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The Major's Retreat

Cotswold Way High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HZ, England
+44 1454 218263
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (12 reviews)
“pigs ear” (6 reviews)
“pudding” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Cotswold Way High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
1  Thank Jet777221
Reviewed November 3, 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 Emily H
Reviewed October 25, 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 October 17, 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 October 15, 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
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Visited for the first time at lunchtime today. Received a warm welcome, and ordered lunch - partner had pie and I had ham, eggs and chips. Both meals were served very quickly and were hot and huge portions! The excellent Pigs Ear was served straight...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mich189
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We went here today om our way home from Heathrow after a long flight hoping to get a nice British lunch!, on arrival the lady behind the bar was nice and friendly no complaints there. ordered garlic mushrooms with brioche toast and garlic bread for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rachelblue46
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The Crawley supporters were on their travels again to play Forest Green Rovers - The Majors Retreat is now our prefered stop - we are always are made welcome - now becoming locals because of the number of visits we have made - Again our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alain H
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Cate J
May 21, 2018|
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Response from mojo1249 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are a few but they don't mind dogs inside
January 29, 2018|
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Response from ShiplakeHM | Reviewed this property |
Yes and has been said, they are very accommodating.
Ben K
July 29, 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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