Continental Platter

Our Continental Platters are available now for collection or delivery at £14 per person (platter shown serves 4).
The platter consists off a selection of Continental Meats, a selection of Cheeses eg: Brie, Wensleydale, Stilton and Cheddar. Served with Fresh Fruit, Crudités, Olives, Pickled Onions, Assorted Crackers and Rustic Breads

Brunch Platter

Our Brunch Platters are now available for collection or delivery at £10 per person (photo shows a platter for 2 people). The platter includes Croissants and a side of Jam, Danish Pastries, Oat and Raisin Cookies, A Seeded Bagel with your choice of Smoked Salmon or Parma Ham and a Fresh Fruit Selection with Cheddar Cheese.

Afternoon Tea Platter

Our delicious Afternoon Teas are now also available on a take away basis for collection or delivery for £10 per person (photo shown serves 2 people), along with a variety of other boxes including breakfasts or children’s party boxes. We are happy to adapt for any dietary requirements. Please message for more information or to place your order

September 2020

We now have additional seating under our veranda. A perfect spot to keep dry and enjoy a bite to eat!

June 2020

In case you do not know, we are currently open for take away food and drinks. We are implementing a rigorous Covid 19 Risk Assessment with your safety in mind. We are all looking forward to a ‘sit down’ opening when conditions are right and will let you know about this in due course.

In the meantime do drop-in if you have yet to do so.

March 2020

Due to the recent Government announcement on Friday, we have taken the decision to close until further notice. We feel this decision is in the best interest of both our customers and staff. We hope you all stay well and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.

March 2020

We were pleased to open our doors early on a Sunday morning in March to accommodate a group of runners to whom we served breakfast.

The event was a great success and they thanked us on the day verbally and then sent a follow-up email as follows:

“I just wanted to write and say thank you for accommodating our group for breakfast this morning, we all really enjoyed it and the staff were brilliant and nothing was too much for them, it was fantastic just what we needed after our run. I hope we can come again? “

It was also our pleasure to cater for them and we look forward to seeing them again in the future.

Note that very early breakfast for groups and clubs such as runners, bikers and walkers also family gatherings may be booked in advance subject to a few days’ notice and staff availability.


Summer in Winter – January 2020

The glorious sunshine on Saturday and Sunday gave rise to crowds of visitors at the Priory Country Park. Our Park Rangers said that the foot fall was record breaking for this time of the year and this was reflected in the number of Retreat customers.

July 2019

We have now been open for 3 years and take this opportunity to thank our customers for their continued custom. It has been great to see the numbers increasing as time goes by. We regard many of you as ‘Friends of the Retreat’ and look forward to seeing you appear on a regular basis.


Spring 2019

Some weeks ago we were pleased to be approached by the John Bunyan Boat organisers to cater for some of their river cruises. For those of you who do not know, the boat is run by volunteers and raises funds toward expanding and protecting the river locally through the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust.
Our first event was on Easter Sunday. The boat, which is based at the Priory Marina, did a 2 hour round trip from the Marina and ‘Tea for Two’ was served to a number of couples on board.