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The Major's Retreat

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££ - £££, British,
Cotswold Way High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HZ, England
+44 1454 218263
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (10 reviews)
“tagine” (3 reviews)
“cod” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Cotswold Way High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 10 arrived to a very genuine and warm welcome. Our table was in the dining room and we were not rushed to make our choices from the wide variety of dishes available. The chef personally took our orders and was happy to...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In addition to good food and drink, the owner/ bartender took the time to give us excellent advice on our next day's hike on Cotswold Way.

Thank Jerry A
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We ate dinner here whilst walking the Cotswold Way. The landlord was very friendly and welcoming, including giving us advice on the next section of the was. The menu was standard 'pub grub' but it was nicely cooked and the portions were absolutely enormous. Prices...More

Thank Yorks-Rick-and-Sue
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

The Cod Almighty was pretty close to what we ate straight off the boat in Newfoundland. My husband’s chicken fajita was also very well done. Everyone was very friendly. I rate this place very highly.

Thank Gerargcan
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was our first visit to the Major's Retreat. We were warmly welcomed and made to feel comfortable. Lots of locals were in and the tables were full so we were glad that we had booked. There was a good choice of lunch choices including...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Lovely country pub (could do with a lick of paint), does great food, friendly staff and we were talked through the rest of the Cotswold way route but a very knowledgeable gentleman.

Thank Thisisour0pinion
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here for an evening meal and were not disappointed. Roy was very welcoming and wanted to ensure we were looked after. The homemade chilli and the curry were delicious, served to our table by the chef himself. Good choice of real ales...More

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Me and my mother stopped off here for lunch on our way to a spa break. I had already looked up this establishment online prior to going and saw it was highly rated so chose it as our pitstop. Upon arrival the staff were very...More

Thank f1debs2014
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

lovely old fashioned pub great food and real ales.frencly staff are all ways helpfull and chatty.dog friendly and right near the m4 and on the Cotswold way

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Called in for lunch on sat what a lovely place made welcome from the host the food was excellent all in all there was no complaints if you are in the area you should pay it a visit

Thank mojo1249
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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
Steve W
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cotswold Way High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Tormarton
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 218263
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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 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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