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“Good for lunch”

The Retreat at Stroud
Ranked #37 of 142 Restaurants in Stroud
Cuisines: British
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Good for lunch”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Often meet friends here for lunch (food is only served at lunchtime – in the evenings the Retreat is an altogether different animal, more of a bar). The food is consistently good. They've had the same menu since forever but it's a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" I think. Pretty much always go for chicken enchiladas or the Rösti (the one with stilton topping is especially good). All the dishes I've tried are served with a really tasty salad – not just a few token lettuce leaves but bean sprouts, great dressing etc.. A couple of good ales and lagers on tap and the coffee is good too, although nothing fancy.

The atmosphere in the daytime is great, very relaxed and friendly. Bar staff are all lovely – they seem to have a policy of only employing pretty girls, as another reviewer noted.

I'll keep coming back here and I hope they don't change anything about the menu or decor.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Pub”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Went for lunch today, it was quite busy and there was a good atmosphere. Staff very friendly and food goo looking forward to returning soon.

  • Visited February 2014
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great pub Fantastic Staff”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

This is the sister pub to The Retreat in Cheltenham, so the decor and ambience is welcoming and there is a log fire in the winter. The landlord Ian is always welcoming and like the Retreat in Cheltenham the bar staff are very friendly and of course the bar maids very pretty. They have food at lunchtimes which is very tasty and not to forget the real ale from Stroud brewery and Otter.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Kenneth G
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Food lunch times only”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Wood burner and hot radiators greeted us on this cold but sunny lunchtime in January. The specials board out side boasted Salmon soup and crusty bread. We decided on a veggie enchiladas with nachos, sour cream and salad and me being a meat lover I ordered the beef with bubble and squeak. Hardly had time to drink more that a sips of my stroud ale when our ordered arrived. The enchiladas was chilli hot packed full of tasty vegetables along with a varied salad of pasta and green leaves my beef was three generous slices of beautiful (best I have has in a long time) rare rib eye beef creamed horseradish and a pot of gravy to go with the bubble and squeak. Please note they do not serve food in the evenings but it is a great lunchtime destination just at the edge of the pedestrian area just above the oldest part of Stroud.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank FMacroni
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Saturday lunch”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Stumbled Upon this little gem of a pub ,if you can find it it's well
Worth a visit exelant home made soup and sandwiches.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Chris B
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