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The Major's Retreat


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$8 - US$16
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this wonderful pub in the serenely quiet village of Tormarton (but just off the M4 junction of the same name), and it proved to be just about the perfect quintessentially English pub. A delightfully eccentric landlord - affable and hugely welcoming - roaring...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Martin F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner during a motorway break, rather than eat at a services. So glad we did - great food and specials, good drinks choices and very friendly landlord. Would come again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eleri_M92
Reviewed 20 December 2018

What a sublime pub. Roy, the landlord, is a one off and as fine a host as I’ve come across in years. The beer comes in jugs straight from the Still Room. Elders and Pigs Ear are local brews and are delightful beers. The food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 643grahamt
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to the Major’s Retreat. Roy and his team never fail to give anyone a warm welcome. They have a great varied menu. Today we had Sunday roast. We could have small or regular portion but this was more like regular...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Loraine4
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Old fashioned pub with typical bar menu. Food comes quickly staff friendly and approachable. Good portion size. Dogs welcome

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Janetlawna
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We planned to meet friends here for lunch and never crossed the threshold due to the tatty look of the place with peeling paint and rotten windows. A sign in the window informed us that smoking is permitted in all areas! Opening hours were scribbled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

So we have just left the pub having had a completely hilarious visit after a Cotswolds walk with friends and our dog! The couple who served us were perfectly hilarious, a very dry and extremely dead pan humour that completely set the tone, the cellar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank emilyh812
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Lots of good reviews on here, so not sure if we caught them on a bad day. Me and a friend had been for a walk along the Cotswold Way and fancied a pint at the end of the walk. The Majors Retreat was the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank GoPlaces771465
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

lovely food and beer great steak and kidney shortcrust pie with a bottom good chicken great wickwar and elmer beers

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lee H
Reviewed 16 October 2018

excellent food served here.parking available & good beer.friendly staff & you must talk to the landlord & here his stories.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Arthur P
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Cate J
21 May 2018|
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Response from mojo1249 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a few but they don't mind dogs inside
29 January 2018|
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Response from ShiplakeHM | Reviewed this property |
Yes and has been said, they are very accommodating.
Ben K
29 July 2017|
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Response from The-Nosh-Ninja | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Sunday lunch is excellent and dogs are allowed in the fairly large bar area.
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