20 of the Best Sunday Lunch Roasts to Try in Worcestershire

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I recently read a fantastic post by Spruce Eats about the history of the British Sunday roast. According to the article “The Sunday Roast came to prominence during the reign of King Henry VII in 1485, and the Yeoman of the Guard–the royal bodyguard–have affectionately been known as ‘beefeaters’ since the 15th century because of their love of eating roast beef.” It goes on to say that “in 1871, William Kitchener, author of Apicius Redivivus or The Cook’s Oracle, recommended eating 3 kg (6lb) of meat each week as part of a healthy diet (he also recommended 2 kilos of bread and a pint of beer every day).”

These days we eat far less meat, and many of us have given it up for good. If like me, you love nothing more on a Sunday than to enjoy a delicious, hearty Sunday roast, then take a look at my round up listing 20 of the best Sunday lunch roasts to try in Worcestershire.

Looking for a delicious roast in Herefordshire? Check out my list of 15 of the best Sunday lunch roasts to try in Herefordshire. You can also search the food & drink directory for more quality, local recommendations of where to eat and drink in the Three Counties.

Buckland Manor

Make sure you arrive hungry for Buckland’s three course Sunday lunch. An optional fourth course is listed on the menu to tempt you if you’re feeling particularly fancy. Buckland Manor transforms you back in time to the days of formal dining (gents, you’ll need a a jacket to be worn in the dining room), and ladies don’t forget your pearls. The roasts are plentiful and the starter / dessert courses are refined. After you’ve added an aperitif or two and bottle of plonk to the equation, lunch will set you back a pretty penny, but you’ll soon appreciate why when you set your eyes on the beautiful manor house and grounds.

Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Cost: Three courses £50

Menu: www.bucklandmanor.co.uk

Book: Call 01386 852 626

Eckington Manor, Pershore

The roasted Eckington Manor beef and loin of pork are a must! The award winning pedigree herds of Aberdeen Angus and Highland cattle; Lleyn sheep; and Gloucester Old Spot Pigs are reared on Eckington Manor’s own farm.

Time: Available 12:30 pm-2 pm

Cost: £12-£17, 3 course al a carte menu

Menu: www.eckingtonmanor.co.uk

Book: Call 01386 751600

Ego at Manor Farm, Worcester

Enjoy Sunday’s with the family with our Sunday Roast, with 2 courses or 3 courses available at Ego at Manor Farm, Worcester. Choose from Rump of Beef, Lamb Rump, Pork Fillet, Chicken Supreme & Nut Roast. All served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted parsnips & carrots, mixed greens & homemade gravy. There is also a children’s Sunday Roast with 2 courses. Served all day Sunday, subject to availability, alongside a reduced version of Ego at Manor Farm’s a la carte menu. If you’ve been out for a walk with the family and your pooch then why not pop in for a delicious Sunday Roast after.

Time: Available all day

Cost: 2 courses, £19.95 / 3 courses £23.95. Children’s roasts: 2 courses £11.95

Menu: www.egorestaurants.co.uk

Book: Book online HERE

Feli’s Bar & Restaurant, Pershore

Feli’s Bar & Restaurant put on a Sunday lunch platter which includes:Stuffed chicken filled with a forcemeat stuffing, leg of lamb and mini joint pork loin  infused with herbs, wine jus, roasted vegetables, rosemary potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. The baby joint of ribeye beef comes with wine jus, roasted vegetables, rosemary potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. (subject to availability; please mention when booking to avoid disappointment).

Time: Available 12 noon-2 pm

Cost: Sunday platter (chicken, lamb & pork) – £14 per person, Rib-eye beef £15.50 per person (minimum of 2 persons)

Menu: www.felisrestaurant.com

Book: Call 01905 840647

Food & Liquor at Danesbury House, Worcester

Sunday’s at Food & Liquor offer something for everyone! The selection of small plates are great for sharing or to have as a starter. If you’d rather a brunch then you can choose from the crab benedict, nduja baked eggs or Caldeirada (a Portuguese fish stew). All roast are served with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted carrot, Spring greens, leek gratin & gravy. You can even go big with Food & Liquor’s sharing roasts, which also come with all the trimmings. Take a friend (and your appetite), and the two of you can enjoy a a feast with a choice of slow-braised Cotswold lamb shoulder, wood-fired who chicken or why not  treat yourselves to the Hereford Boston rib?

