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Major's Retreat

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Sandwiches, British, English, Pub
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellet lunch in a friendly pub

I stopped here at lunchtime whilst walking the Cotswold Way. The fish finger and fried egg sandwich was served in a fabulous brown doorstep slices, and the chicken soup was rich, creamy, and had far, far more chicken in it than I have ever had in any other chicken soup. An unqualified success... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I stopped here at lunchtime whilst walking the Cotswold Way. The fish finger and fried egg sandwich was served in a fabulous brown doorstep slices, and the chicken soup was rich, creamy, and had far, far more chicken in it than I have ever had in any other chicken soup. An unqualified success. Good beers too, and the landlord was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Just been for Sunday Lunch as break on long drive from Cornwall to London. Found on TA, as very close to M4. Arrived around 2.15pm, place was busy, but not too much so as to hamper the staff being friendly, chatty and as helpful as could be desired. Food was quick, great value, generous in size, and tasty. Best Sunday... More 

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Herts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visted the pub whilst walking the Cotswold Way in May. It was a Friday night and the dinner was a Chinese buffet. Wouldn't normally go for that food bit it was very good. Chef had prepared his own excellent char Sui. A very good selection of real ales. It was a busy evening but all the service was run very... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Called in on way to Devon as pub is just off M4 motorway. Friendly service and good food. The doorstep sandwiches really are doorstops! Touch of faded glory to the premises but it's clean, welcoming and good value- the bees not bad either!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I was really happy that I found the Major's retreat after walking from Bath on the Cotswolds Way. The landlord was jovial and bubbly, helpful and kind and the food was just lovely. Good Cider - Stowford Press. Landlord let me wild camp in his garden. Top notch place.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Paid a visit to the Major's Retreat during a Bank Holiday weekend stay at the local Best Western hotel. We visited Sunday evening for a meal and were very impressed by the quality of the food, price and speed of service. The landlord is a very distinguished character who runs a wonderful pub. I had the Gammon Steak which tasted... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Open fire, hearty portions of good home cooked food and a convivial atmosphere. Almost guaranteed plenty of banter if you're walking the Cotswold Way - or further). I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, and even picked up a new reading book from the charity exchange library.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Visited recently when we stayed nearby, great little country pub.Good honest food at a very fair price with good sized portions. Friendly welcome from the locals and the landlord is a real character, all in all we enjoyed it and will go back again, lovely place.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

A warm welcome, great pub food and the kids love it. This was our fourth visit as just off the M4 it is a great meeting place for the family if passing this way. Curry with rice & chips, a tasty burger and child meals that hit the mark and include free ice cream. Shame no chilli this time as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We use this after working weekends,Food always been very good, Its a small but good menu.large meals.,we get on very well Roy the landlord always happy feeling here keep it up.

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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: Sandwiches, British, English, Pub

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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: Sandwiches, British, English, Pub

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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