasts or  cyclists taking part in The Way Of The Roses long distance ride. All visitors are obviously taking advantage of the wonderful Wolds landscape surrounding the picturesque wolds village of Millington.

We have had  3  lovely weddings   at The Ramblers’   Rest this year. Small, intimate and definitely tailor made to each individual couple and we really enjoyed being part of such special days. The Ramblers’ Rest is definitely the  perfect venue for such a special occasion.

I have just about finished my Valentines Menu so it should be up on the  website shortly.  Please give me a call if you would like a table, we are getting quite well booked.   Perhaps  include an overnight stay in our  accommodation?!

 Please call Angela    on 01759 305220 for restaurant bookings or  Zoe   on  01759 303292 for accommodation.

 

Quality in Tourism Visit Report

We were delighted to welcome a mystery guest from Quality in Tourism recently and are thrilled to report that we maintained our Breakfast Award and won a Silver Four Star Award.

Here’s the summary, but you can click here to access the full report

Please call Zoe if you’d like to enquire about the Ramblers’ Rest Luxury Accommodation  or Angela for Restaurant bookings on 01759 303292 

Executive Summary


Overview
Ramblers Rest retains a Four Star Guest Accommodation rating following this year’s overnight
assessment.
Overall the property sits very comfortably at the higher end of the banding.
The Breakfast Award a particular highlight and is rightfully re-awarded along with a proposed
Silver Accolade this year.
Rooms Seen
(4) Room 4 occupied by the assessor, rooms 1, 2 and 3 viewed with Zoe.
Debrief conducted with Mrs Sissons ( Angela) and Mrs Nesom ( Zoe) business partners.
Website Feedback
No major changes to the website this year, however some suggestions to assist with raising the
profile of this very worthy quality operation.
Register with Google Places to assist with location on the search page.
A blog is clearly used on the site, links to face book or twitter again might be considered
Recommend the use of the free wi fi logo on the top of the home page.
Visit England logos might feature along the top rather than the bottom.
Cleanliness/Housekeeping
A very strong assessment is made here which shows excellent attention to detail overall .
Excellent finish noted to the bedrooms and bathrooms with all surfaces highly polished and
sparkling.
The entrance hall and stairs all immaculately presented.
The same level of dedication also noted in the tea rooms where breakfast is served.
Bedrooms
Four generously sized rooms.
Simple effective decoration – well relieved with original beam features and appropriate
artwork/photography.
Carpets maintained in as new condition.
Each room similarly furnished with very good solid wooden matched furniture in excellent order.
Superb quality and comfort lounge seating options
Excellent feature beds, a mixed standard of bedding and linens
Good to note additional fresh coffee bags and mineral water on the beverage tray.
The homemade cake on arrival much appreciated.
As a newly renovated barn conversion – energy efficient heating, excellent controllability, along
with many lighting choices and ample sockets etc.
Bathrooms
As seen previously – four almost identical en suite bathrooms, very good modern sanitary ware
and fittings and spacious with ample shelf space.
Clean fresh decoration, excellent tiled detail in the showers.
Hygienic flooring in pristine condition.
Lighting levels have been upgraded with brighter motion sensor lighting.
Heated towels rails provide very good warmth in these insulated facilities and a useful drying
facility.
Very good soft fluffy towels and a good range of toiletries – suggest some refining of the product
either dispense or individuals, along with additional extras such as cotton wool / buds / shower
caps.
Hospitality and guest experience
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The booking was made on the 17/10/13 at 17.45 approx. the phone was promptly answered after 3 rings. The property name was clearly spoken and the guests requirements were ascertained.

The request for a single occupancy, one night was offered at £65.00 including a full cooked breakfast.