Time: Available 11 am – 7 pm

Cost: £16 – £70 (sharing platter)

Menu: www.foodandliquor.co.uk

Book: Call 01905 590030

Friar Street Kitchen, Worcester

All roasts served with bottomless 72 hour gravy, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted roots & green veg. Everything available as gluten free, including Yorkshire’s & Stuffing. Vegetarian/Vegan gravy available! Please give notice of dietary requirements at the time of booking. if you have any room left, Friar Street Kitchen also offer a selection of fresh and seasonal desserts – the perfect way to end a Sunday!

Time: Available from 1st October 2023 – 24th March 2024. Sittings are 12 noon, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 2:30 pm

Cost: £18-£24 (sides at £3.50 each)

Menu: www.friarstreetkitchen.co.uk

Book: Email Info@friarstreetkitchen.co.uk

Globe Modern Bistro, Worcester

The full lunch menu is available on Sundays at one of Worcester’s newest independent restaurants – Globe Modern Bistro. A roast option, which changes weekly, is also available and comes plated with all the trimmings.

Time: Available 1pm – 3pm

Cost: From £22

Menu: www.globebistro.net

Book: Call 01905 20950

Ostlers at Number 1, Worcester

Sunday roasts at Ostlers are served with Duck fat roasted potatoes, honey glazed parsnips, seasonal greens, green beans, gravy and either a Yorkie, pigs in blanket or crackling / stuffing, depending on which meat you choose.

Time: Available 12 noon-4 pm

Cost: Two courses £22.95, three courses £26.95

Menu: www.ostlersatnumber1.uk

Book: Call 01905 21302

Ounce Bar & Kitchen, Worcester

The Butcher’s Sunday roast at Ounce is served with seasonal vegetables, homemade Yorkshire pudding & enjoyable trimmings.

Time: Available 12 noon-6 pm

Cost: £16-19

Menu: www.ouncebar.co.uk

Book: Call 01905 330460

Russells of Broadway

Photo credit – Kate Felton-Page

Since opening in 2004, Russell’s has become a renowned award-winning restaurant and hotel located in the idyllic Cotswold village of Broadway. The menu changes weekly, but there’s always a good choice of meat roasts, fish dishes and a vegetarian option available. All roasts come served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, seasonal vegetables and roast jus.

Time: Available 12 noon-6 pm (last orders)

Cost: Two courses £35, three courses £40

Menu: www.russellsofbroadway.co.uk

Book: Call 01386 853555

The Anchor Pub & Kitchen Worcester

Photo credit – The Anchor Bar & Kitchen

Sunday lunch at The Anchor Pub & Kitchen. Choose from butchers roast beef strip, Cotswold pork loin or free-range roast chicken breast. All served with lashings of gravy, potatoes and parsnips. Pub classics such as; fish & chips, vegan tart and steak burger are also available.

Time: Available 12 noon-4:30 pm (booking essential)

Cost: Main courses £12.95-16.95

Menu: www.theanchorworcester.co.uk

Book: Call 01905 351094

The Baiting House, Upper Sapey

Although arguably located in Worcestershire (it’ sits just on the edge of the border), The Baiting House is one of only 11 pubs & restaurants to feature in the Michelin Guide for 2023 in Herefordshire. The menu changes daily, but you can expect to see dishes such as roasted Hereford sirloin of beef and slow-cooked lamb shoulder feature on the Sunday menu. All mains served with Potato Rosti’s, Carrots, Cauliflower Cheese, and Greens. A fish and vegetarian option is also available.

Time: Available 12 noon-4:30 pm (booking essential)

Cost: Al a carte – £16-34 (roasts)

Menu: www.thebaitinghouse.co.uk

Book: Call 01886 853201

The Boot Inn, Flyford Flavell

The Boot Inn in Flyford Flavell is a family run traditional Country Coaching Inn, serving good food, ales and wines. The Sunday lunch menu offers a choice of roast Aberdeen Angus Topside of beef, roast pork and roast leg of lamb. Or, if you can’t decide you can enjoy a slice of all 3 meats for £22. All roasts come served with roast potatoes, new potatoes, Tenderstem broccoli, mashed carrot and swede, and cauliflower cheese. If you fancy something lighter, why not try the roast meat ciabatta with Yorkshire pudding, roasties and gravy? Glamorgan sausages are on the menu as a vegetarian option, which are served with cider gravy.

