We all love to head to a restaurant or pub for our Sunday roast dinner fix. Here are some great places to enjoy a roast dinner in Devon
This 16th-century inn in Axminster uses fresh, local produce for its roasts. The family-run restaurant is dog-friendly, with bar and patio areas alongside the dining room. Dinners are served with the option of two or three courses. Make the most of its seasonal menu and every dining experience will be different at The Tytherleigh Arms.
Located in the heart of the Barbican, the Crown and Anchor offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Eating here is popular even with the fussiest of foodies. There’s a wide selection of starters and meat choices, and gluten-free roast dinners are also available. You can enjoy live music too.
As the oldest pub in the village, with a history dating back to 1450, The Swan has heaps of character. Having a husband and wife duo on board as chef-patrons may be the key to The Swan’s success, along with multiple awards, including two AA rosettes for culinary excellence. Eating here – enjoying locally-reared meat in a classic countryside setting – you capture the essence of Devon.
Known locally in Brampford Speke as the ‘Agi’, the team here makes diners feel at home. The pub uses ingredients from award-winning farmers and producers, and everything it serves has been carefully selected by staff, especially the drinks! With wine sourced from the best local vineyards, it is well worth a visit.
Croyde’s famous free house is full of personality, so if you fancy a change from the ‘old but gold’ way of going out for a Sunday roast, try here. Customers are given the choice to size their meals up or down, so eating here is perfect for all the family.
The Castle Inn, near Barnstaple, adds a social vibe to your spuds and gravy. While tucking in to your food, you can enjoy entertainment including live music, quiz nights, pool and darts. This gastropub has a great reputation for serving quality food at affordable prices, using fresh local produce.
The Sunday lunches at The Cridford Inn are described by its customers as “legendary”. Firm favourites on the menu include topside of beef and pork shoulder with crackling. All roasts are served with honey and mustard parsnips, cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and red wine jus. The Sunday lunch menu is available from midday until 3pm every week.
Alternative options include beer-battered catch of the day, a nut roast, caesar salad or roasted sweet potato and chickpea curry.
If you’re looking to enjoy two or three courses, the starters might include soup of the day with sourdough, or sun-dried tomato and halloumi arancini balls. The desserts – including deep-fried ice cream, raspberry and white chocolate brownie, or sticky toffee pudding – will definitely hit the sweet spot!
The menu may change due to sourcing seasonal produce and booking is essential as The Cridford fills up quickly on Sundays!