You can’t get more traditional than a Sunday roast and Bath is blessed with all the trimmings when it comes to old fashioned pubs, fancy restaurants, and hidden gems that are serving up Sunday lunch in style.
While a big plate of meat and veg is welcome any time of year, you’ll find most places focusing on roasts in the colder months when a hot, filling meal is just the ticket.
Ready to tuck in? Here are the best Sunday roasts in Bath and places to gather with friends and family and enjoy a good ole local dish.
1. Hare & Hounds
Fancy a side of a sweeping vista with your Sunday roast? Up at The Hare & Hounds on Lansdown, you’ll find lovely views of the countryside around Bath, as well as tasty lunches.
In summertime you can sit outside at the terrace and garden bar and tuck into some pizza, too.
Head here on a Sunday afternoon for a fully loaded roast dinner that comes with roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, carrot & swede mash, Chantenay carrots, seasonal greens & red wine gravy.
Choose from roast sirloin of beef (with Yorkshire puds!), slow roasted pork belly with crackling, or roast breast of local Castlemead chicken – or get all three on a sharing platter! Vegetarian and vegan diners can enjoy all the trimmings with a vegan nut roast option.
Add on some extra Yorkies, honey & mustard glazed pigs in blankets, or cauliflower cheese for a yummy side.
Address: Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 5TJ
Phone: 01225 482682
2. Green Park Brasserie
Long-time champions of local food, Green Park Brasserie in the centre of Bath sources much of its ingredients from the same producers who come to Bath Farmers Market next door to them every Saturday.
Based in what was once the ticket hall of a Victorian train station, Green Park Brasserie has a delicious range of roasts on Sunday afternoons.
Roast potatoes, braised cabbage, seasonal root veg, and a Yorkshire pudding accompany locally sourced meats like Castlemead chicken, Newton Farm topside beef, and roast pork from Tunley Farm during the winter.
Vegetarian and vegan diners can tuck into tasty options like falafel, burger, or caesar salad instead.
Address: 6 Green Park Station, Bath, BA1 1JB
Phone: 01225 338565
Celebrating a special occasion? Elevate your Sunday lunch and try one of Chequers roasts at this buzzy gastropub/wine bar on Rivers Street that specialises in classic British cuisine.
Choose from a rare British rump of beef, roasted pork belly with apple sauce, or chicken supreme all served with indulgent duck fat roasted potatoes, mustard and maple parsnips, orange glazed carrots, braised red cabbage, seasonal greens and a Yorkshire pudding.
Vegetarians can tuck into all the veggie trimmings with a hearty squash, leek, and smoked Applewood Wellington.
Make it a three-course lunch with starters like herb-crusted camembert to share, and traditional desserts like sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce.
Address: 50 Rivers St, Bath, BA1 2QA
Phone: 01225 428924
4. Pulteney Arms
Cosy up by the log fire and say hello to resident pub black labrador Hugo at the Pulteney Arms!
Here you’ll find CAMRA approved ales and a range of roasts that include a beef, pork belly, or lamb, as well as vegetarian options like mushroom pie. Pile your plate with crispy roasties, fresh veg, and tasty gravy.
Furry friends are family too, so bring your pooch along for a hearty Sunday lunch, or try one of these other dog-friendly pubs in the city!
Address: 37 Daniel Street, Bathwick, BA2 6ND
Phone: 01225 463923
5. TOWN + HOUSE by Always Sunday
Like the name suggests, Sundays are special at this cosy yet minimalist gastropub TOWN + HOUSE where you can swap out a pint for a seasonally inspired cocktail with your roast.
Head Chef Che Christian Bryan cooks up creative delights for Sunday roasts including sirloin of beef, free range chicken with redcurrant jelly, or Cornish cider braised pork belly with burnt apple sauce.
Each roast comes with roast potatoes, Yorkshire puds, buttered kale, braised red cabbage, carrots, parsnips, and red wine jus.
Vegetarians are not forgotten with a butternut and lentil wellington with hazelnut & truffle pesto, served with veggies and a vegetarian gravy.
Come for the tasty roasts and stay for the friendly service and fantastic drinks menu.
