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Major's Retreat

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Bar, British, Pub
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High Street, Tormarton | Gloucestershire, Tormarton GL91HZ, England
01454 218 263
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Dursley, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't have any food but believe the good reviews but there is no excuse for the decor. The outside area is the worst I have ever encountered in the UK. Spend a few bob and get it sorted.

Thank Andy M
Bath, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off on Saturday for a country drink. we were driving a collection of vintage cars. We received a really warm welcome and were made to feel special. The landlord was a lovely guy and was a good friend for the time we were there. Thank you.

Thank Martin D
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok the Major's Retreat needs a lick of paint but don't let that fool you. The range of meals served here is impressive and cooked to perfection whilst the portions would satisfy the heartiest appetite. There is a good range of wines, spirits, ciders and ales (including Pigs Ear which was introduced to me as a pint of anaesthetic!) all... More 

Thank Pilgrim1970
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please support this local pub, the outside of the pub maybe misleading, very cosy inside. We went for a meal when were on the Cotswold Way, the landlord was very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious, as the was the beer, which the landlord let us taste before we bought. We do not eat meat, and our choices at... More 

Thank Christine S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off of M4 for lunch as we prefer adventure and stumbled across the major and his retreat. A convivial host, fine ales and a hearty lunch of steak and kidney pie (delicious) and very large burgers. Plenty of good conversation with the eponymous one. We will be back one day as it half way between Devon and the rest... More 

Thank Devonciderboy
Brassington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many thanks to the landlord of the Majors Retreat for holding open the kitchen so we could have a meal what can I say the meal was outstanding portion size right and local ales perfect many thanks will definitely call again when in the area and if I do win the lottery that 2.5 million is yours once again many... More 

Thank mogwie
London, UK
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315 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I hate giving bad reviews, because I'm generally a glass-half-full being and maybe you turn up on a bad day when the chef's wife has run off with the postman, but in this case I was very disappointed in the interior appearance of the pub with its patterned carpet, old beer smell and everything feeling slightly sticky. I do remember... More 

Thank PestfromBuda
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

my family went out for dinner all happy,AMAZING food for an amazing day and we were looked after very well even with seven of us!

Thank milliesady020905
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Ny wife and I had an evening meal here during our walk after having left our car in the car park. Roy, the landlord was most welcoming and the perfect host, the food and drink were excellent, just what we needed after a day's walking! I can without doubt, advise that you stop off here for good food and good... More 

Thank John G
Holland, Michigan
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

While we were walking the Cotswold way we stopped there for our dinner. I had a ploughman which was filling and the beer was perfect!! The landlord is very, very, very eccentric Lovely pub, nice atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

Thank Vandownbuytheriver

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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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