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Surrey’s best roasts

One of life's real pleasures: a succulent Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Here's where to go to find Surrey's best Sunday lunches.

The ritual of the Sunday roast is a great British tradition but, let’s be honest, it takes time to prep, cook and … don’t even get me started on the tidying up. Close the kitchen, and head out for your weekly Yorkshire pud fix. Here are a few of the best Sunday roasts in Surrey. Go ahead and add yours in the comments…

 

The Cricketers, Cobham

With fireplaces, cosy corners and comfy armchairs aplenty, what else could you possible want from the perfect Sunday roast spot? Positioned on idyllic Downside Common in Surrey, duck into The Cricketers after a long winter’s walk and dive head first into their dedicated Sunday menu, priced at just £20 for two courses. Our order? Cheese souffle to start and the vegetarian pastry parcel for main. Yum! cricketerscobham.com

The Bull Inn, Limpsfield

 

Found in picturesque village of Limpsfield – not far from Oxted – this 16th-century pub has just had a major refurb thanks to a merry band of local investors and is now looking super-foxy. On Sundays, you’re looking at beef, chicken, slow-roast pork belly as well as The Bull veggie roast option, with all the trimmings. And if you need to seat a big group, there are private dining options upstairs as well as in the Grain Store, a beautifully restored barn. thebullinnlimpsfield.com

Fox and Hounds, Englefield Green

Just a stone’s throw from the Bishopsgate entrance to Windsor Great Park, this is a great pub to park your butt in for a filling Sunday roast after a romp in the 2000ha parkland. The pub is cosy and unpretentious, although the restaurant at the back is elegant and a tad more formal than the bar area at the front if you’re after something a bit more special. The Sunday menu offers up things like roast beef, lamb and nut roast, with all the trimmings including Yorkshire puds.  thefoxandhoundsrestaurant.com

The Retreat, Staines-upon-Thames

This is a stylish neighbourhood pub with a large dining room and quality food. On Sunday the carvery offers a four-meat roast, served with fresh, buttered greens, Yorkshire puds, roasted root vegetables, roast potatoes and lashings of gravy. It’s brilliant value at only £14.95. theretreatstaines.co.uk

The Victoria, Oxshott

A traditional pub with oodles of character – low beams, polished timber floors, slate tiles in the bar and open fireplaces – and on a Sunday the tradition continues with a menu of roast dinners with all the trimmings that runs alongside the usual a la carte menu. There’s roast beef, pork or chicken served with rich gravy, roasties plus cauliflower cheese and seasonal vegetables. victoriaoxshott.com

The Running Horses, Mickleham

The Running Horses is a pub with rooms – think Four Weddings cosy – in the pretty village of Mickleham near Dorking. The pub defies the normal sittings, offering a Sunday menu from 12pm-8pm, meaning you can rock up at any time for a late lunch or early tea, if that’s how you roll. They’re serious about their meat here with all beef, pork and lamb coming from Taste Tradition, the specialist butcher in rare breed meat. All roast dinners are served with bacon and sage cauliflower cheese, buttered savoy cabbage, fat-roasted potatoes, glazed root vegetables & gravy. therunninghorses.co.uk

The Black Horse, Reigate

Sitting just on the edge of Reigate, this cosy gastro pub – with wonderfully big garden – is a fab option for a Sunday roast – choose between beef, pork or half chicken all served with roasted potatoes, seasonal veg and Yorkshire puds – ooh just pass me the gravy! theblackhorsereigate.com

The White Horse, Hascombe

The White Horse in Hascombe is one of those traditional country pubs that ticks all the boxes: roaring fires to hunker down in the winter and a brilliant large garden with lush country views. There’s the option of the slightly more formal (and kid-free) Dining Room or the relaxed and family-friendly Saloon Restaurant. There are some lovely walks nearby too so you can justify a massive blowout. Tuck in. whitehorsepub.net

The March Hare, Guildford

A unique mix of both a traditional English pub and French brasserie, the chefs at The March Hare pride themselves in serving up dishes using seasonal ingredients and a changing monthly menu to keep it all fresh. The garden overlooks Guildford Castle, but we’ll be setting up shop inside for a Sunday and ordering the roast Cornish beef with Yorkshire pudding and Bramley apple and pear crumble for afters. marchhareguildford.com

The Bridge, Chertsey

Huge windows, rustic fireplaces, armchairs and sofas galore and a view of the river – yep, all the boxes are ticked at The Bridge. Plus, there’s a Sunday menu that seriously impresses. Start with the spicy pork lollipops, move on to the Cumberland sausage ring for main, and make sure you have room to stuff in the chocolate, banana, rum and pecan bread and butter pudding for afters because it is something else! bridgehotelchertsey.com

The Sun Inn, Chobham

We love a timber clad pub with expose brick for that seriously authentic rustic feel. The Sun Inn’s roaring fires and cosy corners makes it a strong contender for a Sunday lunch, too. The day’s dedicated menu boasts three courses for £25, and we have our eye on the wild mushroom fricassee as a starter, Roast sirloin of outdoor-reared Lincolnshire pork as the main event and space to squeeze in the pistachio souffle. No regrets! suninnchobham.com

 

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6 comments on “Surrey’s best roasts”

  • Jenny Luffrum February 7, 2020

    I think you should try The Brickmakers Arms in Windlesham with superb roasts and Sunday menu. Very busy and very buzzy.

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  • Ms Deni MATTHEWS February 8, 2020

    I vote for the Bletchingley Arms (Bletchingley) Fab pub! You will need to book ….

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  • Sue February 9, 2020

    Without doubt The George in Old Oxted … home cooked by dedicated and passionate about food chefs. Always a choice of 3-4 locally sourced meats and a vegi and vegan options. Wonderful unique setting and a variety of different table sizes to cater for all party sizes.

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  • Susan Moffta February 9, 2020

    The Red Lion Bletchingley! Amazing food and atmosphere!

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  • Tracy February 10, 2020

    Bletchingley Golf Club have a fantastic Sunday Carvery. Buffet style Starter Table and Desserts. Always three meats on the carvery to pick. Need to pre book as very popular.

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  • Maggie McGrail February 16, 2020

    The White Horse in Hascombe is our special place… offering everything from fine dining, to a typically cosy Pub atmosphere !!!!
    Lots of good walks !!

    Reply

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