13 of the Best Sunday Lunch Roasts to Try in Herefordshire

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‘A Sunday well spent brings a week of content’.

There is truly no better way to end the week than by indulging in a big Sunday roast with family or friends. Traditionally a Sunday roast was seen as a celebration where all dairy and meat could be consumed on a Sunday, having abstained from consuming either during the rest of the week. Although times have moved on, the tradition still remains for many of us, even if only for the excuse to arrange a get together with the people we love.

One of the most popular features on my blog is the ‘best Sunday roasts to try in Worcestershire‘, so following its popularity I have rounded up a one-stop list for locals and visitors to Herefordshire looking for the best pubs and restaurants serving a delicious Sunday lunch.

Keep on reading to see my list of 13 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.

Castle House Hotel, Hereford 

Hungarian born Head Chef, Gabor Katona has over 12 years behind him in the kitchen at Castle House. On Sundays Gabor and his team serve a seasonal, freshly cooked roast with all of the trimmings. A fish and vegetarian option is available, or you can opt with a traditional roast of sirloin of beef, leg of lamb or chicken. All roasts are served with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding and gravy.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3 pm

Cost: Two courses £27, Three courses £35

Menu: www.castlehse.co.uk

Book: Call 01432 356321

Saxtys, Hereford

Saxtys in Hereford is cocktail bar and restaurant which opened in 2021. Chef Martin Carter heads up the kitchen and serves up a succulent Sunday roast with a choice of meat to include, beef, lamb, turkey or pork. All dishes are served with roast potatoes, root vegetables, mixed green vegetables, cauliflower cheese and carrot & swede mash. You can also enjoy complimentary artisan bread board with dipping oil and balsamic vinegar within the price. Roasts are also available to order via JustEat.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 7:30 pm

Cost: Adults £15 / Children (under 12) £8

Menu: www.saxtys.co.uk

Book: Call 01432 674008

The Bookshop, Hereford

Voted ‘best UK Sunday lunch’ by The Guardian, The Bookshop in Hereford is a must for roast lovers. Options include, rare rump of beef, slow-cooked lamb or pork belly. Served with Oxton organic greens, hazelnuts, roast carrots, beef fat roast potatoes, pickled red cabbage, broccoli & cauliflower cheese and Yorkshire Puddings. A vegetarian dish is always available on the menu, just ask a member of the team if you’d like the kitchen to adapt their dishes for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 4:30 pm

Cost: £15-19 (main course)

Menu: www.thebookshophereford.com

Book: Call 01432 343443

The Bull’s Head, Craswall

The Bull’s Head, Craswall is a traditional pub and farm-to-table restaurant overlooking the foothills of the Black Mountains. On Sundays they serve a slightly different menu, not a traditional roast, but with a roasting joint from the farm on the menu. Think wood fired topside of beef with roast artichoke, Yorkshire pudding and red wine sauce. You will also find The Bull’s Head in Michelin Guide for the best pubs in Herefordshire 2022.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Cost: Two coursed £27 / Three courses £35

Menu: www.wildbynaturellp.com

Book: Call 01981 510616

The Butchers Arms, Woolhope

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Join The Butchers Arms for a homely roast in a traditional timbered country pub setting. The menu includes roasted topside of beef, roasted turkey breast & stuffing, pork belly & crackling and a wild mushroom nut roast. All roasts are served with seasonal vegetables, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Cost: £12.95 – £13.95 (main course), under 12’s children’s roast £6.95

Menu: www.butchersarmswoolhope.co.uk

Book: Call 01432 860281

The Cottage of Content, Carey

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A favourite with locals, The Cottage of Content is a traditional country pub set in the idyllic hamlet of Carey. The kitchen is managed by head chef and owner Richard Moore, who cooks with local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. The Sunday menu changes regularly, but you will typically be able to choose from roast Topside of Herefordshire beef , roast leg of local lamb or roast loin of park depending on availability. There will also be at least one vegetarian dish and a fish dish to choose from.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 2 pm

