Majors Retreat

Opening hours -
Mondays -  Closed.
Tuesdays -1200- 1500 and 1900 - close
Wednesdays and Thursdays - 1200-15.00 and 1800 - close
Fridays and Saturdays - 1200-15.00 and 1700-close
Sundays - 1200-1600
QUIZ NIGHT every Friday
8 p.m. start
Part-time, own transport essential, experience preferred.
Please email
or telephone Chris

Majors Retreat
Christmas menu 2021
Farmhouse Pate
A coarse rustic pate served with toast and chutney
Prawn cocktail
Served on a bed of salad leaves topped with thousand island dressing
Vegetable Soup
Served with crusty bread roll
Main course
 Roast Turkey
Traditional Roast turkey with stuffing, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy.
Roast Beef
Traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding and lashings of gravy
Nut Roast
Succulent slice of mushrooms, hazelnuts and rice with a red wine gravy
Salmon in Hollandaise sauce
Pan fried salmon steak with creamy hollandaise sauce
All served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes
Christmas pudding
Served with lashings of brandy sauce
Lemon cheesecake
Served with double cream
Chocolate orange cake
A moist gooey orange sponge with an orange and chocolate glaze served with vanilla ice cream
Cheese and biscuits
A selection of British and continental cheeses.
Dinner Menu - all three courses £24.95
Lunch Menu - main course and dessert £18.95
Xmas Day Open for drinks only 12noon-2p.m.
Boxing Day - Full menu available - from 12 noon
Monday 26 and Tuesday 27th - Bar and bar snacks only
28th December - Lunch only, bar snacks only
Wednesday and Thursday 29th and 30th - as normal.
New Years Eve day - as normal
New Years Evening - Buffet from 7 p.m.
New Years Day - Open - Sunday menu as normal

Welcome to the Majors Retreat


The Majors Retreat pub  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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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

 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.


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 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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