All the relevant details were taken at this time including an address for confirmation and card
details to take a deposit of £40 to secure the booking.
An approximate time of arrival was also confirmed
The booking was conducted in a very positive and friendly manner by Zoe, a letter of confirmation
received.
A very warm welcome and personal greeting from Zoe on arrival, automatically assisted with
luggage.
Guests are shown in, with all the facilities pointed out, registration carried out.
Shown up to the room, and the offer of fresh milk given, in the room, a menu provided for
breakfast which guests are asked to select from before retiring.
A choice of homemade cake left ready on the beverage tray – delicious.
Time taken to chat regards eating out locally the pub opposite highlighted and recommended for
good honest pub food and locally reared beef.
Guests made to feel very welcome and that nothing was too much trouble.
On departure, a receipt was given with all the correct details noted, farewell pleasantries were
exchanged and the guest left with a very favourable impression
Breakfast
Breakfast is served in the Ramblers Rest tea room, this is a very well appointed and presented
room, very good lighting providing a soft welcoming ambience.
High quality solid wooden tables and comfortable dining chairs, the tea room provides a very
good sense of space, the setting is very much in keeping with the environmental style of the
property, very good matching crockery, polished excellent vintage cutlery and smart glassware.
The cold selection is of a very high quality, well displayed and a wide selection to choose from.
Fresh fruit platter brought to the table on this occasion.
Starters sampled-( A premium freshly squeezed orange juice , fresh fruit salad and greek
yoghurt, homemade granola not sampled on this occasion but a choice of a gluten free variety.
Quality homemade preserves beautifully presented, strawberry, raspberry and marmalade, very
good bread toasted, fresh cafetiere of ground coffee )- All these items were of a superior quality.
Mains sampled- ( Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon and toasted muffin )- An excellently
presented and cooked breakfast. All ingredients were all of a high quality and with obvious
culinary skill evident, the eggs seasoned and cooked to perfection.
The printed menu indicates the use of all the locally sourced ingredients as well as the house
specials which can be adapted offering inventive vegetarian alternatives.
The service throughout was very comfortable with excellent personal service, suggest the offer to
pour the morning coffee and offer hot milk to accompany coffee.

This is a breakfast worthy of the award through the high quality, choice and levels of service 
offered.
Potential for Improvement
Bed linen and bedding – is very well maintained, however the quality if raised would do justice to
the excellent bed quality.
Recommend the use of fine modern down equivalent duvets and higher thread count cotton
bedding.
Toiletries – when replenishing the stock, use of a higher quality and range, suggest cotton wool
balls/pads etc to encourage make up removal.
Booking dinner service advise with all bookings the option to reserve a table to avoid
The Ramblers Rest 4 600006-519349-1412disappointment at the adjacent village pub.
New bedroom folders (outer)
Highlights
A delightful village location, and a very well presented property with clear signage.
Good off road parking well defined and outdoor seating.
Guests benefit from the on site tea room business serving meals and refreshments throughout
the day.
A very strong sense of quality and maintenance evident in the tea rooms, excellent floorings and
lots of many points of interest on the wall reflecting the historic past of the building and heritage.
Guests to Ramblers Rest welcomed with complimentary tea and cake, guests can order picnics
and groups can arrange for private dining.
The village of Millington sits ideally on the Wolds Way and hosts a very good rustic local pub
serving hearty home made bar meals, an additional benefit for guests.

Stylish 18th Birthday Celebration at The Ramblers Rest.

 

It was an honour to host a special 18th celebration at The Ramblers’ Rest  for two of my employees Chloe and Rebecca, along with their brother Alex – ‘Triplets!! It was the perfect venue for 25  family and close friends to enjoy  a private, relaxed, intimate dining experience,  all tailor made to suit.

 

The party enjoyed a 3 course dinner of  quality, fresh,  homecooked food, all locally sourced using our East Yorkshire Wolds’ suppliers. The Black Pudding Wellington and Salmon Fishcakes were a popular choice, along with Slow braised Lamb Shanks and Crispy Duck  with a Blackcurrant and Raisethorpe Sloe Gin Sauce. Chloe struggled to choose between her choice of  ‘Gluten Free’ desserts, Creme Brule, Fresh Raspberry Pavlova, Chocolate Brandy Mousse!

It was great to be able to offer our luxury accommodation to the guests who had come  from afar, prolonging their Ramblers’ Rest experience with a comfortable nights stay in our beautiful rooms and a traditional Yorkshire breakfast to set them up for the day.

Congratulations, Chloe, Rebecca and Alex!!

 

 

Seasons Greetings from The Ramblers Rest to all our Customers!

We are having a great Christmas here at the Ramblers’ Rest, Millington with lots of Festive parties in the Restaurant and Tea Room and would like to thank everyone who chose to celebrate with their work colleagues,family or friends at The Ramblers Rest. 

We would like to wish all our customers a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for The New Year, thanking everyone for their continued custom and support.

We are open Boxing Day through to New Years Eve inclusive, 11am-3pm.

