Saturday 6 June 2020

Gloucestershire Sunday lunch guide

Gather together family and friends and head to one of the top Gloucestershire restaurants featured in SoGlos's Sunday lunch guide.

From hearty family-friendly roasts to decadent three-course feasts, SoGlos has selected a host of Gloucestershire eateries offering delicious Sunday lunches for all budgets and taste.

So, this weekend leave the cooking and washing up to someone else and discover where to tuck into a leisurely Sunday lunch across Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.


Sunday lunch in Cheltenham


The Frogmill


The lowdown

Cotswold style meets country pub at The Frogmill where guests can tuck into a leisurely Sunday roast cooked to perfection. With a light and airy conservatory area, sunny terrace for the summer months, or cosy corners inside, The Frogmill is the ideal venue for a good old roast dinner.

Menu highlights

Start off a sensational meal with a choice of starters including juniper cured house smoked salmon; smoked ham hock and pea terrine; or tuck into a garlic and rosemary studded camembert with sloe gin and damson chutney. For the main event, roasts include 30-day dry aged British beef; roast of the day or Gloucester Old Spot pork, each of which is served with bacon and sage cauliflower cheese, buttered savoy cabbage and glazed root vegetables. And if a Sunday roast isn’t for everyone in the group, The Frogmill offers a sensational selection of tasty mains from beef burgers to ricotta and spinach ravioli. The perfect end to any Sunday lunch, desserts include sticky toffee pudding; vegan mango baked Alaska and; salted caramel fondant, to name just a few options.

SoGlos loves

The Frogmill uses only the best quality meat for its Sunday roasts and cooks them in its Josper Oven, which creates an incredible flavour that will have diners only wanting more.

How much?

Sunday roasts vary in cost at The Frogmill. Dry-aged beef costs £19.50 and the Gloucester Old Spot pork option costs £17. Desserts start at £6.

For more info

Call (01242) 386364 or visit thefrogmill.co.uk directly to book a table.


The Craven Arms

The lowdown

A family-run country pub since 2004, The Craven Arms in Brockhampton has a welcoming, cosy atmosphere perfect for a warming Sunday lunch. Snuggle up next to the roaring fire with a drink before settling in the restaurant for a roast of your choice. Serving up everything from roast beef to wild mushroom nut roast, there’s certainly plenty of choice for diners.

Menu highlights

Start your meal off with a tasty small plate, choosing from a selection of breads with oil and balsamic; gin cured salmon with pickled vegetables; roasted cauliflower with chili and pine nut dressing; asparagus and pea arancini balls, plus more. For the main event, diners are spoilt for choice with options such as roast beef; belly pork and crackling; half chicken; and wild mushroom and nut roast. As standard, all roasts are served up with all the trimmings, including huge Yorkshire puddings. If there’s still some room, tuck into a delicious dessert from sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream; chocolate mousse with hazelnut ice cream; almond rice pudding; apple and rhubarb crumble; and more.

SoGlos loves

With locally-sourced ingredients, The Craven Arms focuses on the sustainability and traceability of its meals. The cheese board, for example, is a great option for those who’d like to try local cheeses, from Cotswold smoked brie to Bath Blue and Single Gloucestershire. Catering for all requirements, the country pub also offers many vegan alternatives.

How much?

Small plates range from £3.50 to £8 per dish. Sunday roasts start at £10 per vegetarian meal, and up to £16.50 for the roast beef. Desserts are £6 per person, with the cheese board priced at £7.50.

For more info

Call (01242) 820410, email cravenarms@live.co.uk, or visit thecravenarms.co.uk.


Sunday lunch in the Cotswolds


The Maytime Inn

The lowdown

The Maytime Inn is a Cotswold country pub and restaurant in the village of Asthall near Burford. Specialising in serving up the finest local produce, The Maytime Inn offers a fantastic Sunday lunch throughout the year.

Menu highlights

Combining local ingredients with an extensive gin, real ale and wine selection, The Maytime Inn offers diners a changing Sunday lunch menu. With vegetables sourced from nearby Asthall Manor’s gardens, guests can expect the very best of seasonal produce throughout the year. Sample starters include a fish platter with smoked mackerel fishcakes, salmon terrine and caper dip; or ham hock terrine with piccalilli. For main, dishes include the likes of loin of pork with roast potatoes and gravy; roast chicken with seasonal vegetables; or Cotswold beef strip loin with a fluffy Yorkshire pudding. Don’t forget to leave room for tempting desserts including the likes of apple and cinnamon crumble; chocolate mousse or passionfruit cheesecake.

SoGlos loves

The Maytime Inn offers more than 150 gins as well as a vast wine selection which can be bought by the glass or the bottle.

How much?

Sunday lunch cost £21.95 for two course and £24.95 for three courses.

For more info

Call (01993) 822068, or visit, themaytime.com.


The Porch House


The lowdown

Nestled in the Cotswold town of Stow-on-the-Wold, The Porch House is England’s oldest inn. Now offering bags of charm and effortlessly stylish modern touches, The Porch House is a great place to get the family together and tuck into some incredible food.

