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Major's Retreat

High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
01454 218 263
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Tormarton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: English, British, Pub, Sandwiches
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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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English first
Irvine, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was a drizzly October (2014) day when we stepped off the Cotswold Way to rest our sodden selves at the B&B we were staying at. Unfortunately, no one was home since we were early so we went on to the Major's Retrat in search of dry warmth. What a welcome. Good food, cozy seating to relax in, and cheerful... More 

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192 reviews 192 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I had yet another solo road trip to Devon and back and get so fed up with the motorway services. So I tried this little village pub for lunch on the way. We used to go the Compass Inn, nearer M4 J18, years ago because it was child friendly. This pub is very different - a little further from the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Major's Retreat has the charm and feel of an old English pub. The landlord and staff are welcoming and friendly, there's a good selection of ales and the food is hearty and satisfying. Worth a visit.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you enjoy an historic setting, warm fire and no glitz, you will love this pub. If you enjoy first quality ingredients deliciously prepared and of generous size, you must try it. Our first visit today opened with a warm welcome even though part of our group was running late. The warmth and good humour from the staff led to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Just enjoyed a lovely meal with friends. Excellent customer service and lovely food. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a proper old fashioned pub, do not come here if you are expecting fast food or gourmet fare. It is great for standard pub fare with good portion sizes. The gentleman (the Major) behind the bar is full of personality and will tell you a tale or two. The place is of traditional décor, and is not the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Please ignore any negative reviews about The Major's Retreat. From the time of booking to the time of departure the customer was excellent and friendly! Nothing was too much trouble. I called up last week to book a table for 11 people!! After a bit of juggling and the proprietor (Roy) speaking to the chef (Chris) they slotted us in.... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stayed here with a couple of friends in October - the accommodation is 1 star as per their website, the outside is a bit run down and the beer garden is overgrown. Who cares!! The "Major" is 5 star - could not have asked for a better host. Roy(?) is welcoming, helpful and a wonderful dry sense of humour. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Friendly, traditional village pub, one of a dying breed. Nothing "chain-pub" about this little gem, the landlord and all staff are so friendly and helpful, the place is full of character ( and characters!) and the food is delicious. I totally disagree with the last review below this one...I had the Leek and Potato soup today and it was very... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited on a Monday lunch time in December having read some good reviews. The Major's Retreat looks a bit run down from the outside and this was not enhanced by an old armchair in the car park and a beer garden which looked very sad. At this point we should have retreated. Inside the decor is a bit jaded... More 

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Address: High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
Phone Number: 01454 218 263
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Tormarton
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: English, British, Pub, Sandwiches

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