From succulent roasted meats to hearty veggie alternatives, SoGlos has you covered with our round-up of the best pubs and restaurants in Gloucestershire to tuck into Sunday lunch — a British rite of passage!
The King's Arms Prestbury in Cheltenham
Available until 5pm every Sunday, for hungry eaters looking for a delicious roast dinner in a cosy atmosphere, head to The King's Arms in Prestbury on the outskirts of Cheltenham.
Priding itself on only using sustainable, seasonal ingredients, guests can choose from roast beef with horseradish, half a roast grain-fed chicken or a veggie beetroot and smoked cheddar parcel with truffled artichoke pesto — each served with cauliflower cheese, roasted seasonal vegetables and Savoy cabbage.
The best part? The roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy is unlimited — so you can have as much as your heart desires, at £24 for two courses or three courses for a further £6.
The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden
For an indulgent roast dinner after a brisk walk in the Cotswold countryside, The Ebrington Arms in Chipping Campden offers options for all manner of tastes.
Starters include warm sourdough with homemade yeast butter or leek and potato soup; while for the main event, there's the choice of mushroom wellington, roast chicken breast or roast rump of beef. Not forgetting a seriously tempting dessert menu to satisfy those after-dinner sweet cravings.
Served from 12pm to 4pm on Sundays, prices start at £17 and there's also a children's menu with smaller portions to keep the little ones happy.
The Ship Inn in Stroud
Set in the heart of Brimscombe in Stroud, The Ship Inn serves a wide range of locally brewed beers alongside its popular Sunday lunch menu.
Guests can start by tucking into a sharing platter of bread and olives with hummus, before moving onto the main course with meat options featuring pork with crackling, slow-roasted lamb, chicken and beef striploin — with a vegetarian option of a sweet potato and pumpkin filo parcel.
Priced at £14.95 for adults and £7.95 for children, Sunday dinners come with roast potatoes, stuffing, cauliflower cheese, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy.
Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham
Offering an array of mouth-watering options for Sunday lunch, tuck into a meal surrounded by the light and elegant decor of Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham.
Inspired by its chef patron, Raymond Blanc, Brasserie Blanc focuses on seasonal ingredients in dishes created with a French twist. Guests can enjoy starters like cheese soufflé and escargots, before ordering a main of beef, chicken or a beetroot and smoked cheddar parcel for vegetarians.
Available every Sunday until 5pm, two courses cost £24 and add a third for a further £6. Plus, each roast comes with the usual trimmings, including bottomless roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and gravy!
The Farmer's Boy Inn in the Forest of Dean
Famous for its epic pies, The Farmer's Boy Inn in Longhope offers a unique take on Sunday lunch with its Sunday roast dinner pie. Priced at £17.50, the dish has all the classic elements of a roast, all stuffed into a pastry casing — with a crisp Yorkshire pudding on the side.
There's also a traditional roast menu, with Herefordshire roast beef, roast pork loin with homemade stuffing and crackling, and a baked Mediterranean tartlet for veggies and vegans.
The main roast menu costs £15, with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding all included.
Sef Steakhouse in Cheltenham
As well as its prime cuts of dry-aged meat, Sef Steakhouse in Cheltenham's Quadrangle also has a menu specially created for Sunday lunch, with prices ranging from £18 up to £22.50 depending on the choice of meat.
The independent restaurant's Sunday offering is available from 12pm to 5.30pm and features beef sirloin, pork belly, lamb leg, chicken and a veggie roast roll of beetroot, mushroom and roast pepper.
All choices come with the usual roast potatoes, local greens, carrots, parsnips, a Yorkshire pudding and gravy — and there's also the option to add herb crushed cauliflower cheese and red cabbage at an extra cost.
The Chequers in Chipping Norton
A traditional pub set in the picturesque village of Churchill in Chipping Norton, grab a candle-lit table by the open fire in the bar dining area of The Chequers and tuck into a Sunday feast with family and friends.
Menu highlights include dry aged Hereford sirloin of beef with a Yorkshire pudding; Kelmscott's pork loin and belly with apple sauce and crackling; and corn-fed chicken with pigs and blankets and bread sauce — with prices ranging from £25 to £12 for a kids-sized roast dinner.
All the roasts are served with roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower cheese and a selection of seasonal vegetables.
The Fleet Inn at Twyning near Tewkesbury
With a varied menu accompanied with gorgeous views, grab a table at The Fleet Inn at Twyning near Tewkesbury and tuck into a warming Sunday lunch, looking out over the River Avon.
The menu features meat options starting from £16.95, with a rump of Hereford and Angus beef, belly of West End Farm pork, and Castlemead Farm chicken; as well as a seasonal vegetable wellington for vegetarians, priced at £14.95.
All the options on The Fleet's Great British Sunday Roast menu are served with roast potatoes, a Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veg and red wine gravy.
Tudor Farmhouse in the Forest of Dean
Step inside the warm interiors of the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel in Clearwell, to sample its afternoon menu that includes plenty of yummy Sunday lunch options.
From belly pork with Hispi cabbage, carrots and tenderstem broccoli to roast beef with a Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy, you'll be able to find a flavoursome option to warm you up after a walk through the forest — at a cost of £17 per main course dish.
Served from 12pm to 2pm daily, top it all off with a hearty dessert, with choices including bread and butter pudding or a scoop or two of ice cream.
Hotel Du Vin in Cheltenham
Chic and modern, Hotel du Vin in Cheltenham offers an elegant dining experience for a traditional Sunday lunch.
Enjoy two courses for £29.95 per person or indulge in a three-course feast for £34.95 each, in which guests can choose an appetiser from its French Market Table, before moving on to the Roast du Vin menu.
Featuring a roasted sirloin of beef and roasted chicken with stuffing, Hotel du Vin's roasts fulfil all the requirements of a fabulous Sunday lunch.
The Painswick in Stroud
The Painswick in Stroud serves up a flavoursome flurry of Sunday lunch dishes, available from 12pm to 3pm each week.
Tuck into a warm truffle pudding with smoked onion and Tunworth cheese or torched Loch Duart salmon with miso crème fraiche to start; before moving on to a roast Stokes Marsh Farm rump of beef or Tamworth pork loin with all the trimmings; finishing with a classic affogato or sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Two courses at The Painswick will set you back £32, while three courses are priced at £38.
Brickhampton Court Golf Complex in Gloucester
Served from 9am to 4pm, choose from an overnight roasted topside of beef, a rosemary-roasted pork loin or a vegan nut roast for £16, or go bigger with two courses for £22. And if you fancy a feast, you can enjoy a sumptuous three-course lunch for £28, too.
All roasts at Nineteen are served with the usual trimmings and a smaller sized roast for children is available for £8.
The Bell at Sapperton in Cirencester
A country pub near Cirencester, The Bell at Sapperton uses local produce and has its very own ‘Wine Wall’ which offers diners a vast selection of great wines to pair with their roast.
For Sunday lunch, check out the Sunday Special of Jesse Smith Butchers' Cotswold Longhorn beef sirloin; rosemary-marinated Gloucestershire pork loin; and slow-roasted leg of Cotswold lamb — all with roasties, honey-roasted parsnips, seasonal greens and a Yorkshire pudding.
Prices vary depending on meat, starting at £16 for the veggie option of a roast root vegetable wellington with all the trimmings and vegetable gravy.