The Cotswold's Best Sunday Roasts
With Cotswold Foodie Tours June 2018

Sundays are for sleep-ins and a good wholesome roast!

The humble roast dinner is as comforting as a big hug, family time, or getting into bed after a long day. If cooking your own Sunday Roast seems exhausting, why not try one of our top go to comfort eateries for some great British tradition and fare. 

We have scouted the Cotswold’s to find the best places to enjoy a different type of Sunday roast. We have selected eateries that advocate farm to table principles, where a good relationship with local farmers is paramount to their principles of great taste and sustainable sourcing.


Here are a list of the best places to get a roast dinner, artisan style:

131 The Promenade, Cheltenham


Voted by 'Tatler' as one of the coolest places to eat, this is classic Cheltenham Cotswold on the outside, and contemporary British on the inside. 

Start off your meal with an aperitif in the Crazy Eights cocktail bar down below, then make your way to the atmospheric dining rooms for a rare breed pork loin, crackling and apple sauce roast with all the trimmings for £17.95. Ofcourse all their supplies come from award winning local farmers and artisan producers. Finish with oak wood roasted sustainable coffee and one of their delicious deserts.

131 The Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 01242 822 939​

The gastronomic heart of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham has some seriously good places to indulge in Sunday relaxation, and Jessops House is no exception.

At Jessops House they are as passionate about food as they are about beer. Food and flavour starts and finishes every day at the brewery. The food at Jessops House is about creating great flavours that pair well with their beer. A Sunday roast at Jessop's is no exception and is a great accompaniment to one of their sour beers or deep rich ales. Their meat is sourced locally from award winning farmer Martin's Meats, who dry ages his rare breeds in a salt crystal chamber. Their head chef, Steve Smith, epitomizes this attitutde; he is young, creative and excited about quality ingredients and flavour combinations.

Try their Rare Roasted Topside of Beef with paired beer Modus Operandi. You will be a happy bunny relaxing in this very funky gastro pub.

Wild Beer at Jessops House, 30 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, GL50 01242 534000​



It is idyllic, it is quintessential, it is warm, cosy and offers fantastic food, drink (a good gin menu) and authentic atmosphere.
The Kings Head Inn has to be one of the finest pubs in the Cotswolds. It has won Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 2018 plus it has been awarded 'The Times' 30 best pubs in England. 

From field to plate, local farmers provide the Kings Head Inn with seasonal produce. The menu changes weekly and you will often get the opportunity of tasting rare breed meats and game. The desserts are also pretty dame good. Book for a Sunday Roast to share for the whole family.

The Kings Head Inn, The Green, Bledington, Oxon, OX7 01608 658365​


The Chequers is a great place to come for a Sunday Roast, combining exceptional quality with shabby rustic charm. The aged Aberdeen Angus beef roast with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish sauce and vegetable side is really something special. In farm to table fashion their meat arrives from local farmer Todenham Farm and has been dry aged for 28 days. Super succulent and most importantly local.

The Chequers, Church Rd, Churchill, OX7 01608 659 393


We haven't forgotten the vegetarians and Vegans, so for something a little different for your roast go no farther than Star Anise in Stroud.

Serving food inspired by macrobiotic and wholefood cuisine, Star Anis is a vegetarian restaurant championing seasonal and local produce. Sunday menus may include superfood salads with quinoa and black rice, butternut roast and delicious roasted vegtables.

It is a relaxed, eclectic place to be at on a Sunday, with many artists and bohemians around to inspire.

Star Anise Arts Cafe, 1 Gloucester St, Stroud GL5 01453 840 021 01453 840021