Sunday lunch in Norfolk: 10 delicious places 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

- Green Dragon

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 meat served with all the trimmings. Served until 8pm on Sundays.

- Bedingfeld Arms

The Green, Oxborough

The coaching inn on the edge of the Oxburgh Hall estate has an inclusive, 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.

Make sure you try one of the tasty sounding starters such gambas pil pil, before tucking into roast pork or beef with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese, vegetables and gravy. Finish off with a sweet treat in the form of apple and blackcurrant crumble with ice cream. Served 12pm to 7.45pm on Sundays.

- Georgian Town House

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.

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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 desserts such as the rhubarb crème brulee with poached rhubarb and ginger biscuit. The Sunday menu is served from 12pm to 9pm on Sundays.

- Stower Grange

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 Norfolk beef with Yorkshire pudding and pork loin with crackling, apple sauce and roast potatoes. For the sweet-toothed diner, warm chocolate torte with clotted cream ice cream should hit the spot.

- Kings Head

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 chicken, beef or pork (or a nut roast for vegetarians) - served with Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables, duck fat roast potatoes and gravy. Served 12pm to 3pm on Sundays.

- Cellar House

2 Eaton Street, Norwich

Relaxed and family friendly, The Cellar House serves classic pub food, plus an appealing selection of starters, including a seafood cocktail.

For the main event there is roast turkey, beef, pork, or a trio of all three (with an added sausage) or a veggie option, all served with rosemary roast potatoes, honey-glazed parsnips, seasonal vegetables and a homemade Yorkshire pudding. Served until 5pm on Sundays.

- The SugarBeat Eating House

Norwich Road, Swainsthorpe

Just outside Norwich on the A140, the SugarBeat Eating House is a cheerful spot to indulge in a Sunday.

In addition to the roast options of beef sirloin and chicken on the menu, there is a sweet potato, courgette and pumpkin seed loaf and all come with the Sunday trimmings. Served 12pm to 7pm.

- The Wildebeest

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 pan seared stone bass with crab risotto, mange tout, broad beans and shellfish bisque. Served 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm.

- Wiveton Bell

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 or the roast leg of Norfolk lamb with fresh mint sauce. Served 12pm to 8pm.

- The Norwich Cottage

9 Silver Road, Norwich

On Silver Road is the cosy and homely Norwich Cottage featuring church pews for seats, cosy 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 a huge Yorkshire pudding and all the great trimmings that make up our favourite British meal. Don't forget to wash it down with a glass of cask ale from the tap! Served 12.30pm to 4pm.


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