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Major's Retreat

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High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
01454 218 263
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Description: Welcome to the Majors RetreatThe Majors Retreat pub and rooms is in the...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food is always fresh

Very atmospheric pub and Roy (pub owner) is a great character! The food is always fresh and amazing value for money. Eating there it's a bargain. Interior is a bit outdated though..

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very atmospheric pub and Roy (pub owner) is a great character! The food is always fresh and amazing value for money. Eating there it's a bargain. Interior is a bit outdated though..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I go here every couple of weeks. If you are expecting the ritz it most certainly isn't. It oozes character and is slightly barmy. The Americans love it. I have never had a bad meal yet. Food is fresh hot and plenty of it. Chairs are wonky. Plastic bags for your boots at the door. Roy's front room in part... More 

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Thank Andy W
Yate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time in 6 weeks visited for lunch Home cooked food ..... not out of a cardboard box! The interior is not pretending to be an old pub it is! Staff very friendly and welcoming You must give it a go.

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Thank Sue0151
Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We came off the Cotswolds Way all muddy etc, were met at the door by Roy the Owner with plastic bags for our boots! Great as we were too tired to take them off. Barmaid was very friendly and the food was some of the best we had while in England. We stayed the night and enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank 4SherylH
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This pub used to be a favourite of my parents but they hadn't been able to go there for some time so we booked a family meal there on Saturday. The staff were as friendly and welcoming as ever. The log fire was blazing in the bar which added to the cosy atmosphere. The food was very tasty and a... More 

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Thank Julie S
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

A group of 20 of us booked for a Christmas meal on a Monday night. We were welcomed and looked after in a timely manner throughout. The food was hot and copious. In fact there were way too many vegetables we felt bad leaving so much. The starters were a meal in their own right. Roast potatoes were cooked well... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We have eaten here many times, but this is the first time we have booked for the Christmas meal, table booked for 6 people the 3 course meal was amazing, starters vey good, main meal those of us that had the turkey meal was surprised at the amount of thick sliced turkey was on our plates, the pork was also... More 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Called in while walking the Cotswold Way. Intended to have a drink- took off boots etc before going in but had the welcome of a smelly fish - two members of staff standing idly behind the bar rudely said no they couldn't do a cup of coffee as they were busy (there was no one at the bar and the... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We arrived on Sunday about 1pm and we where made very welcome by the landlord and his staff. We enjoyed a lovely lunch with a few drinks, the service was very good! 🤗

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited in a weekday lunch time, the waitress was extremely moody and rude. The food was delicious but the whole place was extremely shabby and filthy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Tormarton
  • Phone Number: 01454 218 263

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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