Sunday lunch in Norfolk: 10 great pubs to try
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Nothing is more welcoming than a plate piled high with roast meats, potatoes, Yorkshire puds and all the trimmings. We have selected 10 places to indulge in a hearty Sunday roast in Norfolk
6 Church Street, Wymondham
This Wymondham institution may be known for its CAMRA award-winning real ale selection, but the town’s oldest pub is also home to fab roasts. The medieval public house dates back to the 14th century and has a relaxed, homely atmosphere, plus a pretty beer garden perfect for sun worshipping in the summer months.
The hearty home-cooked food shows a passion for Norfolk produce, with a locally sourced Sunday menu of roast beef, pork belly, lamb or a veggie nut roast served with all the trimmings. Served until 8pm on Sundays.
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The Green, Oxborough
The coaching inn on the edge of the Oxburgh Hall estate has a local, welcoming atmosphere – and is dog friendly too! Local ingredients, including lamb sourced from the family farm, are a priority here, as is the selection of cask ales ranging from Adnams and Bombardier to guest beers.
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Make sure you try one of the tasty sounding starters such as macaroni cheese with crispy ham, before tucking into roast pork with apple sauce or beef with horseradish. Served 12pm to 8.30pm on Sundays.
30-34 Unthank Road, Norwich
A popular choice with the Golden Triangle locals, the Georgian Townhouse is sure to be bustling with happy diners on a Sunday.
Served ‘family-style’ on wooden boards, the roasts are cooked with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and are served with all the usual trimmings, plus a couple of extras depending on whether you opt for chicken, pork or beef. Don’t miss the sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla creme fraiche. Roasts are served from 12pm to 5pm on Sundays.
40 School Road, Drayton
Traditional in its approach to Sunday dinner, Stower Grange prizes local produce, with its butcher, located within a mile of the country house hotel.
When it comes to lunch, there is an appealing selection to choose from including roast sirloin of 28 day aged Norfolk beef with Yorkshire pudding and baked breast of Hevingham chicken, fondant potato, tarragon and leek sauce. If desserts aren’t your thing, there is a tempting range of starters – try the feta and watermelon salad with cumin dressing and pumpkin seeds.
Harts Lane, Bawburgh
For a traditional roast dinner, head to the 17th century freehouse, restaurant and inn in Bawburgh. This pub, with high accolades from awarding bodies and visitors alike, has exposed beams and cosy interiors to set the mood for your Sunday lunch.
Choose from roast English sirloin of beef or roast pork loin with crackling - served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, duck fat roast potatoes and gravy. Served 12pm to 3pm on Sundays.
2 Eaton Street, Norwich
Relaxed and family friendly, The Cellar House serves classic pub food, plus an appealing selection of starters, including smoked haddock and chive fishcakes.
For the main event there is roast chicken, beef, pork or a veggie option, all served with rosemary roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, seasonal veggies and homemade Yorkshire pudding. Served until 5pm on Sundays.
Norwich Road, Swainsthorpe
Just outside Norwich on the A140, the SugarBeat Eating House is a cheerful spot to indulge on a Sunday.
In addition to the roast options of beef sirloin and chicken on the menu, there are a number of other tempting dishes ideal for chilled-out weekend grazing – we love the sound of the falafel burger served in a brioche bun with a finishing touch of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, yoghurt dip and sweet potato fries. Served 12pm to 7pm on Sundays.
82-86 Norwich Road, Stoke Holy Cross
The Wildebeest in Stoke Holy Cross is all about embracing the seasons with the freshest available produce. Chef patron Daniel Smith aims to raise the profile of the fine-dining pub on Norfolk’s culinary map with fantastic ingredients and diverse tasting menus.
Head down on a Sunday for an innovative take on the traditional roast – along with the standard trimmings, you can also expect dishes such as smoked Norfolk venison haunch with baked butternut squash, olive and feta, buttered curly kale and red wine just. Served 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm on Sundays.
Blakeney Road, Wiveton
The Wiveton Bell is a traditional village pub in north Norfolk with a super-local policy on ingredients – think mussels from Mark Randle in nearby Morston and Willie Weston Crabs from Blakeney. Head here for a pit stop following a Sunday stroll, safe in the knowledge that both wellies and dogs are welcome in the bar area.
Feast on saltmarsh grazed beef sirloin with Yorkshire pudding and house horseradish with beef dripping roast potato, seasonal vegetables and gravy.
9 Silver Road, Norwich
On Silver Road is the cosy and homely Norwich Cottage featuring church pews for seats, stylish décor and of course, a Sunday roast fit for a king. There are plenty of events going on throughout the year including live music and beer festivals too.
Sunday lunch comes in hefty portions with parsnips, a huge Yorkshire pudding and all the great trimmings that make up our favourite British dish. Don’t forget to wash it down with a glass of cask ale from the tap!