Address: 36 Thomas Street, Bath, BA1 5NN
Phone: 01225 428096
6. The Bathwick Boatman
Tuck into a riverside roast at The Bathwick Boatman where meat options range from a loin/shoulder of pork with apple sauce or a topside of beef with horseradish sauce, to roast free-range chicken breast or a shoulder of lamb with mint sauce.
Focusing on fresh West Country produce, the roasts are served with rosemary & thyme roast potatoes, greens, carrots, braised red cabbage & broccoli/leeks in cheese sauce, Yorkshire puddings, and of course gravy.
Veggie options include lentils, peas and peppers in pastry, accompanied by a plant-based gravy, rosemary & thyme roast potatoes, braised red cabbage, carrots, and seasonal greens.
Wash it all down with local ale from Box Steam Brewery! It’s one of the best Sunday roasts in Bath if you don’t mind travelling a little while.
Address: Forester Road, Bathwick, Bath, BA2 6QE
Phone: 01225 428844
7. The Huntsman
A Bath stalwart, The Huntsman is one of the city’s oldest pubs and is located inside a Georgian building overlooking ‘Bog Island’ (aka Terrace Walk).
More appetising than that name are the Sunday roasts where you can pick a protein from roast loin of pork (with crackling) and dry-aged sirloin of Owton’s beef to roast Usk Vale turkey with apricot stuffing and pigs-in-blankets, or a plant-based nut roast.
All roasts come with roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pudding, and red wine gravy (all suitable for vegetarians).
Dogs are also welcome here, so bring your bestie bow wow!
Address: 1 Terrace Walk, North Parade, Bath, BA1 1LJ
Phone: 01225 482900
8. The Bath Brew House
Known for its beer, Bath Brew House is also home to some spectacular Sunday roasts (including a roast for kids!).
Get stuck into hearty roasts that come piled with sides like garlic and rosemary potatoes roasted to perfection, maple roasted carrots and parsnips, braised red cabbage, kale, Yorkie pud, and gravy.
Meat-lovers can enjoy 28-day aged sirloin of beef, roast pork belly with apple sauce, or half a roast chicken with stuffing, whereas veggie friends can tuck into a mushroom and cashew nut Wellington with all the trimmings.
Grab a beer brewed on site, or a bottle of prosecco if you’re feeling fancy! It’s one of the best Sunday roasts in Bath.
Address: 14 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX
Phone: 01225 805 609
9. Clayton’s Kitchen
Taking inspiration from the Mediterranean and French cuisine, Chef Robert Clayton’s restaurant also serves up a special take on Sunday roasts!
Sure, you’ll get the usual duck fat roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies with your roast dinner but here you’ll also get fancy options like roast filet of beef with a Yorkshire pudding, carrot and garlic puree, and red wine sauce; honey roasted free-range duck breast with celeriac puree and Cassis sauce; roast Cotswold chicken breast with celeriac puree and madeira sauce; and roast rack of Somerset lamb marinated in rosemary garlic oil with port wine sauce.
Vegetarians don’t get a roast (sorry!), but can enjoy sumptuous dishes like risotto with Porcini mushrooms with leeks, Wyfe of Bath cheese crispy parsnips, and truffle oil.
Address: 15A George Street, Bath, BA1 2EN
Phone: 01225 724386
10. The Salamander
Find a cosy corner in ‘The Sally’ and dig into roasts that are a real labour of love.
There’s no cutting corners here! Choose from an overnight roasted topside of “Ruby Red” beef, 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder stuffed with rosemary & garlic, braised pork belly with crispy crackling, or a vegan nut roast with all the trimmings. Just ask if you want a gluten-free option!
What do you get with your roast? Chow down on crispy roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, cumin roasted beetroot, savoy cabbage, a rich gravy, and a big ole homemade Yorkshire pudding.
Address: 3 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL
Phone: 01225 428 889
There’s a look at the best Sunday roasts in Bath, more of a brunch fan? If you’d rather have an early start to your weekend feasting, check out our top bottomless brunch places in Bath!
Amy is an award-winning travel writer born and bred in Bath. She has written for national newspapers and magazines from the Guardian and Mail on Sunday to Conde Nast Traveller and Good Housekeeping. Now she’s helping travellers explore Bath, one story at a time.