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Portcullis Inn, Tormarton

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Sorry! Should have confirmed that the pub is now known as the "Major's Retreat" though your till receipt will still say "Portcullis Inn"!
fellwalker - 16 Jun 2014 16:38
What a delightful pub - in my opinion what a true country pub should be! Locally-brewed real ales, kept to perfection, and real pub food, not all that "drizzled in this" or "sprinkled with that" rubbish! A caring, helpful landlord who is able to intelligently describe his beers. Quiet position, yet just a few minutes from the M4. We broke our journey from Swansea to Surrey there on a Sunday evening. What a godsend and how refreshing to find a pub that serves evening meals on a Sunday. We'll be back!
fellwalker - 16 Jun 2014 16:34
I think this pub is now renamed the Major's Retreat.
mim - 13 Mar 2013 18:33
This is our M4 lunch stop when travelling West (or East for dinner) due to its handy 5 minute diversion off the motorway and direction by CAMRAS's Good Beer Guide. Tucked away in Tomarton village, it serves a reasonably priced, generously served, variety of meals. The ales are well kept and the landlord is friendly with a style of dry humour. The pub seems to be in the midst of a gradual name change, to the General's Retreat to distinguish it from another Port Cullis in a town nearby. It is frequented by hikers from the close passing Cotswold Way. A great stop-off for all.
mim - 18 Apr 2007 13:42
This one is a gem. An old Cotswold stone building covered in ivy about a mile from M4 J18 toward Stroud. The bar area is two level and open with 8 or 9 four seater tables. The door to the right of the bar leads to a large oak panelled dining room which wouldn't look out of place in a country house hotel. Food is very good - freshly cooked, generously portioned and good value - and the kitchen is kept busy. The landlord is a real character and very welcoming. The range and condition of the beers is superb. Three or four guests from local micros and Sharps of Cornwall and the excellent Uley Pigs Ear which is a permanent guest. There reasonably priced accommodation available. Well worth searching out. 9/10.
MrLloydEvans - 1 Jun 2006 14:55
"You wouldn't find it unless you knew where it was type" of pub. An old pub with a quirky atmosphere but great food. Beer is kept well and the landlord has a very dry sense of humour. Personally love it for it's food.
sakman - 16 Jun 2005 16:00

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