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Great friendly pub

Perfect pub in Malvern with a real friendly atmosphere great beer too.The new outdoor seating area... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Worcester, United Kingdom
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A great little Pub...................

We are new to the area and found ourselves here for a quick pint. This is a great traditional pub... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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Aug 29, 2018
“Great friendly pub ”
Jul 14, 2019
“Drive past”
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83 Newtown Road, Great Malvern WR14 1PD, England
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Reviewed July 14, 2019

I went as far as the door of this nasty little pub then turned round. Drunks hang around and disturb the residents most weekends. I have experienced this when I've stayed with friends. There are much nicer places in Malvern if you want a decent...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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L3032MIsharonc, Owner at The Retired Soldier, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

I'm sorry you did not feel welcome at our pub when you visited us in the middle of a music festival

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Perfect pub in Malvern with a real friendly atmosphere great beer too.The new outdoor seating area looks fabulous.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

We are new to the area and found ourselves here for a quick pint. This is a great traditional pub and friendly too...We will be back.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank F S
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Very small pub based in the foot of the Malvern Hills. Good drinking pub with great people which makes it a great atmosphere. Dart board and duke box on site and plenty of sky sports in the main bar. Beer is decent and reasonably priced!...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank steve7572017
Reviewed May 6, 2016

A very welcoming and cozy little pub. Perfect for family catch ups or just to unwind for a little bit!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank amberlynn12016
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Called in for a drink new years eve..I haven't been to the retired for many years and would like to say how welcoming that landlord and landlady were..the drinks are so cheap ( £1 difference to some pubs around malvern)..we were offered free food, considering...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank 285rhianh
Reviewed December 1, 2015

what a great pub so friendly and welcoming. the landlord and landlady are so nice and ready for a chat. I don't go any were else for a drink. why not pop in and see what I mean. best little pub in Malvern and Worcestershire.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Manda M
Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited this pub recently for the first time in over 40 years Smallest pub in town and used to be the friendliest but not anymore Landford/barman was not what could be called welcoming and the beer is quite poor

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 285davep
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Retired Soldier pub in Newtown Road, Malvern is one that you could drive past and barely notice because its frontage is quite small. But stop - and go in - and it's like the Tardis inside. It is quite roomy - and it is...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Brian C
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sadly the new tenant/landlord has let this pub deteriorate, the glasses are dirty, the toilets smell and customers are frequently overcharged/given the wrong change.

Thank Mike H
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