We all love to head to a restaurant or pub for our Sunday roast fix. Here are some great places to enjoy a roast dinner in Devon
Celebrate Sunday with lunch at The Royal Oak. As well as the lunchtime menu, there is a great selection of roasts but numbers are limited – so when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Choose from roast Barbary duck breast, roast venison haunch, roast lamb rump, roast breast of chicken, or roast vegetable gratin. All served with roast potatoes, honey-mustard Chantenay carrots, fine green beans, cider-braised red cabbage, Yorkshire pudding and gravy (vegetarian gravy is also available).
This popular pub has a cracking reputation for its roast lunches. A good choice of meats from the local butcher are served with Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and the chef’s own gravy. Options include: roast leg of pork, roast beef (extra mature topside), roast lamb, roast turkey, mixed meat roast, meatless roast, or vegan nut roast: mixed nuts, walnuts, peppers, carrots, onion, garlic, spices and vegan gravy.
Children’s portions are also available.
This warm and friendly Devon inn takes its local produce seriously, serving a good selection of meats for Sunday lunch.
Choose from roast beef (extra mature topside), roast lamb, roast pork, roast turkey, or if you can’t decide, why not have all four? There is a meatless roast option, along with a vegan nut roast, so dietary requirements are well catered for. All are served with Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and the chef’s own gravy (including a vegan variety). Children’s portions are available.
This traditional pub is perfect for families with its relaxing beer garden with the River Otter running alongside it, as well as a large children’s play area.
The extensive menu includes plenty of options for Sunday lunch, which is served all day, including: roast pork, roast beef (extra mature topside), roast turkey or a mixed meat version. Non-meat eaters can choose the meatless roast or a vegetarian nut roast. Children’s portions are also available.
All lunches are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, vegetables, stuffing and the chef’s gravy (vegan option available).
This traditional pub with its beams, brasses, fireplaces and flagged floors serves a freshly prepared Sunday roast dinner between 12pm and 8.30pm.
Choose from four meat options – usually beef, turkey, lamb and pork – vegetarian and gluten-free options, and a vegan-friendly nut roast. All dinners are served with four vegetables, cauliflower cheese, as well as homemade stuffing, Yorkshires and gravy (with gluten-free options).
Children’s roasts are available, as is a full selection of homemade desserts.
Served in the restaurant, outside areas and also available as a takeaway.
£12.95 per adult, £8.50 per child.
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!
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.