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!
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…
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!
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 doesn't 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
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. A big 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.
Can't 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.
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.
Please call Zoe if you’d like to enquire about the Ramblers’ Rest Luxury Accommodation or Angela for Restaurant bookings on 01759 303292
Ramblers Rest retains a Four Star Guest Accommodation rating following this year’s overnight
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.
(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.
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.
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
The entrance hall and stairs all immaculately presented.
The same level of dedication also noted in the tea rooms where breakfast is served.
Four generously sized rooms.
Simple effective decoration – well relieved with original beam features and appropriate
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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 600006-519349-1412 disappointment at the adjacent village pub.
New bedroom folders (outer)
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
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.