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Major's Retreat

High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
01454 218 263
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Tormarton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: English, British, Pub, Sandwiches
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Majors RetreatThe Majors Retreat pub and rooms is in the middle of the traditional Cotswold village of Tormarton in South Gloucestershire, just off the M4 motorway, junction 18, Find Us, and offers plenty of car parking space.The Virginia Ivy covered independent 18th century Cotswold stone pub is on the Cotswold Way walk and provides a warm welcome at lunchtime and evenings Opening Times for all hungry and thirsty walkers, families, locals and visitors to the area.The Majors Retreat, formerly the Portcullis Inn, changed its name to avoid confusion with the Portcullis in nearby Chipping Sodbury.The spacious main bar has large tables providing plenty of seating and connects through to a large oak panelled dining room. During the winter a very large log fire keeps everybody warm, including Mutley, the pub’s old dog!The friendly landlord, Roy, takes great pride in his fine selection of real ales, ciders and lagers, sourced mainly from local breweries. Drinks A broad range of wine and soft drinks are also offered. On cold days, ask for a glass of Roy’s secret recipe mulled wine to warm you up in front of the log fire!The Majors Retreat has an extensive menu of traditional pub food, offering freshly cooked and generously sized bar snacks to full meals, at modest prices. Great value children’s menu too.Starters ~ Snacks and light bites ~ Main Courses ~ Catch of the day ~ From the grill ~ Burgers ~ Side orders~ Traditional Sunday lunch roast ~For those warm and sunny days, there is a large beer garden at the back of the pub.Picture of beer garden)The Majors Retreat offers basic (1 star) accommodation of 4 ensuite rooms: three twin bedrooms and one family room with a double bed and two singles, at very reasonable prices.As well as being on the Cotswold Way, the Majors Retreat pub is surrounded by the best of what the Cotswolds offers Local Attractions, with Badminton House, Badminton Horse Trials, Dyrham Park & Horton Court National Trust, Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe historic village and the city of Bath, all just down the road.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Majors RetreatThe Majors Retreat pub and rooms is in the middle of the traditional Cotswold village of Tormarton in South Gloucestershire, just off the M4 motorway, junction 18, Find Us, and offers plenty of car parking space.The Virginia Ivy covered independent 18th century Cotswold stone pub is on the Cotswold Way walk and provides a warm welcome at lunchtime and evenings Opening Times for all hungry and thirsty walkers, families, locals and visitors to the area.The Majors Retreat, formerly the Portcullis Inn, changed its name to avoid confusion with the Portcullis in nearby Chipping Sodbury.The spacious main bar has large tables providing plenty of seating and connects through to a large oak panelled dining room. During the winter a very large log fire keeps everybody warm, including Mutley, the pub’s old dog!The friendly landlord, Roy, takes great pride in his fine selection of real ales, ciders and lagers, sourced mainly from local breweries. Drinks A broad range of wine and soft drinks are also offered. On cold days, ask for a glass of Roy’s secret recipe mulled wine to warm you up in front of the log fire!The Majors Retreat has an extensive menu of traditional pub food, offering freshly cooked and generously sized bar snacks to full meals, at modest prices. Great value children’s menu too.Starters ~ Snacks and light bites ~ Main Courses ~ Catch of the day ~ From the grill ~ Burgers ~ Side orders~ Traditional Sunday lunch roast ~For those warm and sunny days, there is a large beer garden at the back of the pub.Picture of beer garden)The Majors Retreat offers basic (1 star) accommodation of 4 ensuite rooms: three twin bedrooms and one family room with a double bed and two singles, at very reasonable prices.As well as being on the Cotswold Way, the Majors Retreat pub is surrounded by the best of what the Cotswolds offers Local Attractions, with Badminton House, Badminton Horse Trials, Dyrham Park & Horton Court National Trust, Westonbirt Arboretum, Castle Combe historic village and the city of Bath, all just down the road.
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Spith brent
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Perfect choice for good pub grub! Easy to find from M4. Quirky and old fashioned like English village pubs all used to be. We loved it!

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed overnight on final night of our Cotswolds Way Walk. Tiredness and sore feet were quickly forgotten after several excellent beers and the best steak meal for a very long time. The landlord and staff could not have been more hospitable. Can not recommend too highly.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Today enjoyed a home cooked Sunday lunch, plentiful and tasty food, friendly and welcoming Landlord and staff and delightful setting. Well worth a visit,particularly if you want a pub with character and a genuine friendly welcome. Just be sure to go with a good appetite-portions are very generous:)

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

a lovely traditional old fashioned pub with excellent food and no pool table or loud music.just lovely and friendly

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stopped here for a lunch whilst doing the Cotswold Way. We had two dogs with us so we went round the back. We were hoping to eat in the beer garden but that was not open so we ate on the patio at the back of the pub. We ordered the "cod almighty" an amazing piece of fish and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We've just finished walking the Cotswold Way, 102 miles from Chipping Camden to Bath. We found the Majors retreat as it got a mention in our guide book. There are 2 or 3 self contained en suite rooms at the back of the pub, Roy kindly left our key in the door so we could get in no matter what... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were recommended to come here for a pint of ale. Bad move! The ale was badly kept and a poor selection. The place seemed shabby and run down as did the landlord. Our only saving grace was the lunch. Well cooked, homemade and good portions. The guy in the kitchen was the only good thing keeping this place going.... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We, myself, wife and anothe couple wanted to meet up for the first time in many months. we wanted to go somewhere different, having met up in previously in chain run restaurants the last dozen of so times. We went on a Thurday evening, we booked a table, unnecessary as it turned out as when we arrived there were only... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a lunchtime visit to The Majors Retreat. We received a warm, friendly welcome from the lady tending the bar. As we sat we were asked if the music was too intrusive, and as we said it was, the volume was immediately reduced. If only other pubs were this considerate. Our food choice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visited the Majors retreat for a family members birthday meal. The bar lady 'Viv' had amazing banter and was lovely. The chef Chris was very accommodating for all of us, but especially the vegetarian of the group. We were made to feel very welcome and were checked up on throughout our meal. I would definitely visit here again.

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