Majors Retreat

IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT DIRECTIVES ........ WE WILL NOW BE RE-OPENING - FOR OUTDOOR TABLE SERVICE ONLY - from 12th April!  Table space is limited and available only on a first come, first served basis - no bookings possible.  Social distancing MUST be maintained.
PLEASE NOTE - WE ARE NOT YET OPEN FOR ACCOMMODATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Opening hours will be -
Mondays - Thursdays - 1200-15.30
Fridays and Saturdays - 1200-15.30 and 1700-close
Sundays - 1200-15.30
PLEASE NOTE - these times are subject to change!  Reduced menus will be available.
Fridays and Saturdays 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Battered haddock, chips and peas
Crispy breaded scampi, chips and peas
Majors burger with bacon, cheese and onion rings with chips, salad and coleslaw
Chicken curry with rice
Vegetable samosa with veg balti rice
ALL £9.00
This week ...
Lamb and vegetable pie and chips, peas and gravy - £10
Grilled cajun spiced chicken breast with skinny fries, salad and coleslaw. - £12
or Slow-cooked huntsman pork steak with new potatoes and veg.
Sundays 12noon - 2.30 p.m.
Traditional roast dinner £9.00
Hot crumble and custard
Available to eat outside or take home.  You are welcome to have a drink whilst you wait to collect your order.
We are looking forward to seeing you once we re-open on 12th April for drinks and dining in our outside seating area. We will offer all our food, beer cider and wine for takeaway.

Welcome to the Majors Retreat


The 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.  This is an ideal place to meet up with family and friends travelling from so many directions


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.
We are a dog-friendly pub - as long as the owners are well-behaved and on the end of a lead at all times!  Dogs, apart from Guide Dogs, are NOT allowed in the Dining Room.

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 Opening Hours
Closed All Day
Closed All Day
12:00 till 3:00
6:00 till 9:00
12:00 till 3:00
6:00 till 9:00
12:00 till 3:00
6:00 till 9:00
12:00 till 3:00
6:00 till 9:00
12:00 till 3:00
6:00 till 9:00

Excellent Food and Drink


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.


PLEASE NOTE Our kitchen closes at 2.30 p.m., Monday-Saturday and re-opens at 6 p.m, ( 7 p.m. on Sundays). As of week commencing10th February and until further notice, the kitchen will be CLOSED Sunday evenings and ALL DAY Mondays.






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.

The Majors Retreat offers basic (1 star) B&B accommodation of 3 ensuite rooms: three twin bedrooms  at very reasonable prices - please contact us for details.

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.

Contact Us: For further information, book a table, room reservations etc, please call us on

01454 218 263/218899 or email for a warm welcome at the Majors Retreat in Tormarton, Gloucestershire GL9 1HZ.

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