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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
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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Friendly staff, landlord definitely 'mine host' made to feel very welcome. I had fajita veggie partner had meat pie both excellant.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Travelling from Liverpool in August to visit family we stopped off for a meal. Absolutely amazing food and hospitality.Can highly reccommend the stuffed chicken. Very reasonable prices too.Expecting to visit again at the end of October. Well done. Darren,Liverpool.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just completed the Cotswold Way with 2 mates and stayed at the Majors. It will be one of the big memories of the trip. All because of the Major himself (Roy) . What a character. He is 70 and runs the place and had great banter with us and the customers. He even got up to make us a full... More

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate on friday night and had booked a table in advance otherwise we would have had rot wait a long time. Despite how busy it was, the service was efficient. The food portions were excellent the the food itself tasty. House wine was excellent and well priced.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been here a few times and felt it was time to show my support by reviewing it. The landlord gave me a taster of the ale I wanted before buying, but then wasn't happy with it when it was poured and so I had a different ale. There were four to choose from. We all had the same meal-steak and... More

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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Stopped by on the way to Devon. Easy to find and only a few minutes off M4 j18 situated in a nice village. A warm welcome from the landlord. The other customers were friendly too. A rustic place with a good selection of local ales. I was asked if I wanted a straight glass or handled glass for my pint.... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We ate here one evening and also stayed the night. We were given chickpea and potato curries with basmati, nan bread and chutney. Huge portions and really delicious, excellent chef at work here. The accommodation was basic but comfortable, soy milk was given to us in our room. It was pretty clean and generally excellent unless you are scared of... More

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Tofino, Canada
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had dinner here one night while walking the Cotswold Way. It seemed a very popular place for dinner. We arrived early and got a good table right away. The gentleman behind the bar (whom I assumed was the Major) was a character. I enjoyed talking with him. He gave me advice about walking the rest of the trail (shortcuts)... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a real pub, a free house with a good choice of drinks serving generous portions of excellent pub grub. It reminded me very much of the pubs of my younger days but without the off-putting cigarette smoke. You even get the choice of a glass tankard with a handle or a straight sided glass. For me it was... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for dinner and have to say the portions were substantial (Hurrah! No nouvelle cuisine here...!) and the food was really rather good. The neighbouring table's pie was eyed covetously by us, although our food was very good too. The surroundings are tired, dishevelled and a bit haphazard. The evening we went it was stifling hot in the bar and... More

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