Due to private functions we are Closed Sunday 23rd, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Happy Christmas!!!!! xxxx

The Queens Jubilee Celebrations at The Ramblers Rest

We have had a busy Bank holiday at The Ramblers Rest. Despite the disappointing weather people still turned out to enjoy the celebrations. Traditional afternoon tea proved popular, fresh sandwiches filled with local homecooked Roast Ham and Coronation Chicken and a wide selection of homemade cakes and pastries, our Cream and Strawberry Scones were a definite favourite, along with ‘Victoria Sandwich Cake’ and Sticky Orange Drizzle Cake.

We had a busy week in the accommodation with a variation of guests. Cyclists doing the Way of the Roses, walkers doing The Wolds Way long distance walk and then a lovely family here for the weekend to celebrate their daughters wedding at nearby Huggate church.

Looking forward to a busy Summer season. Lets hope the weather improves and everyone can enjoy the picturesque wolds walks, cycle routes and scenic drives in our area without getting wet! Then, come and indulge in a light lunch or afternoon tea sampling a Ramblers”‘ Rest Platter with our delicious Home cooked Ham and Selection of Cheeses, Chargrilled Black Pudding with Melted Stilton and Braised Red Cabbage or Fresh Salmon Pate garnished with Tiger Prawns and Smoked Salmon with a Sweet Chilli dressing. Finishing off with Bramble and Apple Pie with crumbly Shortcrust Pastry or a Fresh Cream Meringue……

Look forward to welcoming you and please feel free to call Angela on 01759 305220 for further info on The TeaRoom and Restaurant or Zoe on 01759 303292 for Accommodation.

St Valentines Night at The Ramblers’ Rest

 

Valentines night is filling up fast and we look forward to welcoming and spoiling all you romantic couples out there.

Indulge that special somebody in our cosy, romantic, candlelit surroundings, with the added temptation of an overnight stay in our Luxury Accommodation with Champagne Breakfast?

The Menu is available to view on our Valentines Page.







We had the cameras from Look North this week. Simon Spark came to The Ramblers’ Rest on a busy Monday lunchtime, interested to see the effect that  David Hockney our talented Wolds Artist, currently showing a  fabulous Art exhibition in London, will have on our area. Hockneys work displays the beautiful, open landscape we have around us and the general feeling would suggest that anyone visiting the exhibition will be keen to see it for real!

Our customers on Monday  were very accommodating to Simon, and in expressing their feelings to him it does become obvious how the stunning natural beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds really does draw people to the area be it walking, cycling or generally sightseeing.

My apologies for the lack of News!!!

The good news being that business is really good and I seem to have very little time to sit at my computer.

We  wish everyone a great 2012 and thankyou for your continued support and custom.

Angela, Jeremy,Zoe and Martyn.



Visit Britain representative has overnight stay at Ramblers’ Rest!

Although we knew we were to expect a visit from Visit Britain to rate our accommodation, and despite a few ‘Do you think she is?’ sort of feelings, Zoe and I were still surprised and slightly ‘panicky’ when a lovely guest presented herself after breakfast to announce she was in fact doing our ratings. She had thoroughly enjoyed her stay at The Ramblers’ Rest and took time to sit down with us to discuss her stay and offer us some very useful advice. We are awaiting  an official report but we believe we are to be given a high 4 stars, which we are really pleased with.

The B&B Accommodation is going really well and we are getting a wide cross section of customer, walkers doing the Wolds and Minster Way walks , couples and families enjoying a weekend away and lots of cyclists doing the  ‘Way of the Roses’ cycle route. This is a long distance ‘coast to Coast’ cycle route of 170miles from Morcambe to Bridlington and  to our delight passes through the village of Millington. This  couple were setting off early in the morning with the sun brightly shining,  to continue the ride, having had a relaxing nights stay with us.


Another bank holiday is upon us.

We have a busy weekend ahead with private party restaurant bookings,  the B&B  rooms almost fully booked  and     hopefully   busy with customers enjoying the picturesque Wolds scenery and the  hospitality of  The Ramblers’ Rest tea  room.  Indulge in afternoon tea, with, for example, a Ramblers’ Rest Platter including home cooked honey roast ham,  home made Fresh Cream and Strawberry Scones, Meringues,  and Fresh Raspberry Bakewell Tart.

The Tea Room is open Thurs- Monday from 10.30am. We loook forward to welcoming you.