Time: Available 12 noon – 4 pm 

Cost: One course, £13-22

Menu: www.thebootinn.com

Book: Call 01386 462658

Smokin Brad’s at Firefly, Worcester

Smokin Brad’s serve up authentic low ‘n’ slow street food packed with flavour from the kitchen at Firefly pub in Lowesmoor. On Sunday’s Smokin Brad’s serve a unique take on a traditional roast. The menu changes, but when we went (pictured), the sharing platter included; half a smoked chicken, porchetta, roasties, greens, sausage meat stuffing, carrots, Yorkies and gravy. If you’re feeling hungry, you can add a side of wood-fired cauliflower / broccoli cheese and smoked pigs in blankets to your order.

Time: Available 12 noon-6 pm

Cost: £19 per person (minimum 2 people), sides are £6 each (serves 2)

Menu: www.facebook.com/smokinbrads

Book: Call 01905 616996

The Flyford Arms, Flyford Flavell

The Flyford are proud to to have secured the title of ‘pub of the year winners for the county’ in 2021 as well as West Midlands regional winners in 2021. You’d be right in thinking they are doing something very right! Although The Flyford may be better know for their super seafood dishes, they also serve up a cracking Sunday roast. Fish is still on the menu on a Sunday, alongside classic roasts, a few pub classics and a couple of veggie options.

Time: Available 12 noon-6 pm

Cost: One course £14-£20

Menu: www.theflyford.co.uk/our-food

Book: Call 01905 381900

The Inn & Brasserie, Childswickham

The Inn & Brasserie Childswickham is a rural pub and restaurant located in the North Cotswolds, situated in the small idyllic village of Childswickham, which is just two miles outside of Broadway. A full al a carte menu is available on Sundays, including a choice of roast sirloin of beef served with Yorkshire pudding & roast potatoes or roast loin of pork with crackling, apple sauce & roast potatoes (roasts are subject to change).

Time: Available from 12 noon-6 pm

Cost: Two courses £24.50, three courses £30.50

Menu: www.childswickhaminn.co.uk

Book: Call 01386 852461

The Inn at Welland, Nr. Malvern

Nestled on the outskirts of Malvern and just outside tourist hot spot Upton-Upon-Severn, this family run country inn is a South Worcestershire culinary gem. The menu changes regularly, although you can expect to see the 28day aged Herefordshire Sirloin beef as a staple. As well as a vegetarian roast, there is also a vegetarian main dish and a seafood choice available, making The Inn at Welland the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday lunch on a special occasion.

Time: Available from 12 noon-3 pm (last orders)

Cost: Two courses £29, three courses £35 (£3 supplement for the beef)

Menu: www.theinnatwelland.co.uk/menus

Book: Call 01684 592317

The Jockey Inn, Baughton (Earls Croome)

Although the menu changes regularly at The Jockey, their salt aged beef sirloin beef (pictured) is a fairly permanent fixture to the Sunday lunch menu. All roasts are served with roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetables, and although the Yorkshire pudding only comes with the beef, just ask if you would like on with your chicken, pork or lamb!

Time: Available 12 noon-4 pm

Cost: Two courses £26, three courses £30, (children under 10 half price)

Menu: www.thejockeyinn.co.uk

Book: Call 01684 592153

The Yorkshire Grey, Earl’s Croome

Anyone who follows me on Instagram will know that The Yorkshire Grey is one of my favourite local Sunday lunch spots. Slow roasted Topside of beef is a regular staple on the menu, with other rotating options such as, slow roasted leg of lamb, roasted rolled belly of por, a vegetarian roast. For those who can’t decide which meat to go for, there is an option to go with two roasts (£22) or three roasts (£25). A children’s roast is also available for £10. All meat roasts are served with hearty portions of roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted carrots & parsnips, pigs in blankets, cauliflower cheese, fresh seasonal greens, gravy and served for the whole table to enjoy.

Time: Available 12 noon -3 pm

Cost: £14-£26 (three meats)

Menu: www.yorkshiregrey.co.uk/menu

Book: 01684 594852

The Paul Pry, Worcester

The Paul Pry’s roasts have a reputation for being one of the best around. All roasts are served with roasties, Yorkies, veggies and gravy. Why not treat yourself to a side of pigs in blankets or / and broccoli & cauliflower cheese! A vegetarian and vegan option is also available.

Time: Available from 12 noon-4:30 pm (booking essential)

Cost: £14-19

Menu: www.paulprywr1.com

Book: Call 01905 28992

Looking for a delicious roast in Herefordshire? Check out my list of 15 of the best Sunday lunch roasts to try in Herefordshire. You can also search the food & drink directory for more quality, local recommendations of where to eat and drink in the Three Counties.

Article last updated September 2023