The Sunday roast is a meal close to our hearts, the very mention of it gives us that warm fuzzy feeling inside. But with every pub and their neighbour claiming to have the best Sunday roast in Bristol, who are you to believe? We have taken it upon ourselves to try out the offerings and here are our top contenders.
Moments away from Bristol’s Memorial Stadium at the top of Gloucester Road you’ll find one of Bristol’s much loved pubs, The Welly. Known for its warm atmosphere and impeccable service, this is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday roast in Bristol. A real home from home, The Welly serves a mouth watering Sunday lunch starting from £12.95. Choose from braised leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic or opt for the roast chicken, all roasts are served with beef dripping potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and proper gravy…delicious.
The Clifton sausage is proof that when British food is done well it can hold its own with the best food in the world. You can find this family owned independent restaurant just a stone’s throw away from the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. This place is child friendly, family friendly, and the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday roast in Bristol. The roast menu is a must with delicious Wiltshire roast beef and Old Spot pork belly served with roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy. Don’t forget the full menu of their delicious sausages is also available on Sundays.
Word on the street is that the Ox Sunday roast is one of the best in Bristol and after trying for ourselves we believe it. Why not try the Roast beef rib-eye, carrot purée, Yorkshire pudding, horseradish or the Crisp belly of pork, apple sauce. All roasts are served with crispy roast potatoes, leeks and greens.
Pony & Trap
Does the perfect country pub exist? Well we went on the hunt and we think we might have just found it. The Pony and Trap is as close to perfect that we could find. Situated between Bristol and Bath, guests can enjoy stunning views of the Chew Valley from the restaurant. To give you some background, this place is run by brother and sister duo Josh and Holly Eggleston and it has held a Michelin star since 2011, so you know the food is going to be good. Pop in on a Sunday and treat yourself to one of the best Sunday roasts in Bristol, with two courses from £30 or three courses for £35.
Forward thinking as we are at ResDiary, nothing makes us happier than a traditional Sunday roast in a traditional pub. Which is why we absolutely love The Albion. Recently refurbished, this place is the perfect spot to grab the papers and kick back by the fire, enjoying some great British grub before the work week begins. Unlike most restaurants, this place doesn’t just have one or two options for your Sunday lunch, it usually has at least four roasts to choose from. There’s the usual beef, chicken, and pork, and also a great veggie option too. Their Yorkshire puddings are things of wonder, the gravy is rich, and being a partner of St Austell Brewery means there’s a great selection of beers on offer.