23 of the tastiest vegetarian roast dinners to try in Gloucestershire

Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian or looking to experiment with more plant-based cuisine, enjoy a meat-free roast with SoGlos rounding up 23 delicious veggie dinners to try in Gloucestershire.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
With everything from celeriac, mushroom and pearl barley wellington to homemade nut roasts with lashings of gravy, find the perfect plant-based roast in Gloucestershire.

There’s nothing like a delicious roast dinner to warm up on cold winter days – and with plenty of plant-based options available, Gloucestershire veggies and vegans can enjoy a meat-free feast too.

From traditional Cotswold country pubs to luxury hotels, SoGlos has rounded up a whopping 23 of the tastiest vegetarian roast dinners to tuck into across the county.

Vegetarian roasts at The Five Alls in Cheltenham

Located on Bath Road in Cheltenham, The Five Alls has made a name for itself as a must-visit Sunday roast destination.

Diners can enjoy meatless meals, such as its original lentil and nut roast with gravy and a selection of trimmings, including creamy buttery mash, piccolo parsnips, heritage carrots and more.

Vegetarian roasts at The Langton in Cheltenham

Whether you’re looking to take the hassle out of feeding the family at the weekend, or yearning for a delicious hangover cure, The Langton has you covered with a menu packed full of tempting vegetarian roast options. 

Served with plump Yorkshire puddings, roasted potatoes and fresh sauteed veg, diners can dig in to its fig and dolcelatte roast for the main course, with creamy dauphinoise potatoes and cauliflower cheese on the side.

Vegetarian roasts at The Edgemoor Inn near Stroud

If you’ve worked up an appetite after a leisurely Sunday stroll, the cosy Edgemoor Inn is a destination country pub welcoming guests to enjoy a roast, prepared from scratch with ingredients sourced from local Cotswold producers.

Diners can dig into crispy roast potatoes, fluffy Yorkshire puddings and a traditional range of vegetable accompaniments. 

Vegetarian roasts at The Bear Inn in Cirencester

Dating back to the 18th century and decorated with charming old beams and a roaring fireplace, The Bear Inn in Cirencester is a great cosy destination to enjoy a vegetarian roast dinner.

Its menu features a masala-spiced carrot tart, crisps chickpeas and coriander chutney to start; veggie roast of the day served with all the trimmings including mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan cauliflower cheese, plus red wine gravy for the main event; and various sides, so guests can dig into some beautiful vegetarian flavours.

Vegetarian roasts at The Green Dragon near Cowley

Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, not only does The Green Dragon offer a cosy pub vibe with roaring log fires, beamed ceilings and flagstone floors, it also serves an excellent vegetarian roast dinner.

The menu includes dishes like roasted Mediterranean vegetable tartlet with sun blush tomato pesto cream sauce; and vegetable nut cutlet with sage and onion stuffing, fluffy Yorkshire pudding, fresh locally-sourced vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy.

Vegetarian roasts at The Botanist Cheltenham

The Botanist’s Sunday roast offering is something special. Diners can look forward to celeriac, mushroom and pearl barley wellington covered in a creamy cashew nut and porcini sauce, alongside a plate piled with maple glazed carrots; fluffy roast potatoes; minted greens and almonds; as well as veggie gravy.

For something a little extra, it also offers a series of sharing sides to add on, featuring dishes like shamrocks Lancashire cauliflower cheese with parmesan crumb.

Vegetarian roasts at The Strand in Cheltenham

Alongside its huge offering of drinks from local independent UK breweries, The Strand offers home-from-home style roast dinners, with plenty of options for hungry veggies and vegans.

Tuck into its sweet potato and wild mushroom wellington, served with perfect Yorkshire puddings, lashings of flavourful gravy, cabbage, parsnips, carrots and plenty of roasties — and if you're still hungry afterwards, finish off with a vegan brownie and ice cream! 

Vegetarian roasts at The Swan in Cheltenham

Along with being a single use plastic-free pub, The Swan is passionate about supporting quality, local producers — and it shows in its menu full of delicious mains and sumptuous desserts.

Diners can dig into warming mains such as vegan mushroom and spinach filled pastry served with locally sourced organic vegetables, crisp roast potatoes and gravy, with the option to add extra for those especially hungry for a Sunday tea.

Vegetarian roasts at The King’s Head Hotel in Cirencester

With an upmarket atmosphere, Cirencester’s The King’s Head Hotel offers a stylish menu to suit all tastes, with plenty of options for plant-based diners. 

Its indulgent Sunday menu includes starters like buffalo burrata with sundried tomatoes and watercress puree; and pearl barley with winter vegetables and parsley for the main course.

Vegetarian roasts at The Royal Exchange in Hartpury

Tuck into a Sunday roast snuggled up next to the log burner, or enjoying the stunning views from the heated deck area at The Royal Exchange in Hartpury.

Its country pub menu boasts dishes including wild mushrooms sauteed in garlic oil and served on sourdough toast; baked camembert with rosemary and homemade chutney; and the chef’s special vegetable nut roast with all the trimmings, including cauliflower cheese.

Vegetarian roasts at The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach

Showcasing British seasonal ingredients on its ever-changing menu, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach provides hungry vegetarians with delightful options for their Sunday dinner.