On the menu

Kicking off what promises to be a delicious meal, The Porch House offers starters including pan-roasted scallops or Isle of Wight bruschetta. But diners will want to make room for either the roast of the day; slow braised beef cheek with a Yorkshire pudding; or the pan-roasted Gloucester Old Spot pork fillet served with sage dusted crackling and apple sauce. All Sunday roasts are served with glazed roasted root vegetables, fluffy roast potatoes and a delicious gravy. For something sweet, The Old Porch House serves vanilla crème brûlée; treacle tart or a scrumptious Porch House cheeseboard.

SoGlos loves

Having converted two buildings into one, The Porch House offers plenty of space to tuck into some incredible locally sourced food. For special occasions or family get togethers, The Porch House has a private dining room which can cater for up to 12 guests.

How much?

The slow braised beef cheek costs £17 and the pan-roasted pork fillet costs £16.

For more info

Call (01451) 870048 or visit porch-house.co.uk directly to book a table.


The Sheep on Sheep Street


The lowdown

Fusing together Soho style and Cotswold charm, The Sheep on Sheep Street boasts a beautiful dining space and cosy corners to tuck into, expertly cooked dishes, and wood-fired pizzas, made fresh to order.

On the menu

Sit down for what promises to be a treat for the taste buds at The Sheep on Sheep Street. Sunday starters include squid fritto miso with fried Padron peppers; barbeque pulled pork nachos; or garlic buttered dough balls. Roasts include native breed dry-aged rump; Gloucester Old Spot cola and honey roasted gammon ham; roast of the day, or a trio of roasts. Each tempting option is served with seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese and plenty of delicious gravy. Delectable desserts include pavlova of the day; a duo of brownies; or apple, pear and almond frangipane slice.

SoGlos loves

Famous for its incredible pizzas, The Sheep on Sheep Street serves up freshly made pizzas on Sundays too for those that don’t fancy a roast dinner. With a large choice of toppings, extras and vegan or gluten-free options, the pizzas are a must-try.

How much?

The roasted native breed dry aged rump costs £18, the honey roasted gammon costs £16.50 and the trio of roasts costs £20.

For more info

Call (01451) 830344 or visit thesheepstow.co.uk directly to book a table.


Egypt Mill

The lowdown

Nestled in the Cotswold town of Nailsworth is Egypt Mill, an idyllic hotel and restaurant brimming with period features. The converted 16th century mill still has a working wheel, and with flagstone floors and wooden beams, the interiors are full of characterful charm. A great place to bring the whole family, Egypt Mill serves the most heart-warming Sunday lunches which use fresh, local produce.

Menu highlights

Served until 6pm, Egypt Mill’s Sunday lunch menu begins with a selection of appetisers. Featuring dishes such as dusted squid with paprika mayonnaise; chicken goujons; and deep-fried halloumi chips with sweet chilli mayonnaise. Moving onto starters, the restaurant offers dishes such as breaded brie with cranberry sauce; chef’s soup of the day with home baked breads; and pan-seared scallops with black pudding and apple purée. For the main course, there’s a selection of roast beef; chicken; loin of pork; and chef’s nut roast. All come served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and gravy.

SoGlos loves

Offering something a bit different, the restaurant also provides the option to have your roast dinner served inside a crispy giant Yorkshire pudding. Served with a side of roast potatoes, this dish is certainly one for the Yorkshire pud fans out there.

How much?

Appetisers are priced at £4.50 each or three for £12. Starters cost from £5 and roast dinners cost £11.50 for the vegetarian option, £14.50 for the loin of pork and chicken breast, and £15 for the topside of beef. The filled Yorkshire pudding is £10 per person.

For more info

Call (01453) 833449 or visit egyptmill.com to book at table.


Sunday lunch in Gloucester


Dewinton Restaurant at Hatherley Manor


The lowdown

Enjoy Sunday lunch in the elegant surroundings of 17th century manor house hotel, Hatherley Manor. Set in 37 acres of rolling countryside on the outskirts of Gloucester, but just a short drive to Cheltenham, the hotel’s Dewinton restaurant uses the finest seasonal ingredients and sources the best local produce for its menus. A two or three-course Sunday lunch is served from 12pm to 2pm.

Menu highlights

Diners can expect starters such as butternut squash and sage arancini; soup of the day; ham hock and smoked chicken terrine with tomato chutney; and potted chicken liver pate served with baby salad. Main course options include roast sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding; roast loin of pork with sage stuffing and a chipolata sausage; grilled fillet of sea bream with sautéed potatoes and spinach cream sauce; or pan roasted potato gnocchi. Dessert options feature strawberry and mandarin cheesecake with fruit coulis; chocolate torte with Chantilly cream and raspberry; banoffee tarte with vanilla ice cream; or baked meringue with Chantilly cream, berry compote and fresh strawberries.

