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The Retreat (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Stroud - Stroud Organic AleExcellent8
Flying Monk - HabitAcceptable1
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Retreat, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Visits Details

19 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Monday quiz at full throttle.
Flying Monk - Habit4.20AcceptablePulled flat, no condition
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
19 Sep 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Very quiet. Always a copy of Private Eye here to read and chuckle at.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00Excellent
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Another Monday quiz night venue. Must admit I had difficulty hearing the questions.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00ExcellentBest of the evening
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - pub quiz on full throttle even though the mike seemed a bit muffled. Knew an answer or two.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00Excellent
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
04 Jan 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00Excellent
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
03 Nov 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Busy at lunchtime, with many people (like me) clutching their purchases from the excellent Stroud Farmers Market. Every table taken by diners by 12:30. I joined a handful of drinkers leaning on the bar. Good to hear the landlord here enthusing about how very good trade is at this pub.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00GoodNice, amber, well-balanced bitter with a generally malty character but also some good hops.
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
25 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Tuesday night quiet at 2050 hours.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00GoodNowhere near as good as the 5 star condition on a previous visit here.
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit - 2nd pub of my visit. There is always the latest copy of Private Eye waiting to be read in one corner on the street frontage window sill.
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00ExceptionalIn really exceptional form. £3.50 pp seems steep though away from London for a 4% bitter. 2 cm head required topping up - a bit of a Stroud theme tonight
Stroud - Stroud Organic Ale4.00ExceptionalAs exceptional as the first and served full measure
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried

About The Retreat

The pub sign. The Retreat, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1JL.

Located in Church Street just off the High Street and so quite easy to just walk by and miss the turning. Opened in 1988 in partnership with Retreat Cheltenham, after a restoration project to remove the 70s decor. The Retreat now boasts tall ceiling, polished wooden floors, classic bentwood furniture and that red which is only Retreat red. Locally sourced homemade lunches, served 12 noon to 2.30pm Monday to Saturday, this famous quirky bar offers local ales, fine wines and an impressive range of spirits in a relaxed atmosphere This house is equipped (at mid 2012) with 2 hand pumps.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 3 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: GL5 1JL