Cost: £16.50 – £18.95 (main course), children’s roast £6.75

Menu: www.cottageofcontent.co.uk

Book: Call 01432 840242

The Crown Inn, Woolhope

The Sunday menu at The Crown Inn offers traditional pub classics such as fish & chips, pizzas, pies and a fish option. The roast loin of pork and roast sirloin of beef come with roast potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables. There is a vegetarian hazelnut, chestnut & cumin roast which also comes with all of the trimmings.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 8pm

Cost: £12 – £18 (main course)

Menu: www.thecrowninn.pub/menus

Book: Call 01432 860468

The Greenman, Fownhope

The Sunday menu at The Greenman changes weekly, featuring locally supplied meat from Pritchard’s butchers in Woolhope. The popular striploin of beef comes with roasted potatoes, seasonal veg, Yorkshire pudding and gravy. Other choices may include Pritchard’s roast chicken supreme, catch of the day and a vegetarian dish.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 8pm (last orders 7:45pm)

Cost: £16 – £17.95 (main course)

Menu: www.thegreenman.co

Book: Call 01432 860243

The Hostelrie at Goodrich

Set in a 19th-century Gothic-style building in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Hostelrie is a charming traditional pub, making it an ideal stop for a delicious Sunday roast. The kitchen holds 1 AA Rosette and is headed up by chef patron Daniel Balanovsky. A seasonal set menu is available on Sundays, with the main event being the roast sirloin of beef or roast chicken supreme with duck fat roast potatoes, fennel seed & honey glazed carrots & parsnips, braised
spiced red cabbage, Wye valley fine beans, Yorkshire pudding, gravy.

Please note that The Hostelerie at Goodrich is temporarily closed until spring 2024.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Cost: Two courses £22, Three courses £27

Menu: www.thehostelrieatgoodrich.co.uk

Book: Call 01600 890241

The Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck

There’s something for everyone to enjoy from The Kilpeck’s scrumptious Sunday menu. Choose from a traditional roast Topside of Herefordshire beef, slow roasted belly of Welsh pork, or treat yourself to the roast haunch of Whitfield Estate venison, and all roast dishes come with the usual trimmings. Of course there is a fish and vegetarian option too! Head chef Ross Williams and his team champion quality and local producers, sourcing only the best for their menus.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3:30 pm

Cost: One course £18, Two courses £24, Three courses £29

Menu: www.kilpeckinn.com

Book: Call 019081 570464

Moody Cow, Upton Bishop

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Sunday lunch at Moody Cow is served with a plate garnish of root vegetable puree, roasted root vegetables and creamed leeks with mustard seeds. Roast potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables are also served on the side. Expect local cuts of meat, such as roast topside of Huntsham farm Longhorn beef and roast leg of Welsh lamb.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 3 pm

Cost: £19-£23 (main course) – note that the menu does request that you order two courses

Menu: www.moodycowpub.com

Book: Call 01989 780470

The Oak, Wigmore

The Kilpeck are proud to showcase the best of Herefordshire and the county’s farming heritage and serve up Michelin standard food. On Sundays, head chef Ian Pugh roasts top quality rare breed breed Hereford beef and locally raised pork loin every week. His pork and cider gravy is a thing of beauty! A vegetarian and fish dishes are also available.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 4 pm

Cost: £20-£25

Menu: www.theoakwigmore.com

Book: Call 01568 770424

The Riverside at Aymestrey, Leominster

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The menu at The Riverside changes seasonally, however roast Hereford beef is sure to be a staple feature on their Sunday lunch menu. Andy Link and team have developed a menu that showcases the very best the region has to offer, with a strong focus on core ingredients complimented with a well thought balance of flavours and ingredients. A fish and vegetarian option is offered on the Sunday menu in addition to the roasts, and the team are also very flexible and accommodating to guest dietary requirements, able to readily cater for gluten free diets and allergens.

Time: Available from 12 noon – 6 pm

Cost: £17.25 – £20.50

Menu: www.riversideaymestrey.co.uk

Book: Call 01568 708440

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Article last updated September 2023