SoGlos loves

Hatherley Manor also has a state-of-the-art spa on site, offering a range of pampering treatments, perfect for relaxing after an indulgent lunch. Why not team your Sunday lunch with a relaxing dip in the vitality pool, or a manicure so you’re ready for the week ahead?

How much?

A three-course Sunday lunch is £25 for adults and £12.50 for children aged two to 12; while there’s also a two course option where adults are priced at £19.50, or £9.75 for children.

For more info

Call (01452) 730217, email events@hatherleymanor.com or visit hatherleymanor.com.


Sunday lunch Stroud


Stonehouse Court Hotel


The lowdown

17th-century manor house hotel, Stonehouse Court, is situated in a picturesque location overlooking the Stroud Water Canal and offers a delightful setting to enjoy a delicious Sunday roast. The hotel’s Court Brasserie serves up a two- or three-course lunch every Sunday – providing the perfect excuse to let someone else do the cooking and washing up on the traditional day of rest!

Menu highlights

The two- or three-course set Sunday Lunch Menu changes every week, promising to keep taste buds on their toes, and ensure that no two visits to this country house hotel are the same.

Starters include cream of mushroom soup; Frito served with tartar and curry; and halloumi fries served with sweet chilli. Delicious mains range from roasted sirloin of beef with Yorkshire pudding and all the trimmings, or roast pork shoulder with sage and onion stuffing; through to cod fillet with Dauphinoise potatoes, served with a mussel sauce; or mushroom vol au vent served with Stilton. Diners can round off their meals with desserts including pineapple upside-down cake with whipped cream; lemon tart with raspberry sorbet; warm sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream; or a selection of cheese and biscuits.

SoGlos loves

If you’re dining on a sunny day, enjoy a pre-lunch drink on the alfresco terrace and soak up the beautifully manicured gardens, while during the winter months the lounge makes the perfect spot for an aperitif. There’re also plenty of drinks choices from the 1601 cocktail bar, if you’re looking for something special this Sunday.

How much

The Sunday lunch is £18 per person for two courses and £24 for three.

For more info

Call (01453) 794950 or visit stonehousecourt.co.uk directly.


Toni’s Kitchen at Bisley House


The lowdown

Promising to bring a true taste of Italy to the heart of the Cotswolds, Toni’s Kitchen in Stroud’s Bisley House, offers an ever-changing seasonal menu, from the team behind successful local pizzeria company, Fat Toni’s. Combining the family run business’s Italian roots with classic French finesse, the menu offers simple dishes with playful twists, hand prepared on site.

Menu highlights

While the Sunday menu changes seasonally to ensure the freshest produce is always available, popular Sunday dishes include starters, or Primi of chicken tortellini in its own broth; N’duja glazed ribs with farro salad; and tempura vegetables with sweet chilli dressing. Mains, or Secondi, include dishes such as Cotswold pork chop or roast rump of pepper and ash beef, served with roast potatoes, roast root vegetables, seasonal greens, stuffing and gravy; pesto and artichoke lasagna with a mixed leaf salad; and prawn and pea risotto.

SoGlos loves

If meat isn’t for you, Toni’s Kitchen offers an eclectic vegetarian and vegan menu, with a range of specially designed starters, mains and desserts to ensure you can still enjoy the fabulous flavours that Toni’s Kitchen has to offer.

How much?

Starters are priced at £8, mains are £16 and desserts cost £8. Coffee and petit fours or affogato are £5 each.

For more info

Call (01453) 751328, or visit toniskitchen.co.uk directly.


Sunday lunch in Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Park

The lowdown

Offering something different to a traditional Sunday lunch, Tewkesbury Park’s now famous Sunday Brunch is a must-visit destination for foodies. Promising a buffet style selection of hot and cold savoury delights; a tower of cakes, pastries and mini puddings; locally sourced and seasonal produce; fresh juices and blended smoothies; and the pièce de résistance – a chocolate fountain. Guests can take a seat in the stunning Mint Restaurant with gorgeous panoramic views across the Cotswold Hills.

Menu highlights

Choose from savoury highlights including traditional breakfast items, all locally sourced and seasonal; an array of hot and cold treats including a poached egg bar with toppings from smashed avocado through to pulled pork and hollandaise, individual tartlets and breads; and an overflowing salad selection. Those with a sweet tooth will have their eye on the readily flowing chocolate fountain and accompanying dips such as marshmallows, sweets and mini pastries, while there’s plenty of cake choices for those who’d like a more traditional treat. If you’re celebrating, there’s the option of brunch cocktails or bubbles, to make it an even more special occasion.

SoGlos loves

If you’re already enjoying an overnight stay at Tewkesbury Park, you can enjoy a lie in, skip breakfast and tuck into this very special brunch for an additional £10 per person.

How much?

Sunday Brunch at Tewkesbury Park costs £20 for adults, £10 for children between five and 10 years-old, with under-fives dining for free.

For more info

Call (01684) 272300 or visit tewkesburypark.co.uk/sunday-brunch.


© SoGlos
Saturday 22 February 2020

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