The Top Traditional Sunday Roasts In Rural England

Danielle Wood

Sunday roast dinners are the epitome of British dining. Some are a dab-hand at orchestrating the perfect roast potato and mustering up a smooth gravy at home even Bisto would envy, while others prefer to end their weekend with a traditional Sunday roast in a countryside setting. We check out the top mouth watering Sunday roasts to be savoured amidst the rural English landscape.

Courtesy of The Duck Inn

1. The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn is a tucked away Hampshire gem with a strong country sports essence. From mounted war memorabilia to tartan blankets wrapped over dining chairs, it feels reminiscent of a bygone England. The Anchor Inn celebrates the story of food from catch to plate – holding nature close to the integrity of how their dishes are served. Step back in time and make your Sunday roast festivity an historic one. You can chose from a two or three course Sunday roast dinner. Both choices have a selection of roast beef, pork and chicken. After polishing off your meal, fall in love with one of their scenic walking routes and breathe in the fresh country air.
The Anchor Inn, Lower Froyle, Alton, Hampshire, UK, +44 (0)1420 23261

2. Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

A Georgian manor house is the perfect English countryside escape from London. Make your Sunday roast experience a weekend getaway and saddle up with horse riding or practise your Wimbledon tennis skills on their grandiose outdoor grounds. Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire offers a luxury Sunday roast which includes a glass of champagne, cold starter buffet followed by a selection of carved meats with all the trimmings. All produce served reflects their country character and elegant stately style. To avoid disappointment, you often need to reserve two weeks in advance, but you will never look back.
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield, Hampshire, UK, +44 (0)1252 853000

The King’s Head Inn

A quaint Cotswold village is the idyllic setting for a scrumptious Sunday roast. The King’s Head Inn is a restored 16th century pub. Whether you are planning to indulge in their Sunday roast in winter or summer, you will be welcomed by a roaring fire or luscious village greens. This Good Food Guide pub offers a Sunday roast of either beef or Lamb including all the trimmings. After your hearty roast dinner, pull on your Wellington boots and plod through the Oxfordshire countryside or jump on a bicycle (bicycle hire is available via The King’s Head Inn) to explore the panoramic fields at your fingertips.
The King’s Head Inn, The Green, Bledington, Oxfordshire, UK,+44 (0)1605 658365

3. The Hinds Head

Pub, British

In the heart of restaurateur village, the Michelin star The Hinds Head in Bray, offers British cuisine in a 15th century pub. To honour the history of their building, unconventional chef Heston Blumenthal has connected with the Tudor Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace in an effort to bring traditional British dishes to The Hinds Head. Their high calibre Sunday roast dinner is not to be missed. Choose from their roast sirloin of Highland beef with Yorkshire pudding or roast pork collar with crackling, stuffing and apple sauce. As The Hinds Head is in high demand, both Sunday roast dishes are subject to availability.

4. The Duck Inn

Pub, British

If you want a Sunday roast with an outstanding coastal range,The Duck Inn near the North Norfolk coast is up your street. As of March 2013, The Duck Inn was reopened and ran by couple Ben and Sarah Handley, whose desire was to create an inviting pub with Norfolk grown produce at it’s core. Mr and Mrs Handley deserve commendable praise for catapulting The Duck Inn to successful heights. Unlike most Sunday roast venues, this front running pub hosts a Sunday roast beef or roast pork from midday. Their Sunday roast and Norfolk beaches will blow you away and boost your appreciation for England’s stunning vista.

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