Starters include white bean and tahini dip, rose harissa, toasted seeds and ciabatta; whilst mains feature dishes such as wild mushroom and porcini risotto or smoked almond and root vegetable nut roast.

Vegetarian roasts at The Fountain Inn in Gloucester

Dating back to the early 14th century, The Fountain Inn in Gloucester is one of the oldest known sites connected with the brewing trade in the city.

Diners can pair their pint with a traditional roast dinner, feasting on starters such as fresh seasonal soup or cheese nut roast served with roast potatoes, homemade Yorkshire pudding, mixed vegetables and homemade gravy.

Vegetarian roasts at The Lion Inn Winchcombe

With ever-changing menus and locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, The Lion Inn in Winchcombe provides hungry revellers with delicious Sunday lunches.

Start with celeriac and Isle of Mull fritters with ranch sauce; and indulge in a warming roasted vegetable wellington with all of the trimmings for the main event. 

Vegetarian roasts at Gupshill Manor in Tewkesbury

Gupshill Manor is committed to using some of the finest local produce to create high quality meals — all made to order — and has a reputation for a fantastic Sunday lunch. 

From starters such as spiced sweet potato falafel bites and soup of the day, to a delightful nut roast with all the trimmings, those wanting a plant-based Sunday dinner are in for a treat.

Vegetarian roasts at The Painswick near Stroud

Located near Stroud, The Painswick was originally built in the late 18th century at the height of the wool trade and has evolved into the well-loved Palladian masterpiece that it is today.

There are brilliant options for veggies, including Wye Valley asparagus velouté with crème fraiche barbeque leeks, egg vinaigrette and pickled onion to start; and roasted cauliflower, toasted yeast, king oyster mushroom, hazelnut crumble and gem lettuce for the main course.

Vegetarian roasts at The Swan in Broadway

Situated in pretty Broadway, just over the Gloucestershire border, The Swan Inn is well-known for serving up a delicious selection of pub-grub, including a classic Sunday dinner. 

Catch up with friends and family over a fig and dolcelatte roast with crispy potatoes, sauteed greens, roasted root vegetables, honey-roasted apple, Yorkshire pudding and bottomless onion gravy.

Vegetarian roasts at The Sheep on Sheep Street in Stow-on-the-Wold

The Sheep on Sheep Street in Stow-On-The-Wold is a lively establishment, packed with contemporary character — which creates a vibrant atmosphere for digging into a Sunday roast.

Start with caramelised onion tart with stewed tomatoes, crumbled feta and baby herb salad; followed by a vegan mushroom and cashew wellington served with steamed new potatoes and veggie gravy.

Vegetarian roasts at The Gardeners Arms in Alderton

The 16th century freehold pub, The Gardeners Arms, provides a wide range of home-cooked and locally-sourced food, with a good range of veggie and vegan options.

Starters include mint and edamame bean bruschetta with red onions and bell peppers on toasted ciabatta; with lavish mains like homemade nut loaf wellington wrapped in crispy filo pastry, served with vegetable gravy, roasted parsnips, cranberry sauce and stuffing.

Vegetarian roasts at The Bell at Sapperton

Renowned for its quality cuisine, The Bell at Sapperton uses local and regional produce and prides itself on including some of the best ingredients that the Cotswolds has to offer.

Its tantalising chef's nut roast is served with roast potatoes, Gloucestershire pudding, curly kale, braised carrot and cauliflower cheese — a great way to warm up on a chilly winter weekend.

Vegetarian roasts at The Royal Oak Tetbury

Dating back to the late 18th century and restored back to the community in 2013, The Royal Oak in Tetbury offers guests a stylish venue for Sunday lunch.

Begin with a variety of starters such as Greek baba ghanoush or peanut and lime plant-based satay; and for the main event, tuck into a cashew, carrot and thyme nut roast with vegan Yorkshire puddings and gravy.

Vegetarian roasts at The Porch House in Stow-on-the-Wold

Exuding centuries-old character, the Porch House in Stow-On-the-Wold provides a cosy and unapologetically British venue to enjoy a Sunday roast.

Starters include spiced chickpea and sweet potato cakes served with sweetcorn and shallot salsa, or farmhouse country soup; and for mains, there's winter vegetable cottage pie alongside swede, carrots, squash, mash and braised red cabbage.

Vegetarian roasts at The Swan in Bibury

With its iconic honey-hued stone and peaceful setting making for a quintessential Cotswold scene, The Swan in Bibury is bursting with rustic chic — think stone fireplaces, wood panelling and snug armchairs, making for a brilliant place to cosy up with a roast.

Start with pumpkin ravioli with goats’ curd, marjoram and chestnut oil; and feast on slow-roasted kohlrabi served with rainbow chard and pickled wild mushrooms for the main course. 

Vegetarian roasts The Greyhound in Siddington

Located just outside of Cirencester, The Greyhound is a traditional village pub with a warm atmosphere and buckets of character — it’s dog friendly too!

Tuck in to Wookey Hole rarebit, celeriac and apple salad for starters; and for mains, enjoy peanut, walnut and almond nut roast with mature cheddar cheese, served with crispy roast potatoes, a selection of vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and vegetarian